Posted by: Jacqui Murray | January 18, 2012

Wednesday Hero: Spc. Joseph Graves

Spc. Joseph A. Graves
Spc. Joseph A. GravesU.S. Army

21 years old from Discovery Bay, California

110th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade
July 26, 2006

Spc. Joseph Graves’s dream was to work for the FBI and he saw that joining the Military was a way to help me do that. Joseph Graves enlisted in the Army at 17 and surprised his family when he went to jump school soon afterwards. “This was a kid I could hardly get to ski down a ski slope, because it was too intimidating,” said his father, Kevin. “And now he’s jumping out of airplanes.” Spc. Graves was the lone casualty when his convoy was attacked by insurgents near Baghdad on July 26, 2006.

You can read more about Spc. Graves here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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  1. A sad story, but his dad’s words made me smile. Nice to gain a little insight into someone who gave so much for us.

    • ‘Spc’ is a Specialist I think, my son’s rank. I’m shivering. I can only imagine what his dad feels.


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