Carmin Jade Rougle
My dad’s name is Larry I. Rougle and he was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He joined the Army in March of 2000 and was accepted into one of the highest units known as the U.S. Army Rangers.
He served with the Rangers until I was born in 2004 and we moved to Vicenza, Italy. There my Dad joined the 173rd airborne sky soldiers. He became a platoon leader in a scout unit. The scouts go up ahead of everyone else and look for dangerous situations for the soldiers. He also used to jump out of airplanes for practice and also when he went to fight in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
When I was just 3½ years old my Dad was on his 5th tour overseas to fight in the war. On October 23, 2007 the United States Army came to my house to tell my family and me that my Dad had been killed. He was in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, which at the time was thought to be the most dangerous place in Afghanistan. I miss my dad very much but I am very proud of him and I’ll love him forever.
My dad was a soldier, a ranger, the best!
God said, “ It was time for him to go home to rest.”
My dad was the strongest, the bravest, and alive.
He died far from his home from the state called the beehive
My dad is my hero and I hope he knows,
My love will be with him where ever he goes.
©Copyright January 19, 2012 by Carmin Jade Rougle (7 years old)