Wednesday Hero~Sgt Scottie Kinzer

Posted by pet | Wednesday Hero | Wednesday 28 February 2007 6:58 am


Today’s Wednesday Hero post (post below) is about an amazing man, Sgt Major Brent Jurgerson, who survived not one, but two incredible wounds in the war in Iraq. When his last wound was received, Sgt Scottie Kinzer was with him and died in the attack.

Sgt. William “Scottie” Kinzer Jr., 27, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, died January 26, 2005, in Al Dalluyah, Iraq while serving his country by protecting a voting site. He was serving with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, from Schweinfurt, Germany.

Kinzer grew up in the small town of Salem, South Carolina. He attended high school at fletcher Academy, a Seventh Day Adventist boarding school near Asheville, North Carolina. He was a gymnast and one of 23 in the graduating class. He enlisted in the Army in March 2001, and had recently re-enlisted.