SGT Anthony D. Ewing

SGT Anthony D. Ewing

SGT. ANTHONY D. EWING

Hometown / City: PHOENIX, AZ
Date of Death: Monday, May 28, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: TROOP A, 6TH SQUADRON, 9TH CAVALRY, FORT HOOD, TX

Birth: Sep. 18, 1984, Philippines
Death: May 28, 2007, Iraq

Army Sgt. Ewing was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter and Ewing was part of a rescue team racing to the scene when a roadside bomb exploded underneath his Bradley in Abu Sayda. The crash was part of a complex attack by enemy forces who first shot down the helicopter, then used roadside bombs to kill troops rushing to the site. Anthony was born at Clark Air Base on Luzon Island in the Philippines. He graduated from Westview High School in Avondale, Arizona in 2003. He was on his second tour in Iraq and was supposed to return to the United States soon, but his tour had been extended another 90 days. College was in his plans and he would have started in February. Anthony was a fun, loving and very optimistic man who loved life. He believed strongly in service before self and that all young men should serve their country. He was the kind of guy you could always count on to pick you up. Anthony was an outstanding motivator that could make you feel better with nothing more than his smile and wisecracks – he was just someone you liked. Anthony had this to say about himself -

About me:
Im an optimistic kind of person, all I want to do is go home and relax. That and drink a case of beer and pass out somewhere that Ive never been. In all reality I just want to go home and chill with the homies. ILL BE HOME SOON DAMNIT!!!

Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 53, Site 1035

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