Monday, May 5, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence D. Ezell

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence D. Ezell, 30, of Portland, Texas, died April 30 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colo.


rebecca said...

This was my son and I am very proud of him. He left behind a wife and two year old son. He was always coming into a room with a smile and a "hey there". I miss him very much and will always remember the sacrifice he made not just for me but every American. I pinned him in scouts, watched him play baseball, football and even endured him learning the violin,cried with him when he was four and lost his jingle bells on his Christmas play at school, and thank God that he knew the correct curse word to get my attention when he dove off the bridge and was too tired to swim to shore to cause me to go get him, watched him shake as he got married and cry when his son was born. I would give all I have to watch him do anything right now. He was an awesome son and will remain my hero.
Rebecca Ezell Ballew

Wendy Shook said...

Dave's friends from Maryland (who have all scattered a bit since the days of two-stepping, karaoke & drinking beer) missed him when he moved. We are saddened our loss but are very proud of his service. May his wife & family find comfort and his son be proud to have had such a wonderful man as a father. He was kind and gentle to all of us.
I ran into him several years ago and that was the first memory that came to mind when I received the email he smiled at me and just always had a way about him. That was the last time I saw that is the memory I will keep along with so many dances and laughs.