Andrew Weathers

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: DeRidder, LA

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Sergeant 1st Class Andrew Weathers was assigned as a combat medic to 2nd Battalion, 7th SFG (A) ODA 7221, when he died from a gunshot wound while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. He had been in the Army for 11 years. He was also attached to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade before becoming a Green Beret. Awards include the Silver Star with valor and a Purple Heart.

Andy was fun, with a laugh that made you want to laugh too. He rose to any challenge with a smile on his face – always the best at what he did. He was smart and a quick learner with a willingness to work hard. Andy was fiercely patriotic, loyal to his friends, family and everything he held dear to his heart. He believed in his mission, lived his life with grace, integrity and humility.

Weather’s sister said: “I am sure that if Andrew had it to do over again, he would choose the same path. He believed in the mission and wanted to make the world a better place. We know that he made a difference in every life he touched. He believed in his team and loved them fiercely. God made Andy to be a Green Beret.”

Age: 30

Date of Death: September 30, 2014

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