Corey Kowall

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Murfreesboro, TN

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Specialist

From an early age, Corey Kowall felt he was born to serve his country, and he lived that dream. Joining the TN Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at 10 years old, he served seven years there, rising quickly to the rank of Cadet Commander. He was also in JROTC and active in the Raiders Program in High School.

“Corey was so committed to enlisting in the military that he went to summer school to graduate a year early. His father and I had to sign his enlistment papers because Corey was only 17 when he joined the U.S. Army,” remembers his mother.

Corey was gifted musically. He had a strong sense of honor and a great sense of humor. His impersonations were the best. Corey carried himself with a deep love for God, for his country, and for his family. Above all, he was kind, caring, and understood what being an American is truly all about.

Age: 20

Date of Death: September 20, 2009

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