David James Todd, Jr.

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: San Antonio, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Our son was the soldier that every man wants to be – respected and always there for his brothers-in-arms. The true definition of a hero, proven in battle in Afghanistan on August 20, 2008, when he came to the aid of 12 soldiers. He would never give up until the mission was completed. He firmly believed in this motto, “No man left behind.”

He was devoted to being the best soldier and did every assignment to the very best of his ability. His accomplishments were many. He always had the respect of the men under him, and the admiration of the men he worked for. He took care of his “troops”. It was noted many times when he was stationed at Fort Polk. Difficult projects were done with a “can do” attitude.

David loved his family, country and troops. As a young boy, his wish was to be an Army man. He was respected and admired by all those who knew him. He always went the extra mile for anyone needing help. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroism.

Age: 36

Date of Death: August 20, 2008

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