Monday, June 26, 2006

Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk, 26, of Fox Lake, Ill.

Sgt. Lisk died on June 26 of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit received indirect fire from enemy forces during combat operations. Lisk was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

FOX LAKE, Ill. -- A 26-year-old soldier from northern Illinois has died of injuries suffered while serving in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk of Fox Lake died Monday of injuries sustained when his unit was hit with mortar or rocket fire during combat operations in Ramadi, about 70 miles west of Baghdad, the DOD said.

Lisk's father, Army veteran Ralph Lisk, said that his son, who had a 7-year-old daughter, was last home in March to celebrate his birthday.

"Anybody who knows him knows that there's a void in this world now because he's not here," Ralph Lisk said. "He was just a wonderful guy. He'll be missed."

"He was a very kind and loving person. He had a heart the size of Texas," the father added.

Lisk was a member of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany. He had been in Iraq since January.

Ralph Lisk said that even though he's lost a son, it hasn't affected his view of the war.

"The only thing that's free in freedom is the word, and sometimes you have to sacrifice for it," Ralph Lisk said.

"Last time he spoke to me, he felt he was doing the right thing. The people were very receptive to what the American soldiers were doing over there, and he felt that he was there for our freedom."

Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk was killed in action on 06/26/06.

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