Friday, January 05, 2007

Army Maj. Michael L. Mundell

Remember Our Heroes

Army Maj. Michael L. Mundell, 47, of Brandenburg, Ky.

Maj. Mundell was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 108th Division (Institutional Training), Spartanburg, S.C. died Jan. 5 in Fallujah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

(KDKA) PITTSBURGH A roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq, detonated and claimed the life of a soldier with local ties.

Army Major Michael Mundell, 47, grew up in Canonsburg, Washington County.

He graduated from Canon-McMillan High School and attended Washington and Jefferson College.

Friends and family say becoming a soldier was a lifelong dream for Mundell.

According to his family, Mundell spent about 12 years in active duty the first time around. He started this tour of duty last year on Father's Day and planned to be home by Father's Day this year.

"That is the hardest thing for my wife to accept at this point. Not just that he has died, but him leaving behind four children, the oldest of which is about to graduate from high school and theoretically he would have been here for her graduation," said Ken Sofranko, Mundell's brother-in-law.

Mundell had just returned to active duty after he was hit by a sniper's bullet.

"He was a good man. He was like my hero," said Taylor Sofranko, Mundell's niece.

Army Maj. Michael L. Mundell was killed in action on 01/05/07.

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For Erica

Erica Mundell

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For Dale

Dale Mundell

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For Zachary

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Anonymous said...

God bless you, brave warrior.

Anonymous said...

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
George S. Patton

This was a great man

Tammy said...

It's been 9 months since Maj. Mundell died. I just found out about it. I was a student of his when he taught ROTC in Dayton. My own recollection of him involves many PT runs where he would ride my ass because I couldn't keep up. I hated him for that. But I knew he was only doing his job and that I needed the riding. To hear of his death has brought back memories and definitely changed my perception of what I do remember. He loved what he did and was a good man. His kids should always be proud and we should always be thankful he was there.