Army Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle, 22, of Ortonville, Mich.
Pfc. Miracle was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy; died July 5, 2007 of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire and indirect fire in the Watapor Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Spc. Christopher S. Honaker.
Warfare claims Ortonville man
THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
Journal Staff Writer
ORTONVILLE - A Brandon High School graduate has died of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire and indirect fire in Afghanistan, the military said.
Army Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle, 22, of Ortonville, died Thursday of wounds sustained in the Watapor Valley of Kunar province, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.
Miracle was a Brandon High School graduate, and the news of his death was what school officials were talking about this morning, said High School Principal Michael Ferguson.
"Joe was a good student and an outstanding young man. ... You would want to have a whole football team of Joe Miracles," Ferguson said. "It's a loss we can't describe. ... It's a loss for all of us."
Ferguson said Miracle was a standout running back for the school's football team and a leader who was respectful of others.
Army Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle was killed in action on 7/5/07.
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