Go Back   Professional Soldiers > And Some Gave All.... > In Memory Of

Thread Tools Display Modes

Syverson, Major Paul III
Old 06-19-2004, 12:57   #1
The Team Sergeants Little Sister
Martinez is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 138
Syverson, Major Paul III

A Fort Campbell-based Green Beret killed this week in Iraq died in a rocket attack, the Army said Friday.

Maj. Paul Syverson III, 32, was fatally wounded Wednesday when a rocket exploded near a group of soldiers during an attack on Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Balad, Iraq, the Army said.

Syverson was assigned to the 5th Special Force Group at Fort Campbell, the Army post straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border. He is the fourth soldier from the Special Forces unit to die in the Iraq war, and the 62nd from Fort Campbell.

Syverson, of Arlington Heights, Ill., graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, a seven-year-old son, Paul, and a two-month-old daughter, Amy Elizabeth.

He was promoted to the rank of major on April 29. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for helping put down a November 2001 prison revolt in Afghanistan.

How do you do? My name is Trouble
I'm coming in for the kill...
And you know I will
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-19-2004, 13:32   #2
The Reaper
Quiet Professional
The Reaper's Avatar
The Reaper is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Free Pineland
Posts: 24,384
RIP, Major.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

De Oppresso Liber 01/20/2017
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-21-2004, 08:07   #3
Quiet Professional
BamBam is offline
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 209
Rest in Peace, and may God Bless
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-21-2004, 12:13   #4
Dan's Avatar
Dan is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 2,247
Memorial Service at FCKY is tomorrow.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-22-2004, 19:23   #5
Airbornelawyer's Avatar
Airbornelawyer is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,809
Wire service photo from the memorial service:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg syverson mem.jpg (34.1 KB, 77 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-22-2004, 19:25   #6
Airbornelawyer's Avatar
Airbornelawyer is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,809
Honor guard and playing of Taps:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg syverson taps.jpg (38.3 KB, 76 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-08-2004, 10:43   #7
Quiet Professional
NousDefionsDoc's Avatar
NousDefionsDoc is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 1,653
Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
He knows only The Cause.

Still want to quit?
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-09-2004, 00:41   #8
Radar Rider
Guerrilla Chief
Radar Rider's Avatar
Radar Rider is offline
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 796
Rest In Peace. God Bless.
  Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5th GRP KIA troy2k In Memory Of 26 07-13-2004 16:08

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 22:58.

Copyright 2004-2017 by Professional Soldiers
Site Designed, Maintained, & Hosted by Hilliker Technologies