Salutes & Awards

September 20, 2012

Fallen Soldiers remembered during MI HOF events

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Natalie Lakosil
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Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, and Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, laid wreaths in memory of the three fallen MI Soldiers on Friday afternoon in front of the Soldiers’ family members.

As part of Fort Huachuca’s Military Intelligence Hall of Fame celebration, the fort held a ceremony to recognize those MI Soldiers who lost their lives this past year.

During the Fallen MI Heroes Memorial Ceremony on Friday afternoon, Sgt. Christopher Muniz, who died Dec. 11, 2011, Staff Sgt. Michael Hosey, who passed Sept. 17, 2011, and Capt. Joseph Schultz who was killed May 29, 2012, were honored. All three Soldiers had family in attendance to remember them.

The three Soldiers’ names were added to the Intelligence Wall of Remembrance in Alvarado Hall during the ceremony. “Today we honor Sergeant Christopher Muniz, Staff Sergeant Michael Hosey and Captain Joseph Schultz, who laid down their lives for their country. Placing their names on the Wall of Remembrance is something we do to forever keep their memory alive. We thank god for giving us these heroes,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major.

During the ceremony, a wreath was laid for each of the Soldiers, in honor of their memory.

“Today I stand before you to honor three of my new heroes. When I joined the Army over 30 years ago, I really did not understand what it meant to be part of an organization that sets the tone for society and the American way of life. Throughout my 30 years I have seen just how powerful and admired our Army and armed forces have become,” Holiday said. “In the past 10 years of conflict our men and women have made tremendous sacrifices, displayed selfless service and commitment, acts of courage and bravery and provided hope to those who want to live in a free and prosperous society.

“Selfless service like our fallen hero Sergeant Christopher Muniz, who was only 24 years old and on his first deployment, and after only 18 months to Lindsey, heard his calling to give his life in support of our nation. Dedication and commitment like our fallen hero Staff Sergeant Michael Hosey, who was on his fourth combat deployment, and just 10 years of service and was a brother of the first Special Forces group at Joint Base McChord. Providing hope and prosperity like our fallen Solider Captain Joseph Schultz, whose mother kindly said, ‘he wanted to give other people a chance to live like we do,’” Holiday added.

“We as a Corps give honor to the intelligence Soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country, Army and Families. Every life lost is a tragedy —it is a loss to our military, to our nation and to the Families who grieve. These heroes solidify America’s best. America is not perfect but I can think of no better country to lay down my life in defense of,” he said.

Family members and attendees were then able to view the Wall of Remembrance, where each Soldier’s name had been placed.




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