December 18, 2005

Ninth Delaware Soldier Dies in Iraq

Delaware soldier killed in Iraq.

A career Army soldier who grew up in Delaware was killed in Iraq over the weekend, the ninth Delaware soldier to die in the war there.

Sgt. 1st Class James "Shawn" Moudy, 37, died early Sunday morning after the Humvee he was driving was struck by a roadside bomb, said his mother, Thelma Moudy, of Newark. Two Army officers visited the Moudy home Sunday afternoon to deliver the grim news.

"He was our only son, our only child," said Moudy, who was surrounded by friends and family this morning.

The Department of Defense reported on its Web site today that a Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed south of Baghdad Dec. 11 when his patrol struck an improvised explosive device. The soldier's name had not been released.

Moudy, who was stationed in Watertown, N.Y., has a wife, Myong Sun, and a daughter, Sandra Rebecca, 13. He graduated from Tatnall School in Wilmington in 1986 and joined the Army after attending Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., for one year.

"He had a love for God and country," his mother said. "He was a very strong man with a very deep sense of purpose and duty."

Funeral arrangements for Moudy are pending.

God bless him and the family he left behind.

H/T: politakid.

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