04 June 2006

Soldiers' Angels Mourns Spc. Brock L. Bucklin

From Donna of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:

We have a fallen SA hero, Brock Bucklin.

Spc. Brock L. Bucklin, 28, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died May 31, in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause.

Bucklin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Brock is survived by his parents, Duane and Dawn and his twin brother, Brad, who is in the Army serving in Germany.

Thank you for supporting the families of our fallen heroes.


Brock's twin brother will be escorting him home:

Dawn Bucklin was on the phone with one of her sons, a soldier stationed in Germany, when two Army officers approached her home with tragic news about her other son: Army Cpl. Brock Bucklin had been killed in an equipment accident in Iraq.
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Brock Bucklin, 28, joined the Army in August 2004, about a year after his twin brother, Brad, did.

"Were they close? When one brother follows his brother into the Army a year later, I guess they are close," Duane Bucklin told The Grand Rapids Press.

Brock Bucklin, who graduated from Forest Hills Central High School in 1997, thrived in the Army, Duane Bucklin said.
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Brad Bucklin plans to escort his brother's remains home from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

"He and Brock made a promise if anything ever happened, they would carry their brother off the plane," Dawn Bucklin said. "He did not want to break that promise."

Please take a moment to read the Army Specialist Brock L. Bucklin tribute at the Soldiers' Angels Fallen Heroes blog.

Remember our Heroes.

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