From Renee of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:
We have a fallen Hero from Soldiers' Angels, Sgt. Michael C Peek.
Sgt. Peek, 23, of Chesapeake, Virginia, died on March 3 in Baghdad along with two other soldiers, Sgt. Brandon A. Parr and Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
They were all assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, Bamberg, Germany.
Michael is survived by his fiancee, Melanie Link of Wurzburg, Germany, his mother, Katharin L. Jordan, and stepfather, Steve Jordan, of Smithfield, Virginia, his brother, Justin M. Peek, and his father, Floyd Peek of Boise, Idaho.
"He just gave himself all to whatever he did," said John Hudak, Peek's uncle.
Peek was excited by school and swimming.
"He was always the first one out of the locker room. He was ready to practice. 'Coach, coach, coach!' I said, 'Mike, calm down buddy,'" former swim coach Scott Evans said.
Peek fought for his country.
"He wanted to make sure we would all never lose our freedom. That was very important to him," said Hudak.
He loved the people that meant most to him.
"I want to thank you baby, for showing me what true love is and means," said Mel.
Peek's enthusiasm spilled into every area of his life. His love filled the hearts of everyone who knew him, even if it was only for a short while.
"You raise them and they go into the service and never, until now, do you realize how many lives they touch in such a short time," his mother Kathy Jordan said.
Army Sergeant Michael C. Peek was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on the last day of winter, less than a week before his wedding date.
Source: Arlington National Cemetery Website.
The Patriot Guard Riders are riding for Sgt. Micheal Peek .
Remember our Heroes.