Sgt. Seth Trahan
Sgt. Seth Trahan
“I am proud to serve my country and I am willing to make any sacrifice, whatever it may be. Every time I put on this uniform I take pride in it because I love the American flag on my right shoulder. I have lived free in America for 20 years and I am willing to give up one year so that someone else can have the chance to experience the freedom that we take for granted every day.” ----- SGT. Trahan in an email to his family on January 18, 2005.
The Mike Bernard Acadiana Chapter is deeply honored to present to his family the newest Fallen Hero seedling on Thursday December 1, 2011.
SGT SETH TRAHAN
<------- Sandra making the presentation to Randy and Emma Trahan
SGT Seth Randell Trahan ------->
Sgt. Seth Randell Trahan, son of Randy and Emma Trahan, was born on May 26, 1984 and died on February 19, 2005 while serving his country in Baghdad, Iraq. Seth was 20 years old.
Seth served with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team that shipped about 4,000 soldiers to Iraq in November 2004. Seth was remembered as a proud, well-liked and deeply Christian soldier with the Louisiana National Guard.
“I truly believe with my whole heart his whole mission was accomplished on earth,” his mother, Emma Trahan said. “We’re broken and we’re sad, but we’re at peace. Seth loved what he was doing. He loved America and he loved Jesus.”
“We’ve all been through the pain, the shock and sorrow of this week,” Randy Trahan, his father, said. “But just as real are the memories of Seth. And just as real, more so than that, is the eternal life that he partakes of today.”
“The Bible said that there is no greater love than a man laying down his life for his fellow man,” his church pastor, Loyd Singley, said. "Soldiers who served with Seth wrote his family to say he steered them toward Jesus and helped make a difference in their lives."
Seth was an active member of Northside Assembly of God and graduated high school at Northside Christian School, in Crowley, LA., in 2002.
Northside Assembly of God and Northside Christian School built and dedicated a gym in his honor.
Sgt Trahan had received 11 medals during his military enlistment including the Army Achievement Medal. The Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart were awarded posthumously.
We salute SGT. Seth Randell Trahan, one of Acadiana's Fallen Heroes!
We thank you for your service to this great country. May God bless you and your family.
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