KIA May 30, 2011
Operation Enduring Freedom
Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101stAirborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Army PFC Anthony Nunn died May 30, 2011 of wounds sustained after insurgents attacked his unit using an IED in Nike district, Paktika province, Afghanistan.
While growing up in Burnet, Texas, Anthony had a love for life, his family, friends and music. While attending Burnet High School, he played trombone in the band, and made time to serve his community every chance he could through his church. Anthony impressed his teachers with his spirit and work ethic. Mike Lewis, band director at Burnet High School said Nunn showed wisdom and character beyond his years. “All the way through high school, he was going to be a man of his word,” Lewis said. “He said, ‘I’m going to be someone people can count on,’ and he really tried hard to do that.”
The Army was something Anthony believed in strongly and started the process to join his Junior year. He graduated in June 2010 and immediately enlisted, arriving at Fort Campbell in October of that year. He had only been in Afghanistan three weeks when he was killed. Anthony was posthumously awardedthe Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.
Anthony’s mother, Christina, shared this about her son: “We are very proud of Anthony for doing what he felt was right for him. I have learned that the day before he was killed, there was an explosion near his unit. Anthony held the hand of his Army brothers, calming them while waiting on help. That is who my son is. His heart was bigger than life, protecting those he loved, always. He had an amazing belief and love for God, sharing Him with everyone. As his mom, I thought I was the protector of the family, but he always watched over us … and he still does.”
PFC Anthony Nunn was 19 years old from Burnet, Texas
Portrait was presented July 5, 2015 at a memorial service to Anthony’s family and friends at Christ Church Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas.
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