Another in an occasional series honoring gamers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country…
An Associated Press report lists a pair of gamers killed in Iraq in separate incidents:
Army Sgt. 1st Class David A. Cooper Jr. died September 5th following a vehicle accident in Baghdad. From the AP story:
David Cooper Sr. recalled that his son and his grandsons would hole up in the basement “dungeon,” laughing and playing with their computers, video games and a wide-screen TV.
“They’d stay there all day long,” Cooper said. “They’d come up for a meal, then disappear down there.”
Marine Lance Cpl. Jon T. Hicks Jr. (left) was killed in action on September 10th in Anbar province:
Jon Hicks Sr. said his son enjoyed football and followed the Philadelphia Eagles. He “liked playing video games and loved playing paint ball,” he said.