Sgt Amanda Pinson
Update: Burying Amanda
Continuing the moving story of one American soldier and her family:
Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson, U.S. Army, paid the ultimate sacrifice while proudly serving her country in Iraq on Thursday March 16, 2006.
Sgt. Pinson was the beloved daughter of Christina Ehlen and Tony and Regina Pinson; Beloved sister of Bryan Pinson and of the late Michael and Matthew Pinson;
Dear grand-daughter of Bufford and Patty Nickles, Jimmy and Victoria Pinson and of the late Marlene Pinson;
Dear great-granddaughter of Alma Nickles;
Dear niece of Sandy (Rick) Campbell, Debbie (Mark) Ritter, David (Cindy) Nickles, Jeff (Tammy) Nickles, Cheryl Kohler, Joyce (Ken) Blank, James Harris, and Donna (Michael) Thompson;
Dear cousin of Jennifer, Stacy, Shaun, Stephanie, Jake, Seth, Kevin, Kyle, Melissa, Andrew, Amanda, Michael, and Laura; and special friend of Tara, Amy, and countless others.
Service at HOFFMEISTER SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Saturday March 25, 10:00 AM, with visitation on Friday, 2 until 9 PM. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
The family would like donations in the form of check or money order to be made to the Hancock Alumni Association â€“ Amanda Pinson Memorial Scholarship, Attn: Sue Weber 2191 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, Mo. 63125
Services under the arrangement of HOFFMEISTER SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, St. Louis, MIssouri (314) 544-7100
Thank YOU for writing about her. I know it sounds pretty cliche to say things that are nice, endearing etc. after someone passes, but we’ve always said these things about her; long before her passing. She was truly an amazing person & always so entirely giving of herself. One would often wonder what it was she would accomplish or give next. I’ve attached a picture, that we have been using for everything as of lately. You are welcome to use it for your blog.
They brought her body back home, to St. Louis, this evening by plane from Dover, Delaware where she has been since early this week; from being brought back over from Iraq. It was quite a site. So much respect being given by so many complete strangers. They had 2 fire trucks that had a HUGE flag hanging between them for the hearse to drive through. As they did, everyone saluted her. It truly restores your faith in America, especially at a time like this.
Tomorrow we have visitation and on Saturday we have the Funeral & Burial. The Patriot Guards will be present to honor/protect us during this difficult time. They are an amazing organization! As well as extra military & the police, as her death has been highly publicized here.
Manda was always bound & determined to shine…but I keep smiling to myself as I know my cousin is sitting up there, shaking her head in disbelief and asking, “Really guys, all THIS for ME?”. [Jennifer]
Sgt. Amanda Pinson was killed, with a fellow soldier, by a mortar attack on March 16, 2006.
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