Face of Defense: Soldier’s Service Honors Fallen Mother
By Army Sgt. Mike MacLeod
82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan, July 18, 2012 – The U.S. Army considers itself a values-based organization, inculcating new recruits from the infancy of boot camp in its ethos: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.
U.S. Army Sgt. Colton Hurley, an infantry team leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, stands next to a memorial for his departed mother, Army Sgt. Krystal Hurley, in this undated photograph. Hurley was inspired to serve 20 years in the Army by his mother, a combat medic who passed away when he was an infant. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike MacLeod