Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Paul F. Fisher
From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa
Incident: Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Paul F. Fisher died Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany. Fisher was very seriously injured Nov. 2 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down in Fallujah, Iraq.
Iowa soldier killed in Iraq had unflappable spirit
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Army Sgt. Paul Fisher was remembered in a Nov. 15 memorial service at his local union hall as a devoted soldier and husband, but most of all as someone with a gift for making people feel at ease.
Fisher, 39, was a flight engineer aboard a Chinook helicopter shot down Nov. 2 by a surface-to-air missile near Fallujah, Iraq. He was flown to Germany with broken bones and a head injury and died Nov. 6 in a hospital in Hamburg, Germany.
Fisher, an electrician for ESCO Electric, had an unflappable spirit and a smile that almost magically calmed everyone around him, said the Rev. David Dryland, of Bethany Congregational Church in Cedar…