Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Wesley C. Fortenberry
From: Woodville, Texas
Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
Incident: Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Wesley C. Fortenberry was killed April 11 when his helicopter was shot down in Baghdad.
Father of slain soldier wants continued support of war
By Mark Babineck
HOUSTON — Kenneth Fortenberry knows the loneliness his son Chuck endured when he was shipped to Iraq about two months ago, for what turned out to be his last mission.
“Our family, me and my three boys together, have 58 years in the military,” Kenneth Fortenberry said Monday. “We’ve all done our turn, we’ve all had to go through what Chuck went through when he left on that plane. Think of a man with three children and a wife who doesn’t know whether he’s coming back. No one knows loneliness like that.”
Kenneth Fortenberry said his son, Wesley Charles Fortenberry, died Sunday with another AH-64 Apache helicopter crewman when insurgents…