Today please remember Lt. Demetrius Frison, 26-years-old, who died Tuesday, May 10th, 2011, while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, KY.
He was killed when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was serving his first combat tour in Afghanistan, where he had arrived on January 9th of this year.
Frison was just promoted to 1st Lieutenant on April 10th, his birthday. He enlisted only two years ago.
He is survived by his wife of two years, MIkki, and their 6-month-old son, Christopher-Kenneth. Frison had been able to see his son before he was deployed to Afghanistan at the beginning of the year.
He was happy to hear the news the U.S. Force had killed Osama bin Laden, but he told his wife that he "still had a job to do."
Friends described Frison as a young man with a promising future. "He had so much love for what he did, and so much love for his family." "When I think of him, I think, 'This is an outstanding man'", friend Leslie Danielson said.
"He loved what he did," his wife said. "He was very determined." He also was a man who loved God with all of his Heart.
"He knew exactly what was going on. Some of his last Facebook messages and some of his last emails showed great dignity, great pride, in what he was doing for his country," Demetrius' brother, Paul Frison, said.
Sgt. Roberto Brabham, who had been friends with Frison since high school days, said "He died loving serving his country. He died a very honorable and noble death and his family is very proud of him, I know I'm proud of him, and we encouraged his step into the military."
On his MySpace page, he listed his mother and his grandmothers as his heroes. He also posed a question about whom he'd like to meet,
His response: "Me in 25 years, to see where I am at and change what I don't like about myself before it's too late."
Thank you Lt. Frison. You have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for our freedom. God Bless you and your family. You will Never be forgotten!