Army Cpl. David
Phillip McCormick, 26, of Bay City, TX
Cpl. David Phillip McCormick, 26, of Bay City, passed
away Monday, April 28, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq while proudly
serving his country in the United States Army. David was
born in Bay City on April 10, 1982 to parents, Leo William
McCormick Jr. and Anna June Staten McCormick. David grew up
in Bay City and was a graduate of Bay City High School's
Class of 2000.
On the morning
of Sept. 11, 2001, America was attacked by enemies of
freedom. David put aside his studies to answer the call of
his country to fight a war against terror and hatred. He
joined the Army because he was firmly committed to the
service of our nation and he wanted to safeguard our
liberties. He was serving in his second tour of duty and had
just returned to Iraq after spending time at home with his
family in early April.
While he was
home he had applied and was accepted into the business
school at Texas State University where he had hoped to
attend next fall to study for a bachelor's degree in
business and eventually obtain a masters degree in business
administration. He also had dreams of continuing his service
to his country by becoming a commissioned officer in the
United States Coast Guard Reserve.
David was a
hero, and like so many others, his life was cut tragically
short by forces of oppression, racism and hatred.