honor The GOLD STAR Families and remember The FALLEN.
In Remembrance to
Those Veterans and Sacrificed-All in past wars, as well as those who Died in current
battles, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, let’s take a purposeful moment to those
that gave their lives for each of us to live, move and have our life as
citizens of the United States of America!
Personally, Monday May 28th
is close to my heart again. I am so grateful to have known WW II Veteran Jack
Green, father to Jack Green. Memorial
Day-2017, Jack sat with me and comforted me, grieving the recent death of my 27
year-old grandson, U.S. Army Travis Selinsky, Afghanistan.
Stacy & John Green with father Jack in
This Memorial Day 2018, we’ll honor Jack Green as he passed away late Summer
last year, too.
So many more, we wish we could call-out each individual.
Travis James Selinsky and twin brother Brandon were born March 16, 1990
in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kyle, Jesse and twins grew up in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Oldest brother Kyle,
returned from deployment to Israel, few days previous to incident in early May
2018. This same month Brandon Selinsky again was deployed to Afghanistan.
Travis James Selinsky enlisted in the
United States Army, May 22, 2008, at the age of 18. Staff Sergeant Selinsky
attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning Georgia, where he was
awarded the MOS of 11B (Infantry).
completion of OSUT, Selinsky was assigned to Bravo Company, 2-8 Armorer
Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, September 16, 2008, as a
rifleman. While assigned at Fort Hood, Selinsky was deployed to Iraq, from February
5, 2009 until February 5, 2010.
In 2012, Selinsky was assigned to Alpha
Company, 2-12 Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado
as a fire team leader. While in Alpha Company, Selinsky deployed again to
Afghanistan from March 12, 2012 to December 11, 2012.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Selinsky
was awarded the Purple Heart, April 17, 2012 for wounds received in action April
After leaving in 2013, Fort Carson,
Colorado, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis James Selinsky was awarded a
secondary MOS of 79R, recruiter and assigned to Maui Center, Honolulu Company,
Portland Recruiting Battalion as a recruiting NCO.
Travis James Selinsky of Wailuku, Hawaii, passed away
February 24, 2017 at the age of 26. The
final resting place for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Selinsky is the
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, located in Phoenix.
Love and Peace, my Beautiful Grandson, Grandmother Russell