Theodore B Rushing
November 11, 2011
Killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
|Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing, 25, of Longwood, Fla. died Nov. 11, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y. Teddy is survived by his loving parents, Rick and Ann Rushing of DeBary; sister, Stacy Rushing of DeBary; maternal grandmother, Marcheta Holloway of Fern Park; maternal grandfather, William Strohaker of Altamonte Springs; aunt, Kathy Coon and her husband Stewart of Winter Park; Uncle, Dan Rushing and his wife Mona of Ocoee; aunt, Ginger Cantanese and her husband Vince of Apopka; Uncle, David Rushing and his wife Jan of Winter Garden, and several beloved cousins, extended family, and friends.|
|Honoring The Life And Service Of Pfc Theodore B. Rushing
By Rep. John L. Mica
Mr. Speaker, on Friday, November 11, 2011 a central Florida Soldier, PFC Theodore B. Rushing, lost his life in service to our nation from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an I.E.D. in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan while assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. PFC Rushing joined the U.S. Army in March of this year. Upon completion of his training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, PFC Rushing reported to Fort Drum, New York. In August he deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.PFC Rushing's impressive list of awards and decorations include the Purple Heart; Army Achievement Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; National Defense Service Medal; the Combat Action Badge; and a Bronze Star awarded posthumously.PFC Rushing was a former student at Altamonte Christian School in Altamonte Springs where he had a reputation of being fearless, an attribute that he carried into battle. Upon completion of high school, PFC Rushing attended Seminole State College where he earned his associates degree. PFC Rushing had planned on following in his father's footsteps as a police officer once he had completed his military service.We shall never forget the ultimate sacrifice PFC Rushing has given for his country. His actions will serve as an everlasting reminder of the dedication and sacrifice the members of our nation's Armed Services make every day.To his family, we extend our very deepest sympathy and condolences. PFC Rushing is survived by his father George, mother Ann, sister Stacy and grandparents Marcheta and William.For his service and sacrifice, I ask all Members to join me in honoring his life and commitment to our nation.
|From NBC WESH Orlando wesh.com 11/18/11:
Fallen Soldier's Remains Return To Fla.
Funeral Set For Next Wednesday
UPDATED 1:33 PM EST Nov 18, 2011
The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Army Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing died on Veterans Day in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
He suffered fatal wounds when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Rushing was going to follow his father's footsteps and become a police officer, but once he joined the army, he told his dad that he'd found a new career.
"He liked the fact that he was able to give back to his country that had given so much back to him. He liked the fact that he was a Calvary scout, out front paving the way for everybody else," said Rushing's father, Rick Rushing, on Friday.
Members of the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office escorted Rushing's remains to the funeral home.
"I'm so proud that I had a son as fine as him," Rushing said.
The funeral is scheduled for next Wednesday. A viewing is set for Saturday at the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home on Lake Ivanhoe.
Rushing was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), in Fort Drum, N.Y.
|Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge 25 and CNLBank
Establish Trust Fund Account for Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing
The Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge 25 (FOP), representing over 700 Orlando Police Officers, collectively
mourn the loss of fellow Orlando Police Officer George “Rick” Rushing’s son, Army Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing, who was
killed in combat on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2011, while participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing was a cavalry scout, assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Brigade
Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Those interested in making a donation towards the Rushing Family to offset the financial burden during this most
difficult time may do so at any CNL Bank location in Central Florida; account #3060332, or send a check or money order
payable to the Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge 25 c/o The Rushing Family, PO BOX 2469, Orlando, FL 32801-2469.
|From The U.S. Army
Fort Drum honors three fallen Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team
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