GREEN BAY, WI, USA U.S. Army PFC, D COMPANY, 782D MAIN SUPPORT BATTALION, FORT BRAGG, NC 28307 BAGHDAD, IRAQ 11/15/2004
Isaiah Hunt didn’t want to leave his new girlfriend to go to Iraq. But the military gave him a newfound maturity.
“He grew up in a short period of time,” said his father, Mike Hunt, a former football player for the Green Bay Packers. “He was proud but he was also scared. You could tell that from his e-mail.”
Hunt, 20, of Suamico, Wisconsin died November 15th in the arms of his commander after he was thrown from a vehicle in an accident in Iraq. He was based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Hunt was always concerned about the well being of other people, particularly his family. “He was a caregiver; he just wanted everything to be OK and everyone to be happy,” said his mother, Pam Hunt.
Mike Hunt said his son resisted the idea of joining the Army but reconsidered and joined up after graduating from high school. Pam Hunt said her son wasn’t “philosophically motivated by patriotism” but wanted to better himself. “He was looking forward to making money going to college, getting a car. He had pretty typical goals,” she said.