OCEANSIDE, CA, U.S.A.
SGT, HAWK CO, 3RD SQDN, 2ND STRYKER CAV REG, VILSECK, GERMANY
04/22/2009, VILSECK, GERMANY
April, 24, 2009 – Soldiers of Hawk Company, 3rd Squadron. 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment gathered with fellow Dragoons and Vilseck community members in the Vilseck Chapel to honor and celebrate the life of a SGT William Parker Sullivan II who was described as a dedicated team player. SGT Sullivan died April 22nd from a respiratory illness.
SGT Sullivan was born June 15, 1985 in Oceanside, CA. He is survived by his mother Yolanda and father Joseph T. Sullivan, a former Marine.
“SGT Sullivan was a model Soldier,” said 1STLT Ryan Tallant, 2nd Platoon Leader. “He was the kind of Soldier every leader dreams about because he only made you better.”
“Letting down the team was not something Pat did, not ever” said LCOL Bryan Denny, 3rd Squadron Commander. “The U.S. Army will be at a loss for not having SGT Sullivan in its ranks,” Denny continued. “The Wolf Pack family has lost a friend and a brother.”
“Sully” as he was nicknamed by his friends, was a man whose positive nature infected the lives of all those who met him.
SGT Sullivan entered the Army on August 17, 2004, as an Infantryman. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA. He served as a SAW Gunner while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004. He arrived at 2SCR on August 10, 2007 and deployed with the unit to Iraq in 2008.