My dearly beloved brother,
You were more than a brother to me and still is. Death may take you, but the memory lives on in me. I love you and still do. One thing I know for sure is that I will see you, our father and our loved ones at Jesus’ feet.
The Lord gives; the Lord takes! Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Just thought I’d write to say that my battalion just closed most of FOB Oryan in January 2006. My platoon stayed in the same bunker. Would like to say that as of Jan 2006 Akintade memorial was still up on the wall. If you want to see the additions to the bunkers or anything else, just mail me. Spc Garrison 101st abn div 3)320 fa
Just finished your book (an eye opening read) and was so saddened by the loss of SPC Akintade. What a pointless act by a cowardly combatant. I was amused by his choice for a last name change and am sorry that such a kind young man is no longer with us. I am thankful to each and every soldier who volunteers to protect and serve this country. SPC Akintade and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I have not read your book. Segun was a student in my English 101 class at New York City College of Technology in 2002. He was a full-time student and worked a full-time job in the evenings. He was alert, even-headed, among those people who amaze you with their tremendous capability to handle a great deal of work and responsibility. It was devastating to read of his death in Iraq, and to imagine the suffering of his family losing their son and brother in such circumstances.
I’m still here, listening to the fragrance of the air muddled with thoughts of you; your courage and strength still stands the test of time. I draw from you and know that your legacy is passed on; the baton you handed over is still wet with sweat from my palms. To the very end I run, and will see you at the finish line! love you always.
hello bro, your birthday just passed and we still miss you,just had a baby boy oladotun, though he does not know you, i’ll always talk about you to him. i wish we saw one more time before u passed away but as shile said, we’ll be seing you at the lord’s feet. say hi to dad for me
forever in our minds
your baby sister funmi
I served in the same company as Akintade. I still wear his memorial bracelet on my wrist to this day, and will be getting it tattooed on when I get home from this deployment just in case I lose it somehow. Segun was one of the 6 original M-240 gunners from our company, it could have been any of us, it could have happened many different ways, but that day we lost one of the best soldiers we had. He was the first of many friends I lost, and will always be remembered. He came to the US, worked hard, and was achieving the American dream. His death was a true tragedy if there ever was one. We will never forget, the soldiers of A Co. 2/108th INF