Sgt. 1st Class Kurt J. Comeaux served in the La. Army National Guard, 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) based in Lafayette, LA.

Kurt Comeaux did everything he could for his wife Tiffiny and their three children. "He was like Mr. Dad who also worked a full-time job," said his mother-in-law, Karen Gunn. Comeaux, 34, of Raceland, La., died Jan. 6 when a roadside bomb exploded in northwest Baghdad. He was based in Lafayette, La.



Tiffiny and Kurt Comeaux were high school sweethearts and had been married for 12 years. He worked as a probation and parole officer and the couple had three sons, Bryce, 9, and twins Brandon and Brody, 7. The day he left for training before leaving for Iraq, Comeaux's father died. He was able to attend the funeral, but soon after was diagnosed with cancer himself. "He had the surgery and the military took care of him," Gunn said. "He's had so many tragedies during his military service, but he stayed focused." Kurt Comeaux was due to come home on leave on Feb. 14, Valentines Day. Karen Gunn said her son-in-law had told his sons that he would have a special surprise for them in 2005. "That surprise was that he was going to come home," she said.

Support Our War Heroes is proud to honor Sgt. 1st Class Kurt J. Comeaux for his courage and selfless sacrifice.