FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Joseph N. Landry Jr. and Karen Landry, parents of
Cpl. Joseph Landry III, release the following statement for news media
"Our son, Cpl. Joseph N. Landry III, volunteered to serve his country,
following in the footsteps of his father, grandfathers, and uncles. Joey
made the ultimate sacrifice, with honor and duty, to the country he
loved. Joey was a very determined man. When he set his mind on
something, he would do anything in his power to achieve it. He was not
the fastest runner, but he would never quit the race.
Our son was a true American Hero. Before going to Iraq, he told an aunt
that he would take a bullet for a family man so that man could return
Joey's best friend was his youngest brother, Chris. They spent many
hours playing video games together. We will forever miss our son, but we
know he is standing tall and proud in heaven."