My Hero. My Son. William James Pace

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My hero is my son William James Pace.  He joined the Minnesota Guards on Sept 12, 2001 the day after the towers went down.  He was only 17 years old and still in school.   He knew he would be going to war but that is what he wanted to do.  I raised him myself since he was 5 years old.   He had one older sister so he was the only boy.  He could of gave me a lot of trouble but he never did.  He ALWAYS woke up with a smile.

This is a boy who wanted to take Karate lessons but would not go again after the first night because it was too strict for him.  He just knew that he wanted to have his country safe and he was willing to die for it if he had to.  Since then he has re-upped and will make a career of the military.  I am so very PROUD of him and what he has become.  He is my hero and will always