Tony enlisted in the army reserves when he was age 16, and when he graduated from high school he went active duty in the army. Tony achieved everything the Army had to offer with high honors. He was a platoon leader and trained his soldiers to be the best they could be. When his soldiers heard they were being deployed to Iraq, the military wasn’t going to send him they wanted to keep him in the states to train more soldiers and he fought to go with his soldiers.
On October 21, 2006 his soldiers were sent on a mission and he was supposed to stay back at post and he refused. He said this is the toughest mission my men are ever going to face and I’m going with them. That morning he was KIA by an IED.
Tony loved his job, hunting, the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.