Sgt. David L. Herrera Documentary
Organized by: Christian Longmire
Sgt. David L. Herrera was killed in action on January 28th, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq when an IED detonated beneath his truck. As a U.S Army Infantryman assigned to D Co. 2/506th INF of the 101st Airborne Division, he served his country with honor and is remembered by his fellow soldiers as an outstanding leader and friend. At 28 years of age he was a son, a brother, a husband, and most importantly, a father of two little girls. At the time of his death, his oldest daughter was only a toddler while his wife was still pregnant with their second. Due to their young age, his daughters have little to no memory of their father and his time in the service. His fellow soldiers have organized a 10 year memorial reunion at his gravesite in Kentucky for the 28th of January 2016. With the assistance of a professional film maker, the group will film a documentary based on the life of Sgt. Herrera. The goal of the documentary is to capture who Sgt. Herrera was through stories that only his comrades can share; stories that would otherwise be lost and forgotten over time. Once complete, the film will be presented to his wife and daughters so they may know a little more about what made their father such a great person and well respected soldier. The film maker, Lee Kirgan, has agreed to do this project on his own time and money. However, the group would like to offer him some form of payment for his hard work and dedication to this project. Our number one priority is to cover/reimburse his travel and lodging expenses. Any amount beyond the travel costs would help pay for the production of the documentary. If the fundraiser should exceed its goal the group plans to donate the remaining money to the Herrera girls. We sincerely appreciate any donations, big or small. Thank You and CURRAHEE!