DeFuniak Springs Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

A northwest Florida family mourns the loss of a loved one who was killed overseas fighting the War on Terror. Despite the tragic news, the soldier's relatives say he died bravely defending his country.

28-year old Tim Padgett, a Green Beret, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.

Padgett's special forces team along with members of the Afghan national army corps were conducting patrols Tuesday night when they attacked by Taliban fighters.

Padgett joined the Army National Guard before graduating from Walton County High School in 1997.

He then served as a firefighter in his community before becoming a Green Beret. His mother says there is something about him she will always remember.

Padgett will always be remembered as a good son, a good father and a good patriot.

Padgett is survived by his 8-year-old daughter.

His relatives says they are not sure when his body will return home, or when his funeral will be held.


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  • by Suzie Location: FL on May 21, 2007 at 06:35 PM
    Tim will always be remembered for his wonderful smile and his bravery. He was a wonderful person with a good heart. My thoughts go out to his family
  • by Jesus Velazquez on May 12, 2007 at 02:15 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time in your life, rembering He is enjoyed with our God where everybody we will be arrive there, my sincerely condolences, your Friend Jesus
  • by John Location: Houston on May 11, 2007 at 09:06 PM
    I am deeply sadden and mourn the loss of my brother in arms with you and your family. I will pray for strength and comfort for you, especially for his beautiful and precious daughter so that he may always be remembered as the hero that he is and that his honorable service and sacrifice he gave for the love of our country may never be in vain. We offer our condolences, may God comfort you and give you peace.
  • by h Location: defuniak springs fl on May 11, 2007 at 05:27 PM
    tim was a all around person who helped who he could when ever he could..he was a great firefighter and paramedic....and as father....he will greatly be missed by all.. our prayer are with the fmaily...may god be with them and the rest of the family who has lost member over there....and may god be with the rest of the solider who there...
  • by Mary Howard Location: Houston, TX on May 11, 2007 at 02:10 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time in your life.
  • by Mirella Suchetski Location: Houston, TX on May 11, 2007 at 12:00 PM
    Our heart
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