A Soldier's Story: Specialist Wade Elliot Hector

Specialist Wade Elliot Hector was born on August 3, 1968, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

After graduating from Lebanon high school in 1986, he enlisted in the US Army, completing a 3-year contract. After that, he remained in the New Hampshire Army National Guard.

After his active service, Specialist Wade Hector worked for the Greenwood Painting Company and was an avid hunter.  He was a member of the Grafton County Fish and Game Club and the National Rifle Association.

He deployed to Saudi Arabia to help support Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War, and on February 21, 1991, Specialist Wade Hector lost his life in a truck accident.  He rests at the Mills Cemetery in Meriden, New Hampshire.


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