Post Namesake Memorial Anniversary

May he be forever remembered!

Army Cpl. Peter J. Courcy

Died February 2009 Serving in Operation Enduring Freedom


22, of Frisco, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


From an article by Chris Smith of The Leaf-Chronicle

Two 101st Airborne Division soldiers died Tuesday when an improvised explosive device exploded near their vehicle in Salerno, Afghanistan.

Spc. Peter J. Courcy, 22, of Frisco, Texas, and Pfc. Jason R. Watson, 19, of Many, La., died in Salerno from their injuries, according to a news release Thursday from the Department of Defense.

The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Campbell.

According to a Fort Campbell media release, Courcy was an infantryman who entered the Army in July 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2007. His awards and decorations include: the Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Air Assault Badge; Parachutist Badge and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

Courcy is survived by his wife, Mara, of Colony, Texas; son, Anthony Luke, of Frisco, Texas; mother and step-father, Mary and Christopher Bush, of Frisco, Texas; and father, Jon Mitchell.


From The Associated Press

Peter J. Courcy’s best friend, Otto Bauer, laughed as he remembered meeting Peter in 2001 on a school bus.

“He was one of a kind, and we just hit it off right away and quickly became close,” Bauer said. “He was always a goofy kid and had a strong personality.”

Courcy, 22, of Frisco, Texas, was killed Feb. 10 by a suicide car bomb in Salerno. He was assigned to Fort Campbell.

Courcy’s former principal remembers his upbeat presence and fervor for life. “He was a good student, but he was an even better person,” Rick Burnett said. “That was reflective in the fact that he served his country.”

After graduating in 2004, he played amateur hockey for the Dallas Ice Hawks while taking classes at community colleges until enlisting in 2006.

“We always knew that’s what he wanted and needed,” said his father, Chris. “He needed to be in the Army just as much as the Army needed him, and he thrived there.”

He was a Dallas Cowboys nut and signed on for another five years of service, hoping to join the Special Forces.

End of Watch

From the Richardson Police Department Facebook Page

Officer Sherrard End of Watch

Officer David Sherrard (37 years old) was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday evening (02/0718) responding to a disturbance at 4250 E. Renner Rd (Breckinridge Point Apartments). Officer Sherrard was a 13 year veteran and member of our SWAT Unit. He exemplified the professionalism, heroism, and strong character inherent in all Richardson police officers. We are grieving and deeply hurt by this loss. We are grateful for the outpouring of support by the public and continue to ask for prayers for Officer Sherrard’s family and friends.#RichardsonBlue

Additionally a civilian( now identified as 30-year-old Rene Gamez) also died. Gamez was living in the apartment where a stand-off with police and the suspect occurred.

Happy 108th Birthday Boy Scouts

Post 178 is proud to wish our scouts a Happy 108th Birthday

Pack 178 Troop 178 Crew 178

The Boy Scouts of America – one hundred years young and still going strong! Celebrate the adventure and continue the journey as Scouting launches its 108th year.

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IT ALL BEGAN IN A FOG

While walking the misty streets of London in 1909, American businessman William Boyce lost his way. A boy offered to guide him to his destination. Boyce wanted to pay him, but the boy explained that he was a Scout, and that Scouts do not accept money for doing good turns.

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Eager to learn more, Mr. Boyce met with Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain. Boyce knew that boys back home would like the idea, so he brought Scouting to the United States. Papers incorporating the Boy Scouts of America were signed on February 8, 1910 – the date celebrated as the official birthday of the BSA.

Spring 2018 Mulch Sale

Boy Scout Troop 178 Frisco, Texas

Spring 2018 Mulch Sale

Quality, clean, organic materials for your landscape.

2 cubic foot bags cover 10 square feet/2 inches deep.

Price

2 cubic foot bag – black mulch

$5    

2 cubic foot bag – brown hardwood mulch

$5    

2 cubic foot bag – black mulch – delivered

$7    

2 cubic foot bag – brown hardwood mulch – delivered

$7    

Delivery Choices   

Saturday, March 3 AM     Saturday, March 10 AM     Saturday, March 17 AM

Saturday, March 3 PM     Saturday, March 10 PM      Saturday, March 17 PM

Sunday, March 4 PM        Sunday, March 11 PM        Sunday, March 18 PM

About Delivery

We will contact you by text with a delivery “4 hour window” one week prior to delivery.

We will do our best to deliver on one of your 3 delivery time choices

Sales will be attributed to the troop and will allow us to help make the troop successful and supports the development of our country’s future leaders. 

Each bag will cover 10 square feet with 2 inches of mulch.

Visit the sales page at

https://scoutsales.org/?1232.86.959

to submit your order

This fundraiser will benefit the troop by raising funds to cover the cost of shared expenses for Troop 178 and Crew 178.

Pickup will be on the scheduled delivery dates at All Storage Eldorado located at

6707 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75033

Next to the Frisco Gun Club

Contact David Grandfield : txrackack@gmail.com with any questions