21, of Waterville, Maine; assigned to the 707th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died May 6 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.
To honor SPC Wade A. Slack, his brother, Andrew Slack retrieved this stone from the rocky coast of Maine.
SPC Slack’s brother describes the origin of the stone and his brother –
“That stone came from the ocean shores of ME, I thought it had many eye catching features, different crystals and what not. A variety of characteristics’ which could be found in my brother. … he was a great person with nothing but good intentions in his heart. Only desires were to help others and being a good person all together. He was a great prankster, really good at video games, had one hell of a collection of guns and DVDs, big into the outdoors …”