Special Forces soldier Staff Sgt. James Moriarty and two members of his team were recently killed in Jordan. Following his funeral, his sister Melissa Moriarty published the speech she gave at his funeral in Houston.
My speech for Jimmy
Over 500 people were present yesterday at Jimmy’s services in Houston. It was awe inspiring. Only Jimmy could pull that kind of an audience. Thank you to those who came to be with us as we shared our favorite stories about our favorite person. If you couldn’t make it – we felt your spirit, thank you. Here is my speech, for those of you who would like to read it:
My name is Melissa Moriarty, this is Becca Moriarty, and we’re Jimmy’s older sisters. You all came from all over the world to be here today, and it means a great deal to us. We feel your love, your thoughts and your prayers. Thank you.
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Desiree Huitt is an Army Veteran serving 11 years as a Military Intelligence officer and prior to OCS as a combat medic. She is a graduate from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies.