“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

General George S. Patton

The Hard Hitter GORUCK event honors the life of Staff Sergeant (SSG) David B. Roten Jr, who served in the United States Army as a decorated Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. After his honorable discharge in 2010, David supported the U.S. Government in austere environments and was killed in action on November 27, 2014.
He lived and served with unwavering commitment, passion, and courage, always pushing himself beyond his limits to be the very best.  In how he both lived and died, he inspired others to greatness and continues to do so to this day.
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