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Sergeant Bill "Werewolf" Cahir, USMC, Killed in Action

Bill was instrumental in the development of Leadership Under Fire, Inc.. His extensive combat experience coupled with his strong intellect made a him a trusted warrior and colleague. One of the greatest honors and privileges was serving with Bill on 'Team Yankee' in Fallujah, Iraq in 2006 and 2007. His impact on countering the Sunni insurgency and bringing stability to Fallujah was remarkable - Bill truly was the epitome of a U.S. Marine. General Petraeus' counterinsurgency field manual states that "rank is not necessarily an indicator of talent." Sgt Bill Cahir exemplified this theme - few if any sergeants had the range of impact that Bill had on USMC operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bill was killed on 13 August 2009 while in action against the enemy in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while serving with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. He left behind his wife Rene, and beautiful twin daughters whom he never met.

The "Werewolf Initiative"

Leadership Under Fire is pleased to announce the "Werewolf Initiative" for post-9/11 veterans. Post-9/11 G.I. Bill military veterans currently pursuing academic study in fire science (or a related field of study) are eligible for scholarship to attend "Making Yourself Hard to Kill" Conferences and Tactical Training Weekends at no expense (travel and lodging are included with the initiative). This initiative is being facilitated and managed compliments of The Paddy Brown Program (www.paddybrownprogram.org). The initiative's namesake honors the sacrifice and service of Sgt William "Werewolf" Cahir and Bill's firm belief in higher education for those in public service.
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Sgt. Bill Cahir, USMC

We will miss you Bill.
You certainly made this world a better place for so many, and we will ensure that your warrior legacy lives on.........

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