Guardsman gunned down protecting his son

| February 14, 2013

Eggs and Bill send us a link to the heartbreaking story of a 25-year-old Indiana Guardsman, Willie Cook, back just 5 months from Afghanistan, who was gunned down last week in what police say was a case of mistaken identity. His last act was to protect his 2-year-old son from the 15 bullets which pierced his car;

On February 2, Cook, was shot and killed while in a car near his grandmother’s East Chicago house where he was taking Antoine for a visit. The veteran was found on top of his little boy, shielding him from the 15 bullets that pierced the car.

” He saved his son he made sure that before he left the last thing he did make sure his son was okay,” said Norwood.

Antoine was hit, too, in the left leg. Another bullet skimmed his right [leg] and a third grazed the toddler’s head.

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  1. 68W58 says:

    The report refers to his unit, which as near as I can tell is the 713th EN company-looks like the had a route clearance mission in Afghanistan last year.

  2. ComancheDoc says:


  3. DaveO says:

    Drudge says Rahmbo is considering a run for POTUS.

  4. Jumpmaster says:


  5. GruntSgt says:

    Sucks big time…RIP

  6. PavePusher says:

    Time for Vets to clean up Chicago?

    Certainly no-one else seems to want tthe job….

  7. Swampfox says:

    I find myself agreeing wholeheartedly with PavePusher. At what point do the men and women sworn to protect and defend the Constitution, start taking action?

  8. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:


    Absolutely tragic!


    PS: God Bless the soul of this Warrior and may his child find solace in the manner in which his father died!

  9. 11B vet says:

    This is the result of strict gun control. Hope the libs are satisfied…

  10. Mustang2LT says:

    This story hits really close to home for me. Sgt. Cook was from my hometown and he was in my Battalion; while I didn’t know him personally it hurts just the same. I recently commissioned, branched Engineer, and was just appointed a platoon leader in the 713th. We were all pretty broken up about it this past weekend during drill. I hope they find the punk that did this and put him down like the mad dog that he is…..Indiana has the death penalty and we use it.

  11. FltMedic says:

    But that’s impossible it couldn’t have happened in Chicago as that’s the city with the toughest gun laws in the nation.

    On a serious note its a sad day when we loose a vet or anyone really to craziness like this.

    As a response to the folks asking when the men and women of that city will fight back I will say they won’t. They continually vote for idiocy like this.

  12. Tman says:

    Chicago, jeezus.

    That place seems like the wild west, especially when they tore down those housing projects (Cabrini Green, Robert Taylor) and pushed the gangsters to the suburbs.

    Not to mention young kids these days think gangs and gangsters are so “cool,” just look at those clowns posing and posturing on youtube.

  13. Old Tanker says:


    No greater love….

  14. Mustang2LT says:

    Actually, the incident did not happen in the City of Chicago, but in East Chicago, Indiana (different city, different state but close to the state line). As far as gun control goes, while Lake County, Indiana is one of only 2 primarily Democrat counties in the state, the gun laws in Indiana are reasonable and have nothing in common with the idiotic laws in Chicago; as a matter of fact, Indiana has a lifetime concealed carry permit for approximately $100. Unfortunately, East Chicago has had a gang problem since before I was born in the 70’s and it’s only gotten worse. It is a shame that a soldier who served his country honorably in Afghanistan would be killed on the streets of an American city in fronot of his child.

  15. Just Plain Jason says:

    I don’t have words…

  16. streetsweeper says:

    God speed and condolences to family and friends. RIP! On the flip side, I will hope and pray that mofo is found and fried, in a similar manner. *spit*

  17. MAJMike says:

    John 15:13

  18. Tman says:

    Thanks for the clarification Mustang2LT.

    I’m pretty sure East Chicago have the same knucklehead gangs as Chicago does.

  19. OldSoldier54 says:

    Man, this sucks.

  20. cannoncocker says:

    My heart breaks for this brave man and his family.

    RIP Warrior

  21. Anonymous says:

    Another awful story…survive a damn tour and come home and get offed.

    God Bless Him, and his family. Especially his little son.

  22. A Proud Infidel says:

    Just take one look at Chicago and you’ll have a glimpse of just what the left wants to inflict on all of the USA!

  23. rb325th says:


    Chicago needs to be cleaned out… from the crooked politicians to the gang banging drug cartels. This insanity there has to be put to an end.

  24. rb325th says:

    Okay, different Chicago, but the sentiment is the same… this crap has to stop!! Gang banging punk ass bitches and the damned politicians who enable it by going after easy targets like law abiding citizens

  25. Whitey_wingnut says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, family and fellow members of his unit.

  26. Eggs says:

    This is not a gun control issue. It’s a thug control issue. Rest In Peace Willie.

  27. Rerun0369 says:

    While sad, he died as a true Soldier and warrior, protecting the innocent. For that we should be thankful. RIP, may God embrace you with open arms.

  28. Country Boy says:

    Rest in Peace Warrior your served your Family and your Nation to the bitter end.

    One of these days one of these gangs is going to cross the wrong person and CNN will be reporting the streets running red with their blood as a Warrior hunts them down and exterminates them for their transgression.

  29. FatCircles0311 says:

    What? No knee jerk snappy Barack Hussein Obama social commentary about how this could have been his son?

    Mr. President I am disappointed.

  30. Flagwaver says:

    @29, actually, the President only accepts gangstas and thugs as his children. Sorry, people with honor are ignored by him.