Memorial Page Established By-Ann E.
In Honor Of Sgt. WillSun M. Mock
MY VALIANT SOLDIER
In Memory of Sgt. Will Mock
Dec. 19, 1982-Oct. 22, 2006
WillSun was a very loving, caring child who grew into a young man who wanted to make a
difference. He enlisted in the US Army as soon as he could after 9-11.
My son became an integral part of every team he was with. He was dedicated to mission
accomplishment and always displayed unwavering courage and commitment.
Will's commander said of him, "Will was loved and respected by all the soldiers he served
with. He was a big brother in the barracks to so many that lacked direction in life. His personal
motto was 'Strength and Honor'. He lived by those words in everything he did and with
everyone he came in contact with. He did not just speak these words and have them tattooed
on his arms, he lived by his motto daily." Will made everyone feel they were his best friend.
His squad leader and friend said,"Sgt. Mock loved the thrill of competition. He was proficient at
boxing and regularly taught the young men of our platoon in the art of pugilism. Sgt. Mock
constantly trained his body to be physically fit. You could always find him in the gym pushing
out rep after rep and set after set." The joke went around the officers that he was not getting
bigger muscles, he was just wearing smaller shirts. LOL
Another friend said, "Sgt. Mock was proud of his 'Kansas farm boy' heritage. He grew to try
and be something greater than himself. Will had seen many countries and been to many
places. He was a veteran of OIF II and Fallujah and was trying to learn to speak Spanish
fluently. But despite his traveling the world, the core of him would always be that of a Kansas
man, who loved his family and spoke of his brothers with love and respect. Who would quote
his father and grandfather, and talk about advise his mother gave him. Sgt. Mock was wise in
common sense and rich in family."
Will loved mankind just like Jesus Christ taught us.
Sgt. Mocks awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal(2nd award), Purple
Heart(he declined the first one), ArmCommendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd
award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Saervice Medal, Kosovo Campaign
Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on
Terrorism Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon,
Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Ribbon (Kosovo), Combat Infantryman
Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and Valorus Unit.
Will is greatly missed by family and friends and has touched lives even after his death. CNN
aired an interview by Arwa Damon on Nov. 11, 2006 on Will. (It is still posted on YOU TUBE)
STRENGTH and HONOR, Sgt. Mock
October 25, 2017
I recently ran the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 22 2017 in Washington DC. At the expo, I was
given the chance to run in memory of a fallen soldier. The name I picked was Willsun Mock. It
was an honor for me to have his name pinned to by back as I ran the course. I spoke to him
the entire race and asked that he would help carry my feet. He did. After I finished the race, I
happened to notice he died on Oct. 22nd. I also found out he was from Kansas. I was born
and raised in Pittsburg Kansas. I truly felt somehow this was not a coincidence. I just wanted
to let his family know that he is not forgotten. He made the ultimate sacrifice. I will always
hold a special place in my heart for him.
September 25, 2015
E I have only recently come to know about Sgt. Willsun Mock. Strange how you can feel a
connection with someone that you never met. I have a trusted friend who served with Will. I
have read the book, "They Fought For Each Other", and seen the CNN video. Maybe because
I see him as someone who could have been my son or maybe because he represents what I
think the ideal American Soldier is. I wear a KIA bracelet in memory of Will. My hope for
posting here is that Will's Family might see that Will's sacrifice, and their sacrifice, is
Lee Alan Mock
Mock was my dear and great uncle i didn't get to know him much because when he died i was
8 years old. Now that i have grown up and turned 13 i have realized that i Will never see Him
again until i when i die but i am pretty sure that he's probably looking over us and his platoon,
Buddies, Brothers, Sisters, Mom, Dad, Nieces and nephews it's really sad that he died this
young and in this sort of way. See ya when i Am gone Uncle will. "Strength And
Honor" WILL MOCK
November 14, 2010
Hunter John Haycraft
Since November 11, 2006 I have known who you are because of the cnn interview. My mom
cried after she watched it and heard you died. I was 4-1/2 yrs old then.I remember telling my
mom SgT Mock said not to cry. At bedtime I said a prayer for him. When my mom tucked me
in I shouted to the heavens 'strength and honor SGt Mock!' and my mom whispered back
'strength and honor Hunter John' but I think it was him saying it back. That was the first night
I started saying goodnight to SgT mock before I would go to bed.A little while after that I
asked my mom for a picture of SGT mock because I didn't want to forget what he looked like.
she went online and made one for me in a frame and placed it above my bed. that summer I
started to get scared of the dark. my mom said when SGt mock went to heaven he became a
guardian angel and maybe if I ask god he would let him be mine.I think he is.I see his picture
everynight and he looks like he is smiling at me. He is my guardian angel and I am not af!
raid of the dark anymore.I am 10-1/2 yrs old now. SGT mock stays with me so I don't get
scared anymore. he died protecting people and helping people.I want his mom to know he
looks out for me still to.I wish he met me when he was alive.I know we would have been
friends.I have freckles just like him. thank you SGt mock for being my angel.
Strength AND honor SGt mock! love, Hunter John Haycraft
September 06, 2010
I miss you, brother. I wish we could have scared some birds together.
Well Done. Be thou at peace.
July 4, 2010
I recently received a hero bracelet honoring Sgt Mock and was intrigued because we share
the same last name. I don't know if that's just a coincidence or if we are distant relatives, but
either way I want to thank him for all that he did.
May 26, 2010
DIAZ, LEANDRO A
I HAVE KNOWN WILL FOR QUITE A WHILE. HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF MY
MEMORIES. I WAS WITH HIM IN KOSOVO, AND IN IRAQ FOR OIF II. WE SPENT A LOT OF
TIME TALKING FAMILY AND THINGS BACK HOME. I AM FROM TEXAS SO WE BUSTED
ON EACH OTHER ABOUT COLLEGE SPORTS. I HAVE A FEW PICTURES OF US IN IRAQ.
ONE OF ME AND HIM IN FALLUJAH SITTING NEXT TO A WALL DRINKING COFFEE. HE
WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A GREAT SOLDIER, ONE OF THE BEST I EVER HAD THE
PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SEE YOU ON THE HIGH
GROUND. SCOUTS OUT...
|Sgt. Willsun M. Mock
United States Army
KIA 22 October 2006, Iraq
|Print by Michael
Reagen Nov. 2004
|Photo from interview by Arwa
Damon in Iraq 2004
|On top of humvee resting
|after workout Iraq 2004
|Promotion to Sgt
Iraq Feb. 2005
|July 2006 Wichita,KS airport
being welcomed home by Mom
|Will and Spc Agami also KIA
in Iraq in 2006
|Will in Germany 2006
|Portrait by DeVoe 2007
|Will on R&R in
Germany Aug. 2004