FRISCO-Desty Boatright married her high school sweetheart on Valentine’s day when she was just 15-years-old.
“He’d finally come over to the house wanting to ask me out on a date and I was like, okay. We were together ever since,” said Desty Boatright, widow of Sgt. Luke Boatright.
They had three kids before U.S. Army Sergeant Luke Boatright was sent to Iraq. He was killed by an I-E-D in Baghdad in 2004 when he was just 24-years-old.
The couple’s only son was just eight-years- old when his dad died. His mom says he is a spitting image of his father.
“He was a cool guy, you know, did a lot for everyone. He was nice. Goofy,” said Colton Boatright, son of the fallen soldier.
The veteran’s memorial in Frisco was built the year Boatwright died. He’s one of 13 Frisco soldiers killed in action. One by one, the city plans to honor all of them at Frisco Commons Park. On Memorial Day, it was Boatwright’s turn to be honored.
“I’m very proud of him, he’s my hero and I miss him every day,” said Desty Boatright.