Military Mondays – Meet MSG Bunthy Thap
Every Monday, we like to introduce you to one of the troops stationed here at Ft. Bliss. This week, we introduce you to MSG Bunthy Thap who was nominated by his very proud wife!
Jaime Thap wrote to us about her husband, Bunthy:”I would like to nominate my husband, MSG Bunthy Thap, not just because I’m his wife and therefore prejudiced, but because in or out of uniform, he goes above and beyond the call of duty or his contract to be there for any fellow soldier. He’s been serving our country for 18 years and has been to Korea, Saudi Arabi, Iraq twice & Afghanistan (& is set to go again in the future). He not only does his job that he’s required to do, but he is ‘on call’ 24/7. He is always there for any soldier regardless if it is his soldier that he is required to take care of, mentor and to make sure they get what training & information required but anyone else he comes into contact with. I have watched him in action and he is a great leader. I have been privileged to talk to other soldiers to learn that they really trust him, his leadership and guidance and know that in a call of duty they will have his back just like he would have theirs. He loves being a soldier and I suspect will continue to be one for many, many more years to come. What amazes me even more is that he was not born in the U.S. but became a citizen as a child. And even though this was not his country he was born into, he would not even hesitate a moment to give up his life for his fellow comrade, family or country. His heart is bigger than anyone’s I’ve ever met when it comes to the love that he has for this country and his battle buddies.
I am so proud to have him in my life and to get to travel with him every where he goes. He’s a wonderful husband and father to our identical twin 5 year old girls, 11 year old girl and our 13 year old boy. He’s always there for us and always tries to give us the best. How he does all of this, I will never know. I just know that I am so proud of him to have accomplished all that he has from his deployments, to being a great mentor to his soldiers and family, to completing is associates degree and now working on his bachelors, and to simply always caring and wanting to help his family and others.
The first picture is of him training at what used to be called ANOC and second picture is of him returning home from R & R greeting one of our twin daughters.”
Thank you so much to Jamie for introducing us to her husband, MSG Bunthy Thap. We thank him for his service to our country. Our prayers go out to him and his family.