Carl was an Air Force Reserve Pararescueman (PJ) assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing based at Patrick Air Force Base. He was on a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter conducting a combat search and rescue mission in western Iraq along with another PJ brother, Master Sgt. Bill Posch, and five other airmen of the Jolly 51 crew, when all seven aboard lost their lives in a crash. Carl was killed in action just before his 32nd birthday and left behind his wife, Angela. We may have lost these seven American heroes, but we will always remember their service and honor their lives every day.
Carl and Angela made their home in Tallahassee after both attending Florida State University, where they met. He loved the outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, or being a safari guide in Tanzania, Africa. Carl never met a stranger and never turned down an opportunity to help someone—friend, family, or stranger. Ever an optimist, he was a loving husband, a humble warrior, and a model for how to live each day to the fullest. Carl Enis is a true American hero that lived by the USAF Pararescue creed, "these things I do, that others may live.”
Our hearts break for Angela as her best friend was taken from her so suddenly on March 15th. Carl and Angela spent 12 years together and were partners in everything. Their love was unconditional and they supported each other in their individual pursuits, including his love of adventure and wanting to serve as a PJ, and her love of dogs and founding Last Hope Rescue, a Tallahassee-based dog rescue.
Many people have asked how to help Angela, so we wanted to provide an opportunity for people to support her as she finds her way through the grief and devastation of Carl’s death. We cannot bring Carl back, but we can ease some of her financial stress that comes with losing her husband.
Thank you for your consideration and support. We love and honor Carl and will never forget his sacrifice to our country. 100% of your donation will go towards Angela's financial needs. Every little bit helps and is appreciated. Please share this with others who may want to help.
Here are some links that tell Carl and Angela's story:
http://www.wctv.tv/content/new s/Celebration-of-Life-held-for -local-soldier-killed-in-Iraq- 478468823.html
https://www.tallahassee.com/st ory/news/2018/03/31/family-fri ends-gather-honor-staff-sgt- carl-enis-who-killed-action/ 474699002/
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