Who is Army Football? How about a highly recruited quarterback out of Lexington, Virginia who chose West Point during a time of war.
A guy who spent three years competing for playing time at quarterback for Army, and was asked to switch to defense his senior year. Someone who approached the change with the same enthusiasm and excitement as any other challenge in his life. A guy that was never out-worked, and whose smile and positive attitude was infectious. A true teammate.
Someone who branched Field Artillery, attended Ranger, Airborne and Pathfinder schools. A guy who was married, stationed in Germany where he took over his first platoon, and who explored Europe with his wife as he served. A guy who was respected by his soldiers for how he listened, and how he lead.
A warrior who was deployed to Afghanistan with the sole desire to bring his men home safely. A man who in his third day of deployment, volunteered for a patrol in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, and whose vehicle was hit with an IED.
Chase Prasnicki paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country on June 27, 2012. He died as he lived; on a mission, displaying leadership, commitment to the objective, and putting team before self. That’s the type of man that wears the Black and Gold. That’s Army Football.