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Name: Army Spc. Antonio C. Burnside

Age: 31

From: Great Falls, MT

Assigned to 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Incident: Army Spc. Antonio C. Burnside died Apr. 6 at Ghanzi province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.


Blackfleet Nation pays tribute to fallen soldier

By Kristen Cates
Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune

In addition to close family and friends, the Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of one of its &ldquowarriors&rdquo in the wake of Army Spc. Antonio C. Burnside&rsquos death in Afghanistan on April 6.

Burnside (Many Hides, his Blackfeet family name), was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in the Ghanzi province of Afghanistan.

The 31-year-old, originally from Great Falls, Mont., leaves behind his wife, four children, parents and siblings, as well as a grieving Blackfeet Nation.

Tribal officials said that Burnside&rsquos parents were on their way to Dover Air Force Base, Del., to retrieve his body and bring him home to the Blackfeet Reservation for services and burial.

&ldquoAll Blackfeet hearts are broken today as we learn we must bury one of our warriors whose life was tragically cut short on the far side of the world,&rdquo said Blackfeet Chairman T. J. Show. &ldquoWe are reminded how inadequate our words are when a warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice. Tony represents the best among us and our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they struggle to deal with the shock of this terrible loss.&rdquo

Tribe officials say that from an early age Burnside was active in Blackfeet tribal life, was a traditional dancer and grass dancer, and participated in Blackfeet traditional ceremonies. He sang with the Gray Horse Singers and studied Cree in school.

Burnside is the second Blackfeet warrior killed in the current conflict. According to the tribe, retired Army Master Sgt. William F. &ldquoChief&rdquo Carlson was killed in the Konar province, Afghanistan, in 2003, shortly after leaving his Fort Bragg unit to work for the CIA.

&ldquoFor 10,000 years, the Blackfeet have reserved our highest honors for warriors killed defending our homeland,&rdquo said Henry Butterfly, a tribal councilman and a Navy veteran. &ldquoAs Spc. Burnside makes his final journey home, we await his arrival and reflect on the great pride he has brought the Blackfeet Nation. He served with pride, dignity, and integrity and we thank him for his service.&rdquo

Burnside (Many Hides) is survived by his father Bob Burnside, mother Annie Burnside (Many Hides), spouse Christine Burnside, daughters Ariana, Hartlynn, Angel and son Tony Jr., sister Ramona and brother Milo, and grandparents David Chippewa Jr. and Marilyn Many Hides.

He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.


Died: April 6, 2012


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