Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Extremely sad...

My family members and I visited a funeral home near my home town last night to pay our respects to an American soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.  His wife and young daughters live in a small rental property that my family owns.  My brother went to school with him and other members of my family knew him and his family.

His body was under guard and his rifle, helmet, and boots were displayed next to his casket.  I can't find words to describe how sad it was to see this man in uniform who will never see his family, friends, sunshine, fall color, snowfall, flowers, holidays, the lakes, or anything else in this life ever again.

How could any words encompass the enormity of the sacrifice that he and his family have made?

Stryker Brigade News

- The American Hawk


At July 29, 2004 at 7:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

Yes American Hawk, it is sad there are victims on both sides of the fence and I feel sorry for both Americans and Iraqis ...that is the price of war...I just wish that the Iraqi victims are also remembered this nicely...
Thank you for sharing your emotions with us !


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