We lost a soldier from our Squadron this week. I don’t have the words to express how I feel. I can’t imagine how the soldiers in our Squadron feel. I don’t want to think about how is loved ones feel.
I know that virtually no one, outside of our community knows he died. They do not realize that on Monday a young man, only 22 years old, sacrificed his life for all of us. They don’t know because no one told them. Outside of this community and probably his hometown community, his death will not be reported in the media.
Americans should know. Each day they should have to see the names of casualties of this war. They should know the sacrifices of these men and women. I don’t know how to make that happen.
But today, I’m asking you to take a moment, just a moment of your day to think about. You can go to this website, icasualites.org to read the names of recent casualties. Rarely does a day go by when there isn’t one.
Read their names and pause a moment to thank them in your heart. We owe them that.