Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Sad News...

Last night the inevitable happened. My unit sustained it's first casualty of the war. I know I am not a good writer and couldn't begin to write about what happened. So I'm not going to try.

If I see any articles in the news about it I will post the links here.


  • I am sorry to hear about your loss. Let me know if there is anyone I can send condolences to.

    By Blogger Heath, at 14:24  

  • We are so sorry about the loss of someone in your unit. It brings the reality of where you are back to us in a hurry. Although I never forget for a minute. You guys take care of each other and stay safe. Love, Mom

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 16:13  

  • I'm so sorry! Keep your spirits up as best you can & STAY SAFE! Will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Thank you for what you do for us all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21:01  

  • I too am so sorry for your loss. Stay safe and press on. They can't win, cause "Right and Might" are on our side.

    By Blogger Chevy Rose, at 23:13  

  • I read one of the articles and it came to me for it seems the millionth time that it seems it is the best that are lost. Those people that make everyone smile, everyone adores them, those who make the world a better place.

    I know words cannot express anything to make anyone feel better... I know first hand... but I do offer my sincere condolences.

    By Anonymous dubya_all_the_way, at 13:03  

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of someone from your unit. Stay strong and stay safe! Think of you often.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 13:24  

  • My deepest sympathies. It saddens my heart to hear of your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. I appreciate everything that you are doing!

    By Blogger Michelle, at 18:53  

  • What can I add that the others haven't said? I read the links you posted and was touched, once again, by a young man who was loved by many yet a complete stranger to me. He is an angel now and may God take good care of him.

    My deepest sympathy to you, the others in your unit and to the family and friends of this brave hero.

    Cheryl Egan

    By Anonymous Cheryl, at 19:48  

  • You be well and hang in there. As evermore, I keep you and the men in your unit in my thoughts and prayers.

    Deepest thanks goes to the young man who gave ultimately so that we may all live in a world where freedom rings.

    Be safe. Godspeed, Luke. Drop a note when you can.


    By Blogger what.would.punkin.do?, at 20:38  

  • I'm so sorry that your unit suffered it's first loss. I'm supporting a squad of soldiers in Iraq, and I will pray for you and your men as I'm praying for my guys/girls, and everyone else who's risking their lives for ours. Thank you and Bless You!

    By Anonymous Kathy, at 22:29  

  • I am so sorry to hear your friend was killed.
    I feel completely unworthy of the sacrifice being made for my freedom, but I am very thankful for it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07:18  

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your fellow soldiers in my prayers.
    I know that the Lord greeted your good Christain friend at the gates of heaven, saying, "Well done good and faithful servant. You have run the good race and fought the good fight, now recieve the royal crown of victory." May God Bless you,and all of our troops. May he keep you all safe...

    By Blogger Call Me Grandma, at 11:22  

  • Your loss is our loss as well. Your comrade was a brave and worthy soul no matter how he died. He was there, doing the job he was asked to do. Our prayers are with you, your unit and the family. We mourn with you and we move on with you. Stay the course.

    An old soldier

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40  

  • I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Never easy, and there's not enough words.

    As a btw, if you happen to run across SSG Kave or SSG Joshua L (1st Platoon, C 2/123), please let both of them know there's soon to be more boxes on the way.

    Stay Safe!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17:32  

  • i'm sorry to hear about your loss. I know how you feel, I lost my best friend over there in Nov 03. It is painful but remembering them and continuing the fight with them as your driving force is the best way to cope with the loss and move on with the mission. God bless you and your unit. I'll be seeing you soon enough---headed back sometime this year.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18:57  

  • You wrote just fine. Thank you for letting us know, and I offer my condolences and hopes for no more.

    By Blogger Chap, at 19:39  

  • Luke, I'm so sorry for your loss. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do for our country, and for the world. I pray for you all every day.

    By Blogger Maggie45, at 19:50  

  • Do what you can... I'm indebted to you, soldier...

    ...We all know it's hard, but at the same time, we can't realistically 'feel' the sense of pain...

    Carry on, and thank you.

    By Blogger Lockheed Hayheehoo Macedon, at 20:00  

  • I'm sorry to hear about the loss of someone in your unit. I hope the rest of you are coping okay.

    By Blogger Mad Canuck, at 00:26  

  • Iam sorry about your unit's loss.

    By Blogger Christina, at 03:28  

  • Some give the ultimate sacrifice. May they rest in peace and their families find comfort.

    There's a mixture of sadness and profound patriotism in the air.

    God bless you, soldier.

    Ever in our prayers,

    By Anonymous DUQlady, at 08:17  

  • Hey Bro!!! I just read the blog sorry to hear I hope your keeping your spirits up.

    love Clay

    By Blogger Clayton R. Port, at 16:56  

  • Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

    By Blogger SGT Port, at 12:10  

  • I am so very sorry. I wish there was a way to thank each and every person serving now, just know that you and all our troops are appreciated with all our hearts. And you are all in our prayers everyday.
    Thank you for your service to our country and for my freedom and living in a safe USA. Thank you seems so little to say but it is with the fullest meaning there can be.

    By Anonymous Wild Thing, at 15:40  

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