Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Read it, I am crying like a baby.

The following letter was written by a 14 year old daughter of one of our troops who was killed when the convoy he was in was attacked with an improvised explosive device and rocket-propelled grenades in Samarra, Iraq, on October 1, 2003. It was just 17 days after he was deployed. This letter was written after he died. The soldier/father/husband in question was Command Sergeant Major Blankenbecler. Photo of father and daughter hugging goodbye appears at the end of this entry.

It makes me think of Saving Private Ryan,

"Earn this"