Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Some Gave All

I want to honor this young man, killed in the prime of his life, by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. I didn't know him, but he was over there fighting on my behalf. He and his family gave all and I wanted to publicly thank them. I cannot thank their son face to face, so I will thank his family in this way. I cannot possibly know your suffering and your sacrifice, but I so very much appreciate it.

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Wash., died June 25 in Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. (Link)

Go with God.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

It's important to put faces with names, or - God forbid - numbers, which we hear each night on the news. Thanks for posting, Kate.