By and Angel’s Kiss, CPT Aaron R Blanchard, 32 and 1LT Robert J Hess, 26


Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,

and the Cello Sings Harmony.

CPT Aaron R Blanchard, 32, of Selah, WA and

1LT Robert J Hess, 26, of Fairfax, VA

Died 23 April  in Logar  Province, Afghanistan  from indirect fire

They were of the 2nd Aviation Bn, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

Stand Down,  Gentlemen

Job well done

Rest in Peace

Give me, my God, what you still have;
give me what no one asks for.
I do not ask for wealth, nor success,
nor even health.

People ask you so often, God, for all that,
that you cannot have any left.
Give me, my God, what you still have.
Give me what people refuse to accept from you.
I want insecurity and disquietude;
I want turmoil and brawl.

And if you should give them to me,

my God, once and for all,
let me be sure to have them always,
for I will not always
have the courage to ask for them.

Corporal Zirnheld
Special Air Service

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