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

and the Cello Sings Harmony.

For they swore by the Holy Water,
They swore by the salt they ate,
That the soul of Lieutenant Eshmitt Sahib
Should go to his God in state;
With fifty file of Burman
To open him Heaven’s gate.

(Kipling)

SSGT Macolus C McDaniel, 33, of Ft Hood, TX,

…died 19 March in Khowst Province, of wounds when insurgents attcaked his unit with an IED and small arms fire. He was of the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

Rest in Peace

PFC Rudy A Acosta, 19, of Canyon Country, CA and

Corporal Donald r Mickler, Jr of Bucyrus, OH

…died March 19 in Kandahar Province . Both were allegedly shot with small arms fire from a security group. An investigation is underway. Both were assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Rest in Peace

Our Prayer (h/t) Kenny Solomon
Lord, we ask your blessing today as we gather to pay our respects to another American serviceman/woman/hero. It is our duty and our honor to gather together to honor this fellow American. Give strength to his/her family in their time of grief. Keep watch over our troops deployed through out the world and also here at home, as well as their families. The price of freedom is a cost borne by few for the benefit of many. Too often, we take for granted the freedoms that we enjoy, and it is at times like this that we realize that freedom is never free. We would also ask your blessing on us as we travel back to our homes, and we thank you, Lord for this day. Amen.

St George Frederick