Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angelsâ€™ Voices,
and the Cello Sings Harmonyâ€¦.
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 Heavenâ€™s gate.
Stand down, Sir
Semper Fi, Marine
Rest in Peace
1st Lieutenant Robert F Welch III, 26, of Denton TX died April 3, Khost Province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire. He was of the 201st Brigade Support Bn, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Lance Corporal Harry Lew, 21, of Santa Clara, CA , died April 3rd while supporting combat operations in Hellmand Province, Afghanistan. He was of 2d Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Div, III Marine Expeditionary Force
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.
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