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, Gentlemen
Semper Fi, Marine
Rest in Peace
Sgt Scott Burgess, 32, of Franklin TX and
Sgt Lichael Lammerts, 26, of Tonawanda, NY died April 4, in a fire fight in Faryub Province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire. They were of the 1st Bn, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
SSGT Jeremy D Smith, 26,Â died April 6 while while conducting combat operations operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was of 1st Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4thMarine Division.
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.
To see where Faryub and Hellmand Province are, and what their casualty rate is, visit and support iCasualties.org, Operation Enduring Freedom