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
Spc Keith Buzinski, 26, of Daytona Beach, FL. died Apr 7 in Logar Province, Afghanistan of wounds from small arms fire, he was of of 2nd Bn, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Diviison
SSGT Jason Rogers, 28, of Brandon, Mississippi died Apr 7 in combat operations in Hellmand Province, Afghanistan. He was of the of 2nd Combat Engineer’s Bn, 2nd Marine Diviison, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Seaman Benjamin D Rast, 23, Niles, MI, died Apr 6, during a dismounted patrol NE of Patrol Base Alcatraz in Hellmand province, Afghanistan. He was a Hospitalman w/ 1st Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine 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 Logar and Hellmand Province are, and what their casualty rate is, visit and support iCasualties.org, Operation Enduring Freedom