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.
LTC Frank D Bryant, 37, Knoxville, TN, 56th Operations Group, Luke AFB
MAJ Raymond G Estelle II, 40 New Haven CT, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley-Eustis, VA
MAJ David L Brodeur, 34, Auburn, MA, 11th Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
MAJ Jeffrey O Ausborn, 41, Gadsden, AL, 99th Flying Training Squadron
MAJ Philip D Ambard, 44, Edmonds WA, 460th Space Communications Command
CPT Charles A Ransom, 31, Midlothian VA, 83rd Network Operations Squadron
CPT Nathan J Nylander, 35, Hockley TX, 25th Operational Squadron
MSGT Tara R Brown, 34, Deltona FL, Air Force Office of Special Investigations
All died on April 27th from gunfire at Kabul International Airport. They were MURDERED. The Investigation continues.
St Joseph of Cupertino
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.