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The Cello Sings Harmony, SSG Kristofferson B Lorenzo, PFC Willaim S Blevins, Pvt Andrew M Krippner, Pvt Thomas C Allers

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)

SSG Kristofferson B Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, CA

PFC William S Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, OH,

Pvt Andrew M Krippner, 20, Garland, TX

Pvt Thomas C Allers, 23, of Plainwell, MI

died May 23 , in Kunar Province, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when their unit was attacked with an IED

They were of 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Stand Down, Gentlemen

Rest in Peace

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN-NIHbfJ1k

 

Lord, we ask your blessing today as we gather to pay our respects to American servicemen. It is our duty and our honor to gather together to honor these fellow Americans. Give strength to their families 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 Kunar Province is, and what their casualty rate is, visit and support iCasualties.org, Operation Enduring Freedom

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  1. The 27th Infantry Regiment, “Wolfhounds” is one of two US Regiments ever to fight on Russian Soil. They went in 1918 to assist the White Russians in their fight against the Communists. Their tenacious pursuit of the enemy won the praise and admiration of the White Russian Forces and earned them their nickname. James Jones wrote From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line based on his experiences as a member of the Regiment during WW II. The Wolfhounds served Occupation Duty in Japan during which time they established their ongoing relationship with The Holy Family Home, an orphanage in Japan. I am proud to have been a Wolfhound, ’88-’92, and know these young men will be in good company.

  2. I was in Zama 72-75, Nessa, but worked with a tireless CW4 who ran the property disposal unit there. I was his JAG. He couldn’t give anything away, from baseball equipment to games, all in CONEX containers from RVN, so he would dump them at a pre-arranged time, and we (4-5 of us) would drive up in borrowed deuce-and-a-halfs, then load from a dump, and take off the property to a place in Zama City, where, wearing civvies, he would then parcel out to dozens of trucks bound for orphanages all over Honshu. Your Holy Fame Home was one of them, I recall, as they came from hours away. A fine Irish Catholic boy, 20 years my senior.

  3. When will enough soldiers die under this President who does NOT want VICTORY for the lying, pathetic “anti”-war left marches on DC? yeah right, they have their man in office and every last soldier could die before they gave an ounce of care!

  1. The 27th Infantry Regiment, “Wolfhounds” is one of two US Regiments ever to fight on Russian Soil. They went in 1918 to assist the White Russians in their fight against the Communists. Their tenacious pursuit of the enemy won the praise and admiration of the White Russian Forces and earned them their nickname. James Jones wrote From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line based on his experiences as a member of the Regiment during WW II. The Wolfhounds served Occupation Duty in Japan during which time they established their ongoing relationship with The Holy Family Home, an orphanage in Japan. I am proud to have been a Wolfhound, ’88-’92, and know these young men will be in good company.

  2. I was in Zama 72-75, Nessa, but worked with a tireless CW4 who ran the property disposal unit there. I was his JAG. He couldn’t give anything away, from baseball equipment to games, all in CONEX containers from RVN, so he would dump them at a pre-arranged time, and we (4-5 of us) would drive up in borrowed deuce-and-a-halfs, then load from a dump, and take off the property to a place in Zama City, where, wearing civvies, he would then parcel out to dozens of trucks bound for orphanages all over Honshu. Your Holy Fame Home was one of them, I recall, as they came from hours away. A fine Irish Catholic boy, 20 years my senior.

  3. When will enough soldiers die under this President who does NOT want VICTORY for the lying, pathetic “anti”-war left marches on DC? yeah right, they have their man in office and every last soldier could die before they gave an ounce of care!

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