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.
Spc Emilio J Campo, Jr, 20, of Madelia, MN
Spc Michael B Cook, Jr, 27, of Middletown, OH
Spc Christopher B Fishbeck, 24, of Victorville, CA
Spc Robert P Hartwick, 20, Rockbridge, OH
and PfC Michael C Olivieri, 26, of Chicago IL
all died June 6 in Baghdad, IraqÂ from indirect fire in combat.
They were ofÂ 1st Bn, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Stand Down, Gentlemen
Rest in Peace
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.