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By An Angel’s Kiss, SSG Nicholas P Bellard and Sgt Glenn M Sewell, Iraq

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 Nicholas P Bellard, 26, of El Paso, TX and

Sgt Glenn M Sewell, 23, Live Oak, TX

died 13 June  in Wasit Province, Iraq, from wounds suffered from an IED

He was of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry 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.

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  1. I’ve finally found a fitting poem that I can include for these finest of young men. Those who have given their last full measure of devotion to their duty and through that to our freedom and security. God bless them every one.

    Give me, my God, what you still have;
    give me what no one asks for.
    I do not ask for wealth, nor success,
    nor even health.

    People ask you so often, God, for all that,
    that you cannot have any left.
    Give me, my God, what you still have.
    Give me what people refuse to accept from you.
    I want insecurity and disquietude;
    I want turmoil and brawl.

    And if you should give them to me,
    my God, once and for all,
    let me be sure to have them always,
    for I will not always
    have the courage to ask for them.

    Corporal Zirnheld
    Special Air Service
    1942

    Every member of the Armed Forces has had the opportunity to leave the service or they have just joined, both of them knowing what they will face in the future. God, please bless them and deliver your grace in innumerable quantity.

  1. I’ve finally found a fitting poem that I can include for these finest of young men. Those who have given their last full measure of devotion to their duty and through that to our freedom and security. God bless them every one.

    Give me, my God, what you still have;
    give me what no one asks for.
    I do not ask for wealth, nor success,
    nor even health.

    People ask you so often, God, for all that,
    that you cannot have any left.
    Give me, my God, what you still have.
    Give me what people refuse to accept from you.
    I want insecurity and disquietude;
    I want turmoil and brawl.

    And if you should give them to me,
    my God, once and for all,
    let me be sure to have them always,
    for I will not always
    have the courage to ask for them.

    Corporal Zirnheld
    Special Air Service
    1942

    Every member of the Armed Forces has had the opportunity to leave the service or they have just joined, both of them knowing what they will face in the future. God, please bless them and deliver your grace in innumerable quantity.

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