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By an Angel’s Kiss, PFC Brian J Backus

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,

and the Cello Sings Harmony….

 

PFC Brian J Backus, 21, of Saginaw Township, MI

died 18 June  in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when his unit came under attack by small arms fire.

He was of 2nd Bn, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Stand Down, Soldier

Rest in Peace

 

 

 

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

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  1. ” The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.”
    The Book of Common Prayer
    1928

  2. The 87th Infantry Regiment, “Catamount” was the first “Mountain” Regiment the US built. Comprised of skiers and mountain climbers from the American Northwest and Northeast the unit saw action in the Aleutians and Italy during WW II. They have since been active with the 25th Infantry Division as well as, more recently, the 10th Mountain Division, their original Division organization. Light Infantry isn’t light, anyone who can hang with these boys is the best of the best.

    All The Way, Light Fighter.

  1. ” The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.”
    The Book of Common Prayer
    1928

  2. The 87th Infantry Regiment, “Catamount” was the first “Mountain” Regiment the US built. Comprised of skiers and mountain climbers from the American Northwest and Northeast the unit saw action in the Aleutians and Italy during WW II. They have since been active with the 25th Infantry Division as well as, more recently, the 10th Mountain Division, their original Division organization. Light Infantry isn’t light, anyone who can hang with these boys is the best of the best.

    All The Way, Light Fighter.

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