By An Angel’s Kiss, Spc Rafael A Nieves, Jr


Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels

and the Cello Sings Harmony


Spc Rafael A Nieves, Jr, 22, of Albany NY

died 10 July, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan  from smalls arms and an RPG

He was of  1st Bn, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team,  101st Airborne 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

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July 14, 2011 11:52 pm

Sir, your service to this country will never be forgotten. It is because of you that we have freedom. I know that God will grant you and your family comfort. May you rest in the arms of the angels.