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.
Special Air Service