BY an Angel’s Kiss, SGT Matthew A Harmon and SPC Joseph A VanDreumel


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

and the Cello Sings Harmony.

SGT Matthew A Harmon, 29, of Bagley, MN and

SPC Joseph A VanDreumel, 32, of Grand Rapids, MI

died 14 Aug, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan  while conducting vehicle recovery operations, from a secondary explosion

They were of  1st Bn, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade

Stand Down,  Gentlemen

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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redneck hippie
August 17, 2011 6:09 pm

May God be with the family and friends of these soldiers. The cost of freedom is, indeed high. It is our duty to preserve this sacred trust so honorably purchased.