Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,
and the Cello Sings Harmony.
SSG Jonathan Metzger, 32, of Indianapolis, IN
Spc Brian J Leonhardt, 21, of Merrillville, IN
Spc Robert J Tauteris, 44, of Hamlet, IN and
Spc Christopher A Patterson, 20, of Aurora, IL
died 6 Jan in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan from an IED roadside bomb
They were of the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard
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.
Special Air Service