Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,
and the Cello Sings Harmony.
Lance Cpl Kenneth E Cochran, 20, of Wilder, ID, 9th Engineer Support Bn, #rd Logistics Gp, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and
Cpl Jon-Luke Batemen, 22, of Tulsa, OK, of 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
both died 15 Jan while conducting combat operations in Hellmand Province, Afghanistan
Stand Down, Marines
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