I’ve borrowed St George’s site for fallen heroes to announce one we missed.
You see, we only list those who fall in combat here on the Angel’s site, but SGT Dennis P Weichel died saving a young Afghan boy’s life on March 22, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, pulling him out of the way of a truck that instead ran over him.
He too was a hero of the highest measure of what it to be American.
Sgt Weichel was from Providence, RI and was of the 1st Bn, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 56th Troops Command.
Stand down, Sergeant and 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.
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