Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,
and the Cello Sings Harmony.
1lt Stephen C Prasnicki, 24, of Lexington, VA
of 4th Ban, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 17rd Brigade Combat Team, and
Sgt James L Skalberg, Jr, 25, of Cullman, AL
of 4th Bn, 1st Field Artllery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Div
both died 27 June 2012 in Wardak province, Afghanistan from an IED .
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.
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