Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,
and the Cello Sings Harmony.
SGT Christopher J Birdwell, 25, of Windsor CO and
Spc Mabry J Anders, 21, of Baker City, OR
Died 27 Aug in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan by an Afghan assassin
They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Bn, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Divison
Stand Down, Gentlemen
Job well done
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