Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,
and the Cello Sings Harmony.
SSG Jason A McDonald, 28, of Butler, GA and
SSG Scott R Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, CA, both of the
1st Bn, 5th Special Forces Group, Ft Campbell, and
Spc Justin r Helton, 25, of Beaver, OH, and
Cpl Justin r Clouse, 22, of Sprague, WA, both of the
18th Ordnance Co, 152nd Ordnance Bn, 52nd Ordnance Group, Ft Bragg, and
Pvt 2nd Class Aaron S Toppen, 19, of Mokena, IL, of the
2nd Bn, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Ft Carson
All died on June 9th, in Gaza Village, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, due to an errant air strike by the US Air Force. (This strike is still under investigation.)
Rest in Peace, Soldier
I will apologize for this mistake on behalf of the arrogant son of a bitch who never apologizes for anything.
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
Corporal Zirnheld Special Air Service 1942