Army Captain Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, VA, and
Army SFC Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, WA, both of 1st Bn, 3rd Special Forces Gp, Ft Bragg, and
AF SSG Dylan J Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, PA, of 26th Special Tactics Sqd, Cannon AFB
were killed 27 November, 2018, in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, by an IED.
Rest in peace, Gentlemen
Job well done.
A mourning nation thanks you.
I’m asking You God, to give me what You have left.
Give me those things which others never ask of You.
I don’t ask You for rest, or tranquility.
Not that of the spirit, the body, or the mind.
I don’t ask You for wealth, or success, or even health.
All those things are asked of You so much Lord,
that you can’t have any left to give.
Give me instead Lord what You have left.
Give me what others don’t want.
I want uncertainty and doubt.
I want torment and battle.
And I ask that You give them to me now and forever Lord,
so I can be sure to always have them,
because I won’t always have the strength to ask again.
But give me also the courage, the energy,
and the spirit to face them.
I ask You these things Lord,
because I can’t ask them of myself