Tuesday, August 9, 2011


With the downing of an American Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan over the weekend and the resulting loss of thirty brave military personnel it is appropriate for all of us to say a special prayer for each of them and their families. On board were 22 Navy Seals, 3 Air Force combat controllers, 1 dog, and 5 Army helicopter crew members as well as several Afghan military personnel.

While we are all concerned about the recent down-grading of the U.S. debt that matter will be hopefully ultimately resolved, but in the meantime we have lost 30 vitally important members of the American community who leave grieving families and friends that no doubt number into the hundreds or perhaps thousands. They deserve our prayers and deepest sympathies.

Maybe, just maybe, this tragic event will finally jar our government and politicians into some definitive action to get our brave men and women out of harms way sooner rather than later, because we have hundreds of thousands of our troops serving under extremely questionable circumstances.

It is your Commander’s personal opinion that had a greater percentage of our politicians shared any experience in the trenches during actual war time there would be far fewer wars that kill and maim our finest.


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