And The Tears Just Keep On Fallin' ...
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, July 30, 2010
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At ease, Soldiers, you've earned your rest. For the families and loved ones left behind, there'll be none ...
Image (c) 2010, Karla Dorman.
Until my dying breath, I will
not forget sacricices, paid.
The blood of our soldiers
demands we remember:
July, the deadliest month.
(c) 2010, Karla Dorman
Staff Sgt. Marc A. Arizmendez, 30, of Anaheim, CA, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.
Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Cabacoy, 30, of Virginia Beach, VA, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher D. Chapleau, 33, of LaGrange, KY, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.
Spc. Keenan A. Cooper, 19, of Wahpeton, ND, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. WWI MIA.
Pvt. Thomas D. Costello of New York, NY, 60th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division.
Sgt. Andrew J. Creighton 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Pfc. Jacob A. Dennis, 22, of Powder Springs, GA, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Sgt. Louis R. Fastuca, 24, of West Chester, PA, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy.
Spc. Ryan J. Grady, 25, of Bristow, OK, Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Bradford, VT.
Pfc. David A. Jefferson, 23, of Philadelphia; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.
Spc. Roger Lee, 26, of Monterey, CA, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.
Sgt. Johnny W. Lumpkin, 38, of Columbus, GA, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA.
Spc. Morganne M. McBeth, 19, of Fredricksburg, Va., 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.
Spc. Clayton D. McGarrah, 20, of Harrison, AR, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.
Spc. Jerod H. Osborne, 20, of Royse City, TX, 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.
Pfc. Michael S. Pridham, 19, of Louisville, KY, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.
Sgt. Jordan E. Tuttle , 22, of West Monroe, LA., 156th Army Band in Bossier City, LA, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Orleans, LA.
Capt David A. Wisniewski, 31, of Moville, IA, 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
Pfc. Edwin C. Wood, 18, of Omaha, Neb. 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
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|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Yes they do. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Karla, your reminder is vital to protect the honor all those individuals earned in their selfless struggle for freedom and peace. Thanks, my dear friend. May peace, joy and love be always with you. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|a fitting tribute and deeply touching.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Yes the death count does seem to bemounting rapidly for both your amerrican boys and our Canadian ones.
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|This triggers many emotions, Karla. Well done. Hugs,
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Outstanding and moving write Karla
"The final Tear"
Tap is played,
the lone piper
paces his final steps
upon our hero's grave
with a farewell hymn
Of Amazing Grace.......
W. Bonilla (USMC)
Love & Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Wonderful and moving tribute, Karla.|
|Reviewed by Micki Peluso
What a wonderful tribute. Thank you from me and all who read this.
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|A stirring write, Karla. Nicely done.|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Thank you for helping us to remember also.|
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Every Sunday on the beach in Santa Monica they put a marker in the sand for each soldier killed. It's quite an array of markers these days. Really brings it home. Very moving.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Words fail ...
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
GOD BLESS THEM ... AND YOU!
TAPS = "ALL IS WELL..." BUT ...
FROM "PORGIE & BESS" ... "IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO!" ...