'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

02 March 2011

In mourning

A sad event today took the lives of at least two of my brothers. Two airmen were killed in Frankfurt, Germany, by a Muslim of Albanian decent. They were stationed at Lakenheath, my home for 2 years, and were on their way to Ramstein, a base I will be visiting in the near future, to be deployed to Afghanistan. At this point I'll reserve my opinions of the situation till the SP's and investigators do their job, but I can say that it is a reminder that no matter how hospitable a place may seem, we are always targets. Though the airmen we not yet in a combat zone, they still gave their lives for our freedom, and for that I will be ever thankful.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families grieving now, and hope for some level of peace to find them.

~The DO

1 comment:

BadVooDooDaddy said...

I am there with you brother, I am honored to have guys like those as part of my military family. I was one of the lucky few that have served in combat several times and got through it. Anyone that serves his country, no matter where that might be is a very honorable person. My prayers are with their families. And to the two Airmen, God Speed Brothers!! God Speed.