Friday, May 29, 2009

Her Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold


Pope A F B, N.C. — A Pope Air Force Base Airman died Tuesday near Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.

Senior Airman Ashton L.M. Goodman, 21, of Indianapolis, died after an improvised explosive device blew up. She was assigned to the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Pope.

Goodman is the fifth Pope Airman killed in action since Sept. 11, 2001, and the first from the 43rd Airlift Wing, officials said.

20 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

The old sarge has a heavy heart today, I feel the pain that this beautiful young lady’s family is feeling as they hang that Gold Star. So sad, thank God the brave people like Ashton are willing to stand up for our country, I will never forget.

Citizen Soldier said...

It is always sad when we lose one of our own. My prayers will go out to this family for there loss.

USA_Admiral said...

I also send my prayers for her family and friends. I will always remember the sacrifices.

coffeypot said...

I Googled her and found out she was a the driver for LtCol Stratton who was also killed. See them here http://www.afcent.af.mil/news/pressreleases/story_media.asp?id=123151569
God love both of them.

Red said...

God bless her and lift her up and send The Comforter to her family. Thanks for keeping vigil Airman Mom **hugs**

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Said a prayer for the family. Very sad.

Hallie

JihadGene said...

Our heartfelt sorrow. Our heartfelt thanks for her service. To all who loved and lived life with Senior Airman Goodman... God be with you and give you great strength. Remember the good in, and of her. Laugh and cry. Honor her. She is not forgotten.

KrisEveland said...

I'm sorry to hear this. God bless our forces!

Julie said...

God bless you Senior Airman Ashton L.M. Goodman. Heaven has a new angel. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I stand proudly next to you with a heavy heart. God bless this brave woman and may God comfort the family who loves her so.

AirmanMom said...

citizen soldier...each of you mean so very much to all of us!

AirmanMom said...

usa admiral...we must never forget! May God Bless them all.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I thank you for the link. As I read of her, I too learned she was not alone, when the IED hit...I went back and forth whether or not to post of them both. May God Bless each of our fallen warriors!

AirmanMom said...

red... I thank you for taking the time to read this post!

AirmanMom said...

hallie..very sad, indeed. It makes you want to hug your soldier, doesn't it?

AirmanMom said...

jihad...I thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

kris...amen!

AirmanMom said...

julie...truly, heaven is blessed wih a new angel! Thank you for your words!

Gail A. said...

I'm so sad to hear of another lost hero. Thank you for keeping SA Goodman's memory living on.

AirmanMom said...

gail...we must never forget!