Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'What To Post?' Wednesday

It's Wednesday, May 19th.

There's a tug-of-war going on...what to post today?

Christopher Lee always pulls together thoughtful Wednesday Hero posts...

But something else is going on today. If you look back to AirmanMom's post this Monday, I shared a 'His Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold'. A young Marine from Frederick, Maryland was killed in Afghanistan. Frederick is about a 30 minute drive from my house (but I live in a small rural village, where it takes a while to drive to any sort of 'civilization') Cpl. Kurt Shea will be buried today in Frederick. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have targeted this funeral for one of their ugly protests. I am nauseated. It is not my intention to bring attention to this group, they infuriate me. Let's not allow the ugly; to turn us ugly and vile. I'm asking all who read my blog today, to lift a prayer of thanks to this young Marine...he payed the ultimate price. Please pray that his family find strength to make it through this horrible day, as they lay to rest one they love so very much.

I now move on to our Wednesday Hero:

L/Cpl. Joshua M. Davis
L/Cpl. Joshua M. Davis
19 years old from Perry, Iowa
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
May 7, 2010
U.S. Marines

Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Davis of Perry, Iowa, was a 2009 Perry High School graduate. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 2009. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., he deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 and was promoted to Lance Cpl. on May 1, 2010. He was killed in action on May 7, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Also killed alongside L/Cpl. Davis were Cpl. Kurt S. Shea, 21, of Frederick, Maryland and Lance Cpl. Christopher Rangel, 22, of San Antonio, Texas.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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May Almighty God bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.
May God comfort the families of our fallen soldiers.
May God protect my son and bring him home whole in body and mind.


L.C. said...

It truly hurts my heart to hear people protest for our soldiers and while the soldiers abroad aren't immediately affected by it the families are, and what a truly rude and disrespectful thing to protest at a FUNERAL! The nerve of some people!

Sarge Charlie said...

Western Maryland is one of my favorite places in the world. I pray for the fallen soldier and his family.

My wishes for the Westburo folks is a warm place in hell.

I, Wendy said...

My heart goes out to these Marine families.

Several Marines in the area Bestie is in have been killed recently. I am thankful I had the chance to hear his reassurance that he is ok and relatively safe.

Rest in Peace, Cpl. Shea. Never Forgotten.

As for the Westboro folks, it is a shame they are still doing this. They were at a funeral for a fallen soldier, Pfc. Pfender, I attended a few years ago. They shouldn't have been there, but it provided a way for the community to unite around the family and show them support in a tangible way. Hundreds of people came to stand together,in the rain, blocking the protesters from the family's view. It was simply incredible. Hopefully, the same spirit will triumph during Cpl. Shea's services.
Pics of the day here, if you are interested:

Coffeypot said...

AM, you take the high road for me. I see it as a good thing that I can send a prayer to my God for Cpl Shea and still pull the pin on a frag ball for the good…uh… ‘Christians’ of the members of the Westboro Baptist Church.

That seems like a win-win for me. A prayer sent up and Cpl Shea who will be holding the gates open for the members to walk in to face their maker, too. Now that would be a good time to be a fly on the wall.

AirmanMom said...

lc...from the follow up stories I've read...WBC did not show up. the family was surrounded by the Patriot Guard and many supportive neighbors!

AirmanMom said...

sarge..I can always count on you to tell it like it is!

AirmanMom said...

wendy...the families of our fallen soldiers deserve peace. I'll stop by to see the photos!

AirmanMom said... your bac, my friend ;)