Thursday, June 17, 2010

Does Anyone Care?

I realize we are in the midst of a horrific event taking place in the Gulf.
My heart is heavy for the families who are facing the loss of family businesses, it is difficult to see the oil covered birds and know that fish are dying.

But, God help me....we lost thirty American soldiers in Afghanistan so far this month.

Our news is saturated with the events of the oil spill....have we forgotten we are still at war?

Have we forgotten that we have Service Men and Women serving in a country far from home?

Will somebody please give me 5 minutes on the CBS Evening News to remind America our Nation is still at war? 5 Frickin' minutes...please!

C'mon, Folks....I'm a Blessed Mom! My sons are both Stateside...for now!

I just need to know.....does anybody care?

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DOD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device June 7 in Konar, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Sgt. Joshua A. Lukeala, 23, of Yigo, Guam;

Spc. Matthew R. Catlett, 23, of Houston, Texas;

Spc. Charles S. Jirtle, 29, of Lawton, Okla.; and

Spc. Blaine E. Redding, 22, of Plattsmouth, Neb.


Sarge Charlie said...

don't get your hopes up too high mom.

joyce said...

and they are all my sons' ages! the oil spill story is sucking all the news away from Afghanistan. If General Petraus did not faint during the hearing, Afghanistan would not be in the news at all.

Cubrooski said...

I agree mom, our soldiers sacrifices unfortunately do go unnoticed by far to many people these days. The hard life they live don't matter unless the mess up and do something wrong so that they can be crucified by our local media. I live in the gulf region and I'm sick and tired of hearing of this oil spill. They need to focus on the important issues, like our brave men and women in harms way. Thank you making that point with me.

CI-Roller Dude said...

I care, I have friends in the wars now and more going soon.

Subvet said...

Our military is at war, our nation is at the mall. Phooey!

christian soldier said...

frustrating-isn't it-Grrrrrr

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

I'm there with you AM - it makes me so sad...a good friend's husband was seriously injured last week, he's still touch and go. We know others who have lost friends.

Our family hasn't forgotten the men and women who serve...

HeartBass said...

Here's a little more fuel for your fire: when I took tour groups to the U.S. Capitol last week, there was a protest going on in front of the west side of the building. Huge signs on the Capitol lawn protesting (get ready for it)...CIRCUMCISION! Like there aren't enough REAL concerns in our country right now!?! The war...the oil care...and more...and these people are worried about something that isn't a law and is a personal decision? GET REAL!!