Monday, August 8, 2011

AirmanMom Needs YOUR Help!!!!!

I woke this morning to see the front page of the Washington Post... This newspaper chose to feature a fire in London, a story about StingBugs and a Maryland coupon instructor on the front page. As I thumbed through the paper, finally on page A8 was a story of our Fallen. The deadliest incident in this ten year war, slips to the back of the paper within just a couple days!

A8


As though hearing of this tragedy was not heart sickening enough...let's rub a little salt in this open wound and push away the fact those killed have faces.

So here is where I am pleading for your help. Yes, I am pleading. It is my goal to post the face of every warrior who paid the ultimate price on Saturday. As you find the name, the face, the story of our Fallen...please leave a comment and I will contact you.

Our Heroes may rate A8 in the Washington Post, but they will receive all the love and respect they deserve here at AirmanMom's! Thank you so very much!

One more thing... when all the names and faces have been gathered into one post, please share on your blog.

May Almighty God Bless our Fallen.
May Almighty God comfort their families.

20 comments:

joyce said...

http://www.thedonovan.com/archives/2011/08/didja_ever_wond.html here are two from Arkansas

joyce said...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/08/07/3274878/seal-with-ties-to-arlington-died.html one from here in Arlington, Texas

joyce said...

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/208886.php and one from Kansas City with a letter from his 10 year old son

joyce said...

http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Lincoln_Native_Killed_in_Afghanistan_Helicopter_Crash_127089778.html

joyce said...

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/08/friends-family-remember-fallen-afghan-fighters-as-heroes/

Julia Rachel said...

Ihttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kmbc.com%2Fr%2F28797578%2Fdetail.html&h=2AQCLXIHNAQBClCK7HPjC9qgL0ZWfMMbAfHEkqxzwUKxv0g

CI-Roller Dude said...

A.M.
Yep that's how it is. When I was at the 2nd Battle of Fallujah, nobody back home even knew about it...a few years later some learned about it from the History Channel.
It's too messy and sad, so let's put it on Page 8A...

Bag Blog said...

I saw a video and photo of Aaron Vaughn on the Today show.

SK said...

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-648315

AirmanMom said...

joyce...I thank you so very much!

AirmanMom said...

julia...I do appreciate you!

AirmanMom said...

CI Roller Dude...I agree, it is the way it is. But it makes me sick, so let's do our part to make a small difference. One blog at a time!

AirmanMom said...

bag blog...I'll go to nbc.com to see if there is a story with the video. Thank you!

AirmanMom said...

sk...Thank you!!!!

joyce said...

I could only find 14 names. ABC has a couple of videos and names listed in their story.

joyce said...

http://www.wjla.com/pictures/2011/08/photos-of-the-fallen-30-americans-shot-down-in-afghanistan-/john-w-brown-6218-451.html

more pictures and names and stories from friends and families

AirmanMom said...

Thank you one and all...I have compiled names and faces of 22 of the 30 Fallen. I still need your help!
We can do this!!!!

joyce said...

did you see this?? An F-16 took out the ones who shot down our guys. I hope it is true:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/marine-gen-we-killed-insurgents-responsible-for-seal-chopper-crash/

joyce said...

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2011/08/a-dish-served-cold.html#comments Blackfive has the same intell

joyce said...

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2011/08/military-some-troops-killed-in-helo-crash-identified-080811/