Thursday, September 11, 2008

The character of a man

My CSM sent this link to everyone today ... a compelling story about an Air Force officer who lost his son in Iraq.

... and the President who cared enough to take some time with a mother and father.

On Dec. 10, 2006, our son, Shawn, was a paratrooper deployed on the outskirts of Baghdad. He was supposed to spend the night in camp, but when a fellow soldier became ill Shawn volunteered to take his place on a nighttime patrol--in the convoy's most exposed position as turret gunner in the lead Humvee. He was killed instantly with two other soldiers when an IED ripped through their vehicle.

Read the full story here