My friend called my house after I left for work and told my son to have me call her, so he calls me at work to give me the message. When he told me that I knew it was going to be bad news but I called her anyway. I was right;
He was killed in small arms fire in Fallujah yesterday about 1PM their time, 5AM our time. I have known this gal since 5th grade and her husband since highschool, so needless to say, we have seen our collective kids born and grown up. The last time I saw this young man he was at his sister's wedding. He looked so handsome in his marine uniform. I gave him a big hug and told him how proud I was of him, and how I would be thinking about him and praying for him. He is one of those kids that doesn't have say much, so I could tell he was kind of embarrassed. Anyway, even though you all don't know names, please keep this young man's family in your prayers. God will know who you're praying about. I know he is a good Christian young man, so he is in Heaven and that helps. Thanks.