Thursday, August 30, 2007

How Many More?

This morning I was working in the tower when a charter airline, Kalitta Charters, brought home one of our country's fallen soldiers. There were military personel and a hearse on the ramp waiting for the plane to arrive. I imagine that there will be video on the news later today.

When I got the chance for a break, I called a friend that I knew would be deploying soon. It turns out that I caught him at the airport, getting ready to say his goodbyes to his wife and two little girls. Not wanting to take the time away from his family, I said my goodbyes quickly and left him to his girls. From time to time he reads these senseless ramblings and I'd like for him to know that I am praying for him and his family and will check on them when I can.

How I wish that they could all be safely on their way home instead of being rotated back for another tour of duty. If you have a moment and are willing, I'd ask for prayers for all of our service men and women--especially for my friend Chad and his family.

3 comments:

Random Magus said...

My prayers are with your friend's family!

John said...

Random,
Thank you so very much.

By the way, I love the name!

Bilbo said...

As a retired military member, my thoughts and prayers are always with those who go in harm's way. You may have read my earlier post about greeting wounded vets as they get VIP treatment at the Pentagon...they give so much, it's the least we can do to honor the sacrifice they've made that our president doesn't ask of anyone else.