Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Badger 6: Badgers Down

Badger 6 has written here about the events that cost the lives of three of my friends, three members of my platoon, and three of his soldiers. He has other posts as well, telling about who they were as more than names and faces. Go there if you want to learn. Don't mistake anything you read about them there as hyperbole- the CO is giving you the straight story. He knew these men, too. I doubt I'll write more about them for a while.

9 comments:

  1. You and your men continue to be my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your brothers.

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  2. I started to look at Badger's post earlier today and I had to back out to steel myself. I'll read it when I have the time to bear it. Sending you....serene thoughts?

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  3. I read it before I came here. It was painful to read. I can't begin to imagine how painful it was to write, nor what you and your comrades are feeling. Godspeed.

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  4. POWERFUL: REAL: PAINFUL: HEROIC

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  5. There will be extra prayers tonight as we pray for the souls of these fine young men and for the comfort of their families and friends.

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  6. Anonymous24/2/07 04:51

    May God bless you all, and bring you home safe. Here's a small poem which I found inspiring when I was in a similar situation, hope you like it :

    Invictus (William E. Henley)
    http://www.bartleby.com/103/7.html

    My deepest sympathies,
    Mark

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  7. Stay safe my friend.....

    You are a headliner in my blog today, it might be helpful if you stopped by and left a note asking for my readers to vote for you.

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  8. Hi there... I love your blog. Did you actually know these soldiers personally? I was engaged to one, and I'm always looking for anyone who can tell me stories from over there. You are in my prayers daily...

    *Mel

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  9. You’re invited to view my video “Bat Khuat (Tap 4)” which features the song Bat Khuat that was inspired by the poem Invictus.
    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul9AcIDleIw

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