Monday, December 26, 2005

Soldier Age Issue

I heard this on NPR about the age of our fighting forces in Iraq compaired to other wars. Soldiers in other wars were 18 and 19 years of age who did not have spouses and kids. The folks we are losing in Iraq are established in their communities and have many connections that are broken when they meet God. It always stinks to lose anyone to death (young or old), but when a teacher gets a road side bomb all the kids he taught feel the pain. It really hurts my heart to think about this subject being the bastardized family man that I am.

I had a great Christmas here and I hope you all did the same.
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 12:12 PM

2 Comments:

tiz a grate sadness of this war that ye dont generly have. we wuz listnin to the radio tuther day n herd whar a young feller wonted jes one thang fer chrismus: his mama had been away frum im over in iraq fitin that war fer a year. he wonted to be able to spend the holydays with im, witch twuz one of them touchin tales, so he gut to. wunder how minny of em dint git to spend chrismus with thar mamas n daddies? wunder how minny of em wont never spend no time atall with em agin on a counta they mite cum back in flag draped boxes?
Blogger buddy don, at 4:47 AM  
No more flag draped boxes.
Blogger Tennessee Jed, at 8:36 AM  

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