Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pimping an Army Dude

I was reading my blog friend who calls himself Charlie Sherpa over at Red Bull Rising and found this prayer posted. He said that Eleanor Roosevelt carried with her during WWII.

"Dear Lord,

Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember that somewhere,
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war,
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?"

I am going to print it out and carry it with me so that when I open my wallet I will see it.

Charlie was writing about an Iowa native, Captain Dan Whitten, West Pointer, who was killed in February. His humvee hit an IED and wounded one of his men. He jumped into another humvee, drove to his destroyed vehicle and got the wounded shoulder. He was taking him to an aid station when his himvee hit another IED and he and another trooper were killed.

Go over and read his story linked by Sherpa. And keep coming back as this boy can write.

Now...keep reading below as I have several side-splitting post and videos for your viewing pleasure. Go on, now. Keep reading and commenting. Don't make me come after you...


rxBambi said...

carrying this around is a great idea. thanks for posting

MrsBlogAlot said...

We should all carry that around John. So glad you posted this.

Lickety Splitter said...

I'm truly trying to figure out how to discontinue my complacent ways. As it goes for now, I can't claim to be worthy of dying for, and I wish they weren't dying for anyone. They voluntarily risk their lives and limbs for "our" way of life. We certainly owe it to them to live "our" way of life as fully as possible.

Coffeypot said...

Lickity Splitter, you are so right. And to live "our" way of life doesn't come free. That is why I support our guys. They are in harms way in order for us to live our lives. My favorite saying comes from George Orwell, “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

Mike Golch said...

Now if you gotta come get me GO for it.Great posting.

Fragrant Liar said...

Incredible story, and I love this prayer. Makes a whole lot of sense to me that carrying it around is a worthwhile thing to do.