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.
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.
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