Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pray for the Family of Another One of Our BEST...

The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Capt. Mark A. Garner, 30, of North Carolina, died July 6 in Argandab District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

He is from Elkin N.C., where in High School, he was a basketball player, baseball player, and active other sports. He was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution for the good citizenship award and several academic awards. He entered West Point in 1998 and graduated in 2002.

He is survived by his wife Nickala (also from Elkin N.C.), and his parents.

A small memorial service will be held in Delaware, and then his body will be brought back to Elkin. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

My take:

I'm WAITING for the MSM or FOX to give coverage...waiting -waiting-waiting....
NADA-Absolutemente - NADA...


Mustang said...

Don't hold your breath, Carol. We don't memorialize true heroes, only dipsticks like MJ who if anything, should have been locked up in a cell. After-thought: He'd probably still be alive.

christian soldier said...

M-you are so right- our BEST are ignored-our worst are eulogized...

AirmanMom said...

This is my first visit to your blog, thank you c-cs!
I belive our nation is need of a priority adjustment. We immortalize 'stars', and forget those who have given them the freedom to sing their songs, earn their millions and grab their crotch on stage.
Our nation is in need of prayer.
Thank you for this post!
May Almighty God Bless Captain Garner and comfort the family who loves him so!

christian soldier said...

AM-thank you -
I do enjoy your site and linked to my favorites some time ago...

Leslie said...

A very sad loss. I do wonder how many pray for our troops and their families.

christian soldier said...

L-thank you for stopping by --
Our BEST deserve more-but-ask for little--They are ALL mine and I know of many who do pray for them ...
Thank you for caring concern for them and for this great country...

TanmoySarkar said...
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USpace said...

God bless him, and his friends and family. Thank you for posting this C-CS. Imagine a blog that listed a blurb about EVERY fallen hero.


absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't honor the dead

not those who have fallen
defending your country

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
be like Cindy Sheehan

wait to attack jihadis
in your kitchen with a broom

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
vilify America

freest nation overall
must be the great Satan

Saw your comment at IBA in my mail, I've been Tweeting lots of great stuff to spread the word of freedom. LOTS of freedom fighting bloggers tweating. MM, Allahpundit, Gateway Pundit, Atlas, VelvetHammer, and many more. You'll love it someday. I'll teach you when you're ready.

I'll get back to more blog posts and comments too.

I'm just about to go and Tweet this again:

Pray for the Family of Another One of Our BEST - Capt. Mark A. Garner, 30, of NC died 7/6 in Argandab Dist, Afghanistan

christian soldier said...

US-thank you so much getting the word out about Captain Garner and the rest of the BEST--
and for the wonderful poems..

Thought - wounder if the DOD or another source would be willing to give us a list ...or
would it be a privacy issue?...