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Hey everyone, some of you know my younger brother is deployed in Afghanistan at the moment and has had some close calls. Early this morning I received word that the base he is stationed was attacked and two marines have died. Fast forward to a few hours later, we receive notice it wasn't not him, though still no word if he is injured or not. My mom is flipping out and I'm hoping for the best.
I'm hoping as you read this you could take a moment to send your form of prayer or good vibes to the families that have lost their sons this day, and stationed at Camp Leatherneck who are dealing with this on a daily basis. I'm usually a strong exterior kind of guy, though we initially received an email starting with "I'm sorry to have to contact you" and the swing of emotions were quite crazy. Thanks for taking a moment to read this and hopefully this frog in my throat will go away soon.
Dan,I had no idea you had a brother there. My son just joined the Navy and is currently in bootcamp in Great Lakes Il. and we already worry, I can't imagine what you and your family is going through right now.I had no idea your brother was a Marine and stationed in such a forward base there. Your telling me this suddenly made this war very real and close to us.
My wife and I both said a prayer for the safey and well being of your brother and a prayer for the Marines who were killed and injured and their families.We also prayed for your family that God give you closeness and support of each other and that he guide you and your family to an understanding of whatever events unfold so that you can find comfort in his wisdom and strength in believeing what he does is for the best. We pray that this terrible war which takes away the lives of our young people and loved ones end in a way that makes their sacrifices worth it and that this not go down as simply another event fueled by mens obessions, misunderstandings and greed. But something that in the end makes the world a better and safer place for all of us. God please bless them, keep them safe and guide them toward a meaningful conclusion Amen.
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Wow. Dan, I pray your brother makes it home safely and his brothers as well. Every single one of the men and women in uniform is a hero in my book. My condolences for those who have past protecting our freedom. RIP