Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Army Spc. Joshua L. Hazlewood, 22, of Manvel, Texas; assigned to the 614th Automated Cargo Documentation Detachment; died June 25 in Arifjan, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.
Army 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died June 25 in Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
A reminder, of sorts, that not just an international entertainer passed away on June 25, 2009.
There were others just as important and deserved just as much reconition and attention.
Wanted to take a moment to honor a few of those fallen troops that also died on June 25, 2009 while serving in "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and "Operation Enduring Freedom". How I thank them and their families for paying the ultimate price to ensure the freedom that we so take for granted in our country. I extend my most heart felt sympathy to their families. May our Lord provide them with much grace and comfort.
~Total number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 5,014~
*Condolences also to the families and friends of all the entertainers and professional athletes that have passed in recent days.
Posted by Debra at 7:51 AM