I was struck by your dispatch; the very first name that appears on your list, Sgt Bill Cahir, fell last week in Afghanistan. He was a member of 4th CAG and a 40 year old Marine Sgt. His brother was a classmate of mine at State College High School and Bill and I are alumni of Penn State University. Bill is the third soldier of the sea from PSU to die in combat since 9/11; the first two were Lt. Michael Murphy USN/SEAL and Captain Todd Seibert, USMC.
Bill left journalism after 9/11 to enlist in the Marine Corps at 4. He deployed to Iraq, fought in Fallujah and ran unsucessfully in the most recent PA Democrat primary in Pennsylvania. He was on his rd combat tour and left behind a wife pregnant with twins. He will be laid to rest at Arlington sometime next week.
Thanks for everything that you do.
Thank you for pointing out that when it comes to the dirty work for country, for NATO , where ever we are sent Often Marines and Navy are the closest of brothers. I owe my life to a couple of marines and a couple of them owe me but we neveer look at it that way. We just find a way no matter what to bring our own home. I can't carry two Boston phone books very far anymore but I can still swim deep and far.
Thanks for the rememberance of our unity.