Serving Allegany County, NY

Monday, June 26, 2006
Wellsville Daily Reporter: Serving Allegany County, NY: "
As I write I live with the realization of the loss and wounding of three very brave fellow Americans. Staff Sergeant Nathan Vacho and Captain Shane Mahaffee were killed by a road side bomb attack 5 May 2006.

CPT Mahaffee survived the initial attack but succumbed to his wounds 15 May 2006. Staff Sergeant Heath Berry survived the attack, but lost his left arm from the elbow down. I was on emergency leave at the time of the attack for the emergency c section birth of my son, Cole Alexander, a few weeks premature. Some people might call that circumstance, but to me it is the Favor of God. I attended CPT Mahafee's funeral and I will never forget the hug his widow gave me standing over his casket as she said goodbye for the last time, or loading up his 5-year-old daughter, Adelia, and two year old son, Ethan, that morning in their car seats.

It is something I do not want to forget and something I will never - get over.

So I understand the democratic system and I respect your personal choice for or against this war.

I simply humbly ask that you honor these fine soldiers who answered the call and died performing their duty by living your life free and realizing that the liberties we breathe daily are paid for by brave soldiers."

3 comments:

terrye said...

How sad.

dag said...

The following comes from:

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2006/06/vigil-at-king-fahd-mosque.html

The picture on your left was taken on Friday, June 23, 2006, outside the Culver City Mosque in Culver City, California. The caption reads "Lighting candles for our two tortured soldiers, Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker, 25, of Madras, Ore."

About forty people showed up to participate in the vigil. Not a single Muslim participated in the vigil!

The report provides the following information about the vigil:

"All of the middle easterners you see in the pictures below are Coptic Christians from Egypy [sic], for the entire evening not ONE Muslim would join us in condemning the tortures of our two soldiers, and in fact some of them yelled out that the two soldiers deserved 'what they had coming to them' because they were 'in a Muslim land.'"

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The lines are crossed daily into the realms of hatred and violence against our own, and then the haters salt the Earth.

Each of us will find a point whereat there is no more tolerance for it, some sooner, some later. We have to gather ourselves to wait for the many who will join us to resist.

If you are one of those who will stand up and be counted as a public resister to jihad and Left fascist dhimmitude today, then meet your friends and neighbours to organise for those who will flood in later looking for a place to go to join the struggle against this evil.

We do not have to remain hidden in the shadows of the aether. We can, and some do, stand up in public to denounce the outrages of the Left and the jihadis and the idiots who follow them blindly. You can do that yourself. You probably won't lose and arm or your life, that being more likely if you ride the tube to work. More likely is that you will meet people you value and people who will become your friends, people you will be proud to know and associate with.

Put up a notice for those likely to find it to invite them to the public library in your town so you can meet them and discuss what you know and what they know about jihad and dhimmitude and the evils of Left dhimmi fascism. Meet people. Go out and do some great thing!

Where will you be this Thursday evening from 7-9:00 pm? We'll be at the Vancouver Public Library in the atrium. We'll wear blue scarves and bandanas. You can't miss us. Where will you be?

Buddy Larsen said...

Attaboy, Dag. Vancouver is a ways from Blanco County, but here's hoping you can "organize"--as the civil rights movement used the word. if it ever comes to it, look into the way Morris Dees at the Southern Poverty Law Center finally put the KKK outta biz (for awhile, anyway).

There's all sorts of parallels between the Hate Mosques and the old active anti-civil rights movement KKK.

More than the obvious, more than what shows on the surface.