Since 2011 we have honored military deaths by hostile fire in the Middle East at UnifiedPatriots.com. Every single one. Their memorial is best known by this art of an Angel kissing a dying knight.
Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony.
CPT Andreas B O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, NY, and
CPT Christopher T Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City, NY, and
MSG Christopher J Raguso, 39, of Commack, NY, and
SSG Dashan Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, NY. all of the
106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard, and
CPT Mark Weber, 30, of Colorado Springs, CO, of the Air Force, and
MSG William R Posch, 36, of Indialanticd, FL and
SSG Carl P Enis,31, of Tallahassee, FL,
both of the Air Force Reserve
were killed 15 March, 2018 in Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Afghanistan when their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash is under investigation.
Rest in peace, Gentlemen
Job well done.
I’m asking You God, to give me what You have left.
Give me those things which others never ask of You.
I don’t ask You for rest, or tranquility.
Not that of the spirit, the body, or the mind.
I don’t ask You for wealth, or success, or even health.
All those things are asked of You so much Lord,
that you can’t have any left to give.
Give me instead Lord what You have left.
Give me what others don’t want.
I want uncertainty and doubt.
I want torment and battle.
And I ask that You give them to me now and forever Lord,
so I can be sure to always have them,
because I won’t always have the strength to ask again.
But give me also the courage, the energy,
and the spirit to face them.
I ask You these things Lord,
because I can’t ask them of myself