Many of you have been kind enough to keep this gravely injured serviceman and his family in your prayers, and have asked for an update.
Well, all I can say is I’m sort of clinging to the adage that “no news is good news.” I have not heard back from his family since the day of posting, when they asked me to release no details at all – not even the branch of service, sorry – due to the nature of the mission. I know his wife and kids are with him and so I don’t expect many updates…to be honest, every time I check my email, I hope I don’t see something from them – unless it’s miraculous news – because every day that Beloved survives perhaps promises another day that he will heal, until he makes a full recovery.
So, please know, when I hear anything, I will let you know immediately, and thank you again for your continued prayers for this fine serviceman and his family.
As a commercial pilot, I too see the effects of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last month I showed up to start a trip and was approached by a gate agent. “Captain, good morning, I wanted to inform you that we have H.R. on this flight”, she said. H.R. stands for human remains. “Are they military?”, I asked. “Yes”, she said. “Is there and escort?”, I asked. “Yes, I already assigned him a seat”, she said. “Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck, you can board him early”, I said.
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