Friday, January 26, 2007

Please, Everyone Take A Moment To Thank Them

Troop Deaths Put a Heavy Toll On A&M

More than five years into America's war on terrorism, the routine at Texas A&M University — home of the Corps of Cadets — is well-established. When an Aggie is killed, the school's maroon flag is hoisted in mourning. Then it is lowered, folded and shipped to yet another grieving family.

That procedure was followed this week as the military confirmed Sean Edward Lyerly, Class of 1998, a former member of Company L-1, the Corps' Lone Star company, had died in combat in Iraq.

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You May Write Them At:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I was unaware of the recent losses your brave Corps Of Cadets has sustained in fighting our most recent war. Please let me, at this time, offer you my most sincere condolences. Whatever your troop's personal politics, let them know that we deeply honor their sacrifice and consider them true American heroes. You may go to:

and see the memorial I have posted in their honor. Thank you for being patriotic Americans. I stand behind you 100%



Anonymous bobcat said...

Brave men doing a brave job. Thanks so much for putting this up, Donal.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Donal, you're back! How nice - and what a beautiful memorial! I had no idea the Aggies had lost so many, had so many serve in battle. What real MEN!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous tom said...

helluva group, god bless 'em...gotta go to work.

7:56 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thanks guys (Hi Cassie!) nice to have the ol' gang back!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous R. Peterson said...

Beautiful memorial. Thank you.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Did you see Ollie North's wonderful column Who Cares? over at TownHall?

9:56 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yeah, Bob, I went to read it. That's why I went to YouTube and found that tribute to the troops... thank.

1:04 PM  

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