Because It Is True 2

Putting all differences aside.

No matter your opinion of politics.

I would like to introduce you to some very important people.

You need to see their faces.

Read their names.

Because they died for you and for me, this past two months.

Today is not about us…..about hot dogs and hamburgers.
It is so easy to forget.

I would love for my “Because It Is True” series to be my highest read series.

We need to know these men and women. Fathers, sons, daughters, wives, mothers, friends……….

Because while we were blogging about life and living…..
They were fighting……
And dying.

Please meet…………


Army Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo

Army Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo

May 23, 2011
 Army Pfc. William S. Blevins

Army Pfc. William S. Blevins

Died May 23, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom 
Army Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner

Army Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner

Died May 23, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
 Army Pvt. Thomas C. Allers

Army Pvt. Thomas C. Allers

Died May 23, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom 
 Army Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie

Army Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie

Died May 22, 2011 serving during Operation New Dawn 
 Army Pfc. Ramon  Mora Jr.

Army Pfc. Ramon Mora Jr.

Died May 22, 2011 serving during Operation New Dawn 

Army Cpl. Brandon M. Kirton

May 18, 2011

Army Staff Sgt. David D. Self

May 16, 2011

Army Spc. Bradley L. Melton

May 16, 2011

Army Pvt. Lamarol J. Tucker

May 16, 2011

Army Pvt. Cheizray Pressley

May 16, 2011

Army Spc. Brian D. Riley Jr.

May 15, 2011

Army Sgt. Robert C. Schlote

May 14, 2011

Army Sgt. Amaru Aguilar

May 13, 2011

Marine Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer

May 12, 2011

Marine Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf

May 12, 2011

Army 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison

May 10, 2011

Army Sgt. Ken K. Hermogino

May 9, 2011

Army Spc. Riley S. Spaulding

May 4, 2011

Army Sgt. Kevin W. White

May 2, 2011

Spc. Robert M. Friese

April 29, 2011 

Army Spc. Preston J. Dennis

April 28, 2011

Army Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson

April 28, 2011 

Marine Lance Cpl. Ronald D. Freeman

April 28, 2011 

Marine Cpl. Adam D. Jones

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Capt. Charles A. Ransom

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Capt. Nathan J. Nylander

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr.

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Maj. David L. Brodeur

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn

April 27, 2011 

Air Force Maj. Philip D. Ambard

April 27, 2011 

Army Pfc. Jonathan M. Villanueva

April 27, 2011 

Army Spc. Andrew E. Lara

April 27, 2011 

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes

April 24, 2011 

Marine Sgt. David P. Day

April 24, 2011 

Marine Lance Cpl. Joe M. Jackson

April 24, 2011 

Army Staff Sgt. James A. Justice

April 23, 2011 

Marine Lance Cpl. Dominic J. Ciaramitaro

April 23, 2011 

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Terry L. Varnadore II

April 23, 2011 

Army Master Sgt. Benjamin F. Bitner

April 23, 2011 

Marine Sgt. Sean T. Callahan

April 23, 2011

Army Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins

April 22, 2011 

Army 1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez

April 22, 2011 

Army Sgt. John P. Castro

April 22, 2011 25, 

Army Capt. Joshua M. McClimans

April 22, 2011 

Army Pfc. John F. Kihm

April 19, 2011 

Navy Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Micah Aaron Hill

April 19, 2011 

Army Spc. Sonny J. Moses

April 18, 2011 

Army Spc. Joseph B. Cemper

April 16, 2011

Army Sgt. Linda L. Pierre

April 16, 2011

Army Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor

April 16, 2011 

Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins

April 16, 2011 

Army Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez

April 16, 2011 

Army Spc. Charles J. Wren

April 16, 2011 

Army Spc. Paul J. Atim

April 16, 2011 

Army Capt. Charles E. Ridgley Jr.

April 16, 2011 

Army Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy

April 15, 2011 

Army Spc. Donald L. Nichols

April 13, 2011 

Army Spc. Brent M. Maher

April 11, 2011 

Army Sgt. Jose Caraballo Pietri

April 10, 2011 

Army Sgt. Vorasack T. Xaysana

April 10, 2011 

Army Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering

April 10, 2011 

Marine Staff Sgt. Jason A. Rogers

April 7, 2011 

Army Spc. Keith T. Buzinski

April 7, 2011 

Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith

April 6, 2011 

Navy Hospitalman Benjamin D. Rast

April 6, 2011 

Army Spc. Gary L. Nelson III

April 5, 2011 

Army Sgt. Scott H. Burgess

April 4, 2011 

Army Sgt. Michael S. Lammerts

April 4, 2011 

Army Maj. Wesley J. Hinkley

April 4, 2011 

Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III

April 3, 2011 

Marine Lance Cpl. Harry Lew

April 3, 2011 

Army Staff Sgt. Jorge A. Scatliffe

April 3, 2011 

Army Staff Sgt. Christian S. Garcia

April 2, 2011 

Army Staff Sgt. Quadi S. Hudgins

April 2, 2011
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Please forward out to everyone your know. Let’s watch this post climb. It needs to for the sake of those that gave their lives for our country.

Check out this website: http://militarytimes.com/valor/list.php?yr=2011&mo=4

It puts a name with a face…..and makes it all so real.

Happy Memorial Day friends…….

God Bless America.

Love, 

Me
 

0 thoughts on “Because It Is True 2

  • May 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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    You made it very real.  Good post.

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  • May 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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    Dear Rebecca, you just made me cry. Some of them are just babies…little boys playing soldier.
    My son will turn 18 this month, and enlist shortly after. Although he will be joining the Spanish armed forces (he is Spanish) he will be fighting for freedom nonetheless. I was already proud of him, but now I’m flooded with fear of losing him to his pursuit of freedom for all of us.
    May God bless all our boys and girls, and may we never forget:
    FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!

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  • May 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm
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    I can’t even type very good with these tears in my eyes. I will put a link to  your post on my blog, right this minute.
    Thank you  and GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE…and may we ALWAYS remember that FREEDOM COMES AT A HUGE PRICE.

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  • May 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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    It is sad to think that in the 21st century, that war is still a part of our lives.  Heartbreaking to see these faces.  My heart goes out to their families for theirs is the ultimate sacrifice.  The fight for freedom comes an unbearable price.  Thank you for posting this moving tribute to those who gave their life for freedom.

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  • May 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm
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    Thank you so much for the poignant reminder of how very personal Memorial Day is meant to be.  To honor those who have made the greatest sacrifice one can give…so that we may live in freedom.  Reminds me of the ONE long ago that gave His life that we might live even after this life.  Tears of gratitude come from my heart as I remember the sacrifice of others and the personal gifts we have been given through these valiant souls.  Once again, many thanks for reminding us through these photos how much we owe to those who have died for us.  It’s very humbling to remember…

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  • May 31, 2011 at 2:52 am
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    Thank you for this most touching post. It’s not about picnics, family get togethers or celebrations. We should reverently remember these sacrificing souls and their families. As the daughter and daughter-in-law of Army officers, the grandaughter of veterans, the niece of veterans, I am so proud of our service members and the families who support them. God bless them and God Bless America.

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  • May 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm
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    So many hard-working people full of life…. So sad.

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  • June 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm
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    It breaks my heart to see the faces and read the names of these men and women who have died fighting for freedom. Bravery takes many forms and love of country strong enough to make men and women, young or old risk their lives for their fellow man is the highest, finest kind of bravery. As I look at each picture I think of the brave families of these men and women and the grief they must endure having their, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandchild, Niece, Nephew, Uncle, Aunt, Grandparent or friend lost in this awful war. They left here full of hope and returned in a flag draped casket. We should all pray to whomever or whatever our Highest Power is that this insanity will soon come to an end. War has taken our young people, our best our brightest, for far too long. I pray for these men and women and all the other lost souls and their families, I am grateful to them as well for making the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. I also thank the Lord each day that I have my husband, a Vietnam War Veteran, here with me.
    Thank you for this post Rebecca, it brings this suffering closer to home and reminds us that the
    holiday is called “MEMORIAL DAY” for a reason. Thank you and take care, VBg

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