My 3rd and final son (I
have no more cannon fodder to offer my country) joined the military, as did his
two older brothers. He has been serving in Iraq since May of 2007. He is due to
come home next week on leave, and then back to Iraq until August. I can hardly
wait to see him!!! He posted an Ozzy Osbourne song on his My Space page with the
4 words I love the most..... "Mama, I'm coming home". You know the song, right?
Times have changed and
times are strange
Here I come, but I ain't the same
Mama, Im coming
As I anticipated, my
gung-ho, patriotic, youngest son, is telling me after being in Iraq for 9
months, that he has changed his views on things.
And, even though he is
being ridiculed by his Sgt., he is helping several Iraqi children. He has bought
them bikes, given them food and water, and has given a portion of his paycheck
each week to better their lives. I am very proud of him.
Who does my heart beat
for? It beats for thee, dear son.
I am tired,
Unbeknownst to most
Americans, two sets of parents (in the last 4 days) have taken their sons off
life support. Both were wounded in Iraq and lived for several months after
"Crookston was badly
burned over 50 percent of his body. Both of his legs were amputated, along with
his right arm and left hand, his mother said.
He had slipped in and out
of consciousness these past few months at BAMC, but recently developed an
infection followed by a fever, his mother said.
His family decided to
remove life-support, and he died the day before his 20th birthday."
"A 22-year-old Fort
Carson soldier has died more than six months after suffering severe head
injuries in Baghdad.
Miller was wounded July
9, when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by shrapnel from an improvised
explosive device. Miller was flown to the United States for treatment.
"He was a good kid. He did whatever you asked of him," Miller's platoon
sergeant, Stephen LaRocque, of Colorado Springs, said Tuesday. "He was a real
LaRocque said Miller was in his second tour in Iraq and
was headed to the International Zone in Baghdad to enjoy a four- day pass when
he was wounded. He had been married less than a year."