Last Wed. we received word that a young man we had watched grow from diapers to a fine young soldier was killed in action. This young man was my son's dear friend, he was only 22 years old. He leaves behind a young wife and infant daughter. Our hearts are broken and we are heavy with sorrow, as we await the return of his body. I had long since stop watching the news as each report of death saddens me. When the tragedy hits home one is left feeling numb and full of disbelief, this can't be our loved one, it's not supposed to happen this way. Jeremy always wanted to be a soldier, he knew the chance he was taking. Last summer when he was home we had the opportunity to tell him just how proud we are of him and his fellow soldiers and how we appreciate their bravery. For each of you parents, wives , friends and loved ones who have someone in the armed service our prayers are with you as well as our heart felt thanks for their bravery. May your loved one return home safely to you.