Praying for our Military!!!
August 6, 2011
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Today was a very difficult today because of 30 United States Soldiers that were killed (along with seven Afghans that were with them) in Afghanistan today when their helicopter was shot down.
I read these words in an Internet article “It was the largest number of American troops killed in a single day in the war. U.S. officials said the helicopter appeared to have been felled by enemy fire, and the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility. Seven Afghan commandos and a civilian interpreter also were killed, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.
No member of the Bin Laden raid team was among the dead, said a Pentagon official briefed on the casualties who was not authorized to speak publicly while families still were being notified. But he said 22 of the 30 were Navy SEALs, and a significant number were members of SEAL Team 6, the unit that conducted the Bin Laden raid and is made up of just a few hundred of some of the best-trained fighters in the U.S. military“.
My heart is heavy and my prayers are for all of our soldiers who are sacrificing their lives for the sake of our country. Whether it’s one or 30, it is the ultimate sacrifice. May God grant comfort to the families of the men and women who lost their lives today.
Freedom can never be taken for granted. We owe a debt to all who serve. Please keep all our soldiers and military personnel in your prayers. www.flagrespect.com