A soldier, a hero, but more important my friend

A soldier, a hero, but more important my friend

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    A soldier, a hero, but more important my friend

    Yesterday, I got the news. A really good friend of mine was K.I.A. in Afghanistan on Sunday. He survived the blast of the I.E.D but lost the struggle to live on the EVAC. We attended military school together, remained in contact, and kept our brotherhood bond. He was 22, a Private Frist Class, in the 82ND Air Born. I guess it is true, only the good die young. He dreamed of fighting for this country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.
    I ask for prayers for the family, friends, and the military school cadets and alumni, as this is a tragic loss of a real good man.

    R.I.P PFC. Michael Metcalf
    04-22-2012 Afghanistan

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    Prayers for all affected. Rest in Peace PFC Metcalf.

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    Prayers of comfort for you and the other friends and family of another fallen hero.

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    Prayers fro you & Micheal's family.

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    RIP PFC Metcalf...

    I watched the flag pass by one day,
    It fluttered in the breeze.

    A young Marine saluted it,
    And then he stood at ease..

    I looked at him in uniform
    So young, so tall, so proud,
    With hair cut square and eyes alert
    He'd stand out in any crowd.

    I thought how many men like him
    Had fallen through the years.
    How many died on foreign soil
    How many mothers' tears?

    How many pilots' planes shot down?
    How many died at sea
    How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
    No, freedom isn't free.

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    I listened to the bugler play
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    I wondered just how many times
    That Taps had meant "Amen,"

    When a flag had draped a coffin.
    Of a brother or a friend.

    I thought of all the children,
    Of the mothers and the wives,
    Of fathers, sons and husbands
    With interrupted lives.

    I thought about a graveyard
    At the bottom of the sea

    Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
    No, freedom isn't free.

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    First Sgt. I hit your like button not because I like what you had to say, but because I agree with what was said.

    At times I hate the sound of Taps as I know that another warrior has left for home.


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    So sorry for your loss, God Bless you and Pvt Metcalf's family
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    Y'all are in my prayers as are all the men and women who serve to protect our freedoms. I truly believe god has a special place for y'all in his kingdom.

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    Prayers sent RIP PFC Metcalf...

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