The call no one wants to hear

The call no one wants to hear

This is a discussion on The call no one wants to hear within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Staff Sergeant David W, from Kansas, part of the Stryker Brigade from Ft. Lewis stationed in Iraq, was on patrol this past saturday when his ...

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    The call no one wants to hear

    Staff Sergeant David W, from Kansas, part of the Stryker Brigade from Ft. Lewis stationed in Iraq, was on patrol this past saturday when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb. Vehicle was torn up pretty bad. All crew members are alive, but hurt pretty bad. David has sustained spine injuries, lots of cuts and bruises from the explosion. I asked his wife about the others, she did not know much. His mother and sister seem to be taking it pretty good, but I know they are hurting inside. If anyone out there has a spare prayer, or a favor due them by god, please use it on this young man. How do I know about this? He is my son. David
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    Oh man, I hope all involved get through this with as little suffering as possible, your family and yourself included.

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    My sincerest sympathy. May he have a full and speedy recovery.
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    Our prayers are with you, him and every other soldier out there.
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    I am hurting for you - and pray recovery is speedy for David.

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    Wishing your family all the best. hope he gets well and fully recovers, as well as the rest of his team.
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    Best thoughts with him , prayers sent as best i can . As a neighbor over here in Colorado , if there is anything at all that we can do please let us know and we will . Also thank him for his service when you get a chance , and thank you for having a son who will serve . Be well and you will be in our prayers with our higher powers .
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    My prayers are with you...

    May God touch you and your whole family, especially David, with his love and healing.
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    Best wishes to your son for a speedy recovery and God bless him for serving the people of this country. We will keep your family in our prayers.
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    Your son, you, and your family are in my prayers. I'll be praying for a full and speedy recovery.

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    David, you, your family and especially your son are in my prayers. May the Lord give you peace during this time and a full and speedy recovery for David.

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    WOW, I am praying for yall

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    I'm really sorry to hear this and I hope he recovers fully. We hear these stories on the news and can't help feel bad for all involved. When we hear it is someone known to a friend, especially a son, it makes it all the more saddening. Hoping for a full and speedy recovery and as others here have said, thank him for his service from all of us here.....
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    I'll say a prayer for David and your family...
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    My prayers to all involved. I am honored to have men like your son fighting for our freedom. May he and the others recover fully and quickly.

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