Such a tragic accident. Not that it is any more or less tragic when the lives of our military heroes are lost on the battlefield, but when they are lost in a senseless accident or in any other way such as the Ft. Hood terrorist attack on our own land it seems worse. They were all so young and vibrant and had so much to live for. I mourn their loss with their families because they were willing to join the military and protect our country and defend and preserve our freedoms. I pray for their families and for the families of those injured and hope those injured recover soon. Sadly, one remains "very seriously injured". As a daughter of a WWII veteran who is reaching his 91st birthday, or at least I pray he does this summer, my heart is always thinking of our military and the young men and women in harms way. I pray we can end the war soon and do it in a manner our military can be proud of.
I fear many feel like we left Iraq too soon and all the lives lost were sacrificed for nothing, but I commend all who served and did the job they were sent to do. I hope they find peace knowing they did their best and removed a dictator, but unfortunately most of the chemical weapons, WMD's, were already moved into Syria before we invaded Iraq. Now Syria has them and they are at risk of getting into the hands of the opposition/rebels, otherwise known as Al Qaeda, who are trying to remove Assad. I don't expect things to go well if we have to get involved in yet another war over there while trying to end the Afghanistan war after 12 years. Pray our military leaders will stay out of yet another Middle East war which could evolve into a greater threat from Iran, Russia and China.
Marine Corps Times:
Former Marines and family members gathered in Hawthorne, Nevada, to pay their respects to seven Marines killed during a training accident.