Man, even though it has been a few weeks, this is a tough thing to get over. It seems like Chad was really loved by those who knew him in person, and it'* sad to think that I will never get to know him the way others did.
Originally Posted by Bob Dillon
As sad as the passing of this young man is, each of us should remember that we live in a nation that will on occasion sacrifice the blood of its sons and daughters on the safety and security of strangers.
That'* not a bad thing.
I couldn't have said it any better myself. In a world where we are forced to become more "globally-minded", it'* important to realize that Iraqis are just as deserving of political freedom as we are. I bet there are thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children who would mourn the loss of Chad and thank him many times over for his role in securing their freedom from hostile government. I'm not trying to start an argument here, but point out that even if he'* not directly fighting for my freedom, I can appreciate that he is fighting for the freedom of other human beings who deserve it just as much as I do.
I have the utmost respect for Chad and the men and women of our armed forces who are in Iraq and Afghanistan.