We just got word that a friend died Wednesday in Iraq.
While we were stationed at Ft Hood one of our good friends (DH’s college buddy and one of our groomsmen) was also stationed there. He shared an apartment with another Soldier. That Soldier died in Iraq last week.
I wasn’t “close” to him. The last time I talked to him was at our friend’s (his roommate’s) wedding right before they deployed to Iraq in 2003 (I remember he was recovering from a hernia operation - and told him to stay safe over there), but I remember us being at their apartment sharing supper, DH playing video games and darts with him, and a big TV that he bought that JUST fit in their entertainment center. They also let us crash at their place while we were apartment hunting.
I have known “of” people that died over there and there was even a guy from my husband’s battaltion who died last January (I didn’t know him), but this is the first time that I [B][I]knew[/I][/B] the person (I pray to God it’s the last…) and it has me really shaken up, especially since DH is still over there for about 2 more months and has had some close calls himself.
Please don’t turn this thread into debate about the Iraq War, the War on Terrorism, war in general, politicians, etc. Everyone has his/her own opinions and that’s fine, but this isn’t the thread to express it.
Please just keep [B]CPT Erick Foster’s[/B]family in your thoughts and prayers.