Monday, December 19, 2005

Just Cause? Just Because...

The Mudville Gazette has a letter from the father of a fallen American Hero.

Don't ask why, just read it. Read it all. Just because....

My response is that Mike didn't die for a "just cause", he died JUST BECAUSE - just because he loved his country enough to want to serve it since the time he was in middle school; just because he loved his family enough to want to protect them; just because he loved his friends enough that he would rather fight a war "there" than here; just because he believed in our order of government whereby the civilian government rules and the military obeys, and when the President, with lawful authority, calls upon soldiers to go and fight, he believed it was not only his duty, but his honor to go; just because he wouldn't let his fellow soldiers - his guys - go it alone; and just because he wanted to do for others - the Iraqi people - what he would do for his own country.

My families prayers go out to Robert Stokely. I can't even imagine the feeling of loss that he is experiencing. Thank you to both father and son, for their sacrifice for our freedom.

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