Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The silence is tragically broken

In hindsight, I wish I hadn't said anything about the casualty notices, but this is a difficult war and thinking we will go more than a few days at a time without any deaths on the battlefield is naive.

The Pentagon just sent out this news release:

Tech. Sgt. Anthony C. Campbell Jr., 35, of Florence, Ky., died Dec. 15 of wounds suffered from the detonation of an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Campbell was assigned to the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

The Kentucky Post reports that Campbell was a Cincinnati police officer and had only been on the job a couple of weeks before he was ordered to deploy overseas with his Air Force Wing.

Campbell leaves behind a wife and three children. If you are reading this, please take a moment to pray for his family tonight.

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