color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: Damnit. (Updated)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Damnit. (Updated)

Update: May 1, 2007:

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Apr. 28 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
Killed were:
Sgt. Glenn D. Hicks Jr., 24, of College Station, Texas.
Pfc. Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins, 21, of Ione, Calif.
Pvt. Cole E. Spencer, 21, of Gays, Ill.

Rest in Peace you proud sons of America... her Heroes.


Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 19:59:14 -0400
Subject: Velvet Hammer

On the 28th of April I was notified by LTC Q (3rd Brigade Rear-D Commander) that our Brigade has suffered the loss of three soldiers from D/1-15 Infantry. The soldiers lost their lives while conducting combat operations in Iraq. The next of kin of our fallen soldiers have been notified. I ask you for your prayers for these Sledgehammer soldiers and their families.

RDC, 2-69AR, 3BCT
"Speed and Power"

Our prayers are with the families of these fallen soldiers. We will not forget.



At 4/30/2007 12:05 PM , Anonymous Melinda said...

Praying here.

At 4/30/2007 1:30 PM , Anonymous Shelle said...

My prayers are with them my husband is a 3 ID Soldier

At 4/30/2007 3:07 PM , Anonymous Sandi said...

My thoughts and prayers and with you, the brothers they left behind, and their families.

At 5/01/2007 3:18 AM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

Praying always for our troops and their families.

At 5/01/2007 10:28 PM , Blogger kbug said...

Praying, as always, for our troops...and for the families of those who have given their all. May God help them find peace.....

At 5/03/2007 2:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damnit is right. Keeping those families of these fallen in my prayers. My own son is stationed at Benning. God bless em all.

At 5/04/2007 9:56 AM , Blogger Military Money said...

I get these e-mail noticications from the Armed Forces Information Service about military members who die. It's pretty sad and I hate that all we get is a scrolling ticker in the news. We should get a mention from the news reporters and a moment of silence/prayer.

I'm in the Air Force and I've created a blog to help military members with their finances and I was wondering if we could exchange links. Thanks.

Brandon J
Money for Military

At 5/06/2007 1:17 PM , Anonymous Susan said...

These notifications hit my heart so deeply. I pray for all the families and friends of these brave men.

At 5/07/2007 10:34 PM , Anonymous Proud Army Wife said...

thank you for posting this on your site. Hicks, AO (ornsby-Adkins), and spencer were all friends and in my husband's platoon. He watched the whole thing and is taking it really hard. We've known hicks for the past three years and he's family. AO is only 21 and has been married for only 5 months, he was brand new and came to the unit directly out of ait in january. It's a tragedy and a great loss for all you know them. Please pray for all and their families but especially for AO's wife Ashley, she is 21 and she truly loves him with all her heart. He's her world. Please pray that she gets through because she is having a really hard time. Thank you for all your prays.


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