color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: Dear Lord, Grant Us Peace, We Beseech Thee

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Dear Lord, Grant Us Peace, We Beseech Thee

14 Marines, Civilian Interpreter Killed in Iraq IED Attack
American Forces Press Service

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2005 – Fourteen Marines and a civilian interpreter assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action early this morning when their amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device, military officials here reported.

The incident occurred during combat operations about two kilometers south of Haditha, officials said. One Marine was wounded in the attack.

Names of the dead are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. No other details about the attack were immediately available.
O Thou
the Cause and Effect of the Whole universe
the Source from whence we have come
and the Goal toward which all are bound:
receive these souls, who are coming to Thee,
into Thy parental arms.
May Thy forgiving Glance heal their hearts.
Lift them from the denseness of the earth.
Surround them with the Light of Thine own Spirit.
Raise them up to heaven
which is their true dwelling place.
We pray Thee, grant them the blessing
of Thy most exalted Presence.
May their life upon earth become as a dream
to their waking soul,
And let their thirsting eyes behold
the glorious vision of Thy Sunshine.


At 8/03/2005 6:54 AM , Blogger Erik Holtan said...

Yes, it has been a rough couple days for the Marines! They will perservere!

At 8/03/2005 10:08 AM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

I would like to add my that.

At 8/03/2005 3:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen... May God Bless all of them, their families and their Marine brothers and sisters.

At 8/25/2005 12:29 PM , Blogger Kat said...

Dear "Mom" ~ I JUST learned of this from Sgt. Missick's blog, and dropped everything to run over here to give you a great big {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}} I have not read your post yet (I'm at work and my lunch break is over) so I don't know much of anything... I just know that your son got hurt bad, and right now, since I haven't read anything else, that's all i know. Forgive my immediate ignorance...but I wanted to let you know that WE LOVE YOU and that you are IN OUR PRAYERS!!! I will continue to pray CONSTANTLY for EVERYTHING & EVERYONE!

Gotta go, more when I get home from college tonight.

Love you,
Kat in GA


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