I guess we are off the swine flu and onto bigger and better stories. Tiger Wood’s cheating heart, black Friday shopping, the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner, and Chelsea Clinton gets engaged. Wow! I am sad I gave up my radio show with all this out there to talk about. But isn’t it like us? We are a forgetful people. And we love a juicy story. What could be better than the thought of Mrs Woods chasing after her Tiger with his nine iron in the middle of the night? I know my Happy Housewives out there can relate to her smashing his car up with the club. Come on, she wasn’t trying to save him, she was trying to kill him. And if he did cheat he deserves it. Well maybe just a good beating.
And we love a bargain. Millions of people got up in the middle of the night to save money on their favorite electronics and toys. My members say they scored pajamas for 3 bucks? Can that be? Yep, if you are willing to get to the store at 4am. But in this recession who can blame the shoppers for trying to save money. Every bit counts. The New York Times reported this Sunday that one out of ever 4 American children are on food tamps. Did you get that? ONE OUT OF FOUR! That is one quarter of American children. But let’s not think about that right now. How about that Tareq and Michaele Salahi who snuck into the White House State dinner. How much airtime do you think they are getting? More or less than the balloon guy’s freako father?
So while we are out looking for the best bargains, with our worrying about the risk of catching h1n1 remember that President Obama declared a national emergency regarding this pandemic yet this Black Friday more people went out shopping than last year.
The WHO scared people as best as they could but even with all their fear mongering about the flu most of us are over it and with our short attention pan we have moved on to the next story.
But as we begin our holy season and countdown the weeks until Christmas I beg you to keep your focus on one story. The story of these troops who died fighting so we can sit in line in the Walmart parking lot.
And many of these troops leave behind families who need your help now more than ever.
Please not only remember them but pray for them and for all of us.
Let us not get bored and move on from this story. Take a look at some of the faces of the troops killed in November…
November 02, 2009
Army Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Nov. 2 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.
November 04, 2009
Army Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador, 29, of Albany, N.Y.; assigned to the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Nov. 4 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.
Army Spc. Tony Carrasco Jr., 25, of Berino, N.M.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 4 in Ad Dawr, Iraq, of a gunshot wound sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit.
Army Spc. Julian L. Berisford, 25, of Benwood, W.Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Nov. 4 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.
Sgt. Benjamin W. Sherman, 21, of Plymouth, Mass.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Nov. 4 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, while participating in a resupply mission.
November 05, 2009
Army Spc. Aaron S. Aamot, 22, of Custer, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Nov. 5 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Army Spc. Gary L. Gooch, 22, of Ocala, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Nov. 5 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
November 07, 2009
Marine Sgt. Charles I. Cartwright, 26, of Union Bridge, Md.; assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Nov. 7 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.
November 08, 2009
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mathew C. Heffelfinger, 29, of Kimberly, Idaho; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Nov. 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his OH-58D helicopter crashed. Also killed was Chief Warrant Officer 2 Earl R. Scott III.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Earl R. Scott III, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Nov. 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his OH-58D helicopter crashed. Also killed was Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mathew C. Heffelfinger.
To see the rest of our fallen heroes, please visit Military City.com
Please be generous to our military troops and their families this Christmas season.