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Prayer request, Hero fallen
SgtBob

Posted on 03/11/2012 6:23:14 AM PDT by SgtBob

My son-in-law, S/Sgt Brian Smith, 2nd Munition Squadron, Barksdale AFB, and my granddaughter, Ava Sermon was involved in an accident in Camden County, TN. They were on their way to visit his folks near Hendersonville. My daughter, Jessica, and grandson, Liam were to join him there today.

Thursday afternoon, after hydroplaning during a downpour, Brians' car was struck by a semi...we lost Brian. Little Ava is at Vanderbilt University Childrens Hospital.

Please pray for our families, and Baby Ava. Things are very hectic, so I must say thanks in advance. I'll update when possible.


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To: SgtBob; MissMagnolia; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; ...

I’m so sorry, how tragic for all of you....!!! :(

Logan’s and trussell’s prayer warriors...please pray for this dear family.


51 posted on 03/11/2012 4:57:00 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: SgtBob

So sorry to hear. We pray that the Lord will be with your family in this time.


52 posted on 03/11/2012 5:05:45 PM PDT by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers for you and your family.


53 posted on 03/11/2012 5:35:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers for comfort for your family, and healing for the baby in hospital. Agreeing in prayer for you all.


54 posted on 03/11/2012 5:43:01 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers up.


55 posted on 03/11/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by lysie
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To: SgtBob

In my prayyers.


56 posted on 03/11/2012 5:46:57 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers lifted....


57 posted on 03/11/2012 8:25:36 PM PDT by Fawnn (Fawnn.com and AccessibilityJournal.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: SgtBob

I’m so sorry to hear of this tragedy and join in urgent prayer for all of your family!


58 posted on 03/11/2012 8:26:06 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: SgtBob

Oh my... Words are never enough. Know you are all in our prayers tonight.


59 posted on 03/11/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT by amom
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To: SgtBob

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.


60 posted on 03/11/2012 8:47:50 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: basil; All

Your thoughts, and prayers help lift heavy hearts. Our love goes out to all.

Baby Ava was removed from the critical list and is responding well. She has a few skull fractures, and corresponding contusions on her brain, as well as soft tissue injuries in the neck. She has a marked weakness on her right side, but the great Docs here feel she will have a complete recovery. Her Daddy did fine by me, keeping a two year old in her car seat for an extended trip.

My wonderful son-in-law will be laid to rest in the Tennessee Veterans Cemetary at 1400, Wednesday afternoon. God knows I loved that boy. Our hearts are slap busted.

Thanks again for the FReeper Family continuous prayers. :-( tears flowing...


61 posted on 03/11/2012 9:35:04 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

That’s good news, in light of all of this sorrow, about Ava. Our prayers continue for her full and complete recovery!!

God bless you and your family, StgBob.


62 posted on 03/11/2012 9:37:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

God bless you for your prayers, Brad’s Gramma. Ava’s Grampas’ heart feels it. I bet I can respond quicker when my eyes quit leakin’!


63 posted on 03/11/2012 9:54:44 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

Tears are good medicine. It just breaks my heart that your family is going through this...


64 posted on 03/11/2012 9:56:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: SgtBob

SGT Bob, you are in my prayers,


65 posted on 03/11/2012 10:01:50 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: SgtBob

(((((Sending Loving, Caring Prayers)))))


66 posted on 03/11/2012 10:09:45 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: SgtBob

SgtBob, what an unspeakable loss for your family. We will pray for Jessica, Ava and Liam and your and Brian’s families that you find strength and comfort.


67 posted on 03/11/2012 10:10:57 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SgtBob

My deepest condolences to you and your family for such a terrible loss.

Heavenly Father, please embrace this family during their time of such sorrow, such grief....embrace them, show them your love, grant them peace as only you can. Please show yourself mighty on their behalf. In Jesus’ holy name....amen.


68 posted on 03/12/2012 12:30:20 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SgtBob
Dear Sgt. Bob:

I am truly sorry for your loss. Without question, prayers for your daughter, your grandchildren, your family, and you. Prayers for healing, peace, and strength.

May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.

69 posted on 03/12/2012 12:45:53 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: SgtBob
Know that God is watching over your son, and your baby grand-daughter. And you. May He comfort you in your sorrow, and in your family's grief.

A touching lullaby that Greg Lake wrote for his daughter.
But I view it also as how God would sing us to sleep. And which I read at my
sister's funeral.

“No matter how dark or how long
it may seem that your night is
I will still be here

So be still, because you know that I will
tonight and forever
be watching over you.”

“WATCHING OVER YOU”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBA4zt2-z6I

70 posted on 03/12/2012 1:03:00 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: SgtBob

May Our Almighty Father receive your Son-in-Law, and grant Baby Ava His healing and make her whole. May He send His angels to watch over your families and keep you safe, may He provide you strength, and soothe the pain in your souls. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.


71 posted on 03/12/2012 1:12:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


72 posted on 03/12/2012 2:41:53 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: SgtBob

Oh my... I am so sorry for the loss of your son in law, and will lift prayers for him, for your granddaughter Ava, and for you and your family.

Dear Lord, please welcome this young soldier, Brian into Your kingdom, and watch over his daughter Ava, guiding the medical team in their efforts. And Father, please comfort and strengthen all of those who so need it in this sad time.
Tatt


73 posted on 03/12/2012 4:51:35 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: SgtBob

Sgt Bob, I’m just now seeing this. How awful and yet what a miracle that little Ava survived. Her angel was certainly watching over her. Asking: “Lord watch over this family as they go through the valley of the shadow of death. Comfort them and grant them peace of mind, and sooth their broken hearts. Be with Ava in your healing Spirit. Thank you Lord, for you alone can help at this time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


74 posted on 03/12/2012 4:24:51 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: SgtBob

My humble prayers have been offered up for you and your family.


75 posted on 03/12/2012 4:27:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SgtBob; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please direct your prayers to
 
SgtBob;
 
If you would like to be ib this Prayer Ping List,  please Freepmail me.

76 posted on 03/12/2012 8:09:27 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SgtBob

Your entire family including your son and Ava are in my prayers!


77 posted on 03/12/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers from this house to Brian, Ava, you and your family.


78 posted on 03/12/2012 8:17:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: SgtBob; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; pieces of time; ...

Prayer ping!


79 posted on 03/12/2012 8:17:08 PM PDT by narses
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To: SgtBob

Words fail me. Prayers up


80 posted on 03/12/2012 8:20:17 PM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: SgtBob

My prayers to you and all your family.


81 posted on 03/12/2012 8:20:56 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers for you all. And sincerest condolences.


82 posted on 03/12/2012 8:29:06 PM PDT by unkus (After his discharge from the army he)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers for the recovery of Eva and the repose of her brave father.


83 posted on 03/12/2012 9:53:19 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: SgtBob

Prayer bump


84 posted on 03/12/2012 9:59:41 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: SgtBob

I’m so very sorry. What a terrible tragedy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and the little one. It just makes me want to cry for you.


85 posted on 03/12/2012 10:46:18 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: SgtBob

I’m so very sorry. What a terrible tragedy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and the little one. It just makes me want to cry for you.


86 posted on 03/12/2012 10:46:29 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Tribune7; Brad's Gramma; All

Today was better for our Baby Ava. We pissed her off, and made her walk...recommended by occ/phys therapy folk. She was no happy camper, but the mission is being accomplished. Thank you, Freeper Family, your prayers are indeed heard by the ONLY COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF!

The grief on our families heart is so heavy....I know Brian now knows the Love of Jesus. My personal grief is hard to bear. I cannot imagine his parents hearts’... as mine is torn asunder. Pray hard for the Smith family. I’m a piker, compared to Job, Jessie, my daughter, and Brian, Sr., and Kinney Smith.


87 posted on 03/12/2012 11:19:54 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob; Aliska; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; ...
Today was better for our Baby Ava. We pissed her off, and made her walk...recommended by occ/phys therapy folk. She was no happy camper, but the mission is being accomplished. Thank you, Freeper Family, your prayers are indeed heard by the ONLY COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF!

The grief on our families heart is so heavy....I know Brian now knows the Love of Jesus. My personal grief is hard to bear. I cannot imagine his parents hearts’... as mine is torn asunder. Pray hard for the Smith family. I’m a piker, compared to Job, Jessie, my daughter, and Brian, Sr., and Kinney Smith.

I'm really REALLY happy to hear that today was better for little Ava. Good for her, having to walk, BEING ABLE TO WALK!!!

Our prayers continue for all of you...

88 posted on 03/12/2012 11:53:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: SgtBob

Glad to hear Baby Ava is doing better. Prayers for you all.

(((HUGS))) for when words aren’t enough.

Weds 1400 hour noted.


89 posted on 03/13/2012 12:06:10 AM PDT by amom
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To: SgtBob; kitkat; Kitty Mittens; Pegita; La Enchiladita; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; ...

Such horrendous heartbreak and tragedy. So heartbroken
for you all, for the shock and the piercing loss of your dear son-in-law, a brave warrior for us all. May God supply His healing and all that’s needed for dear little Ava, and shower you all with His comfort and abiding love and mercy. Just can’t imagine ... Prayers for you all. Lord, be near ...

Rest in peace S/Sgt Brian Smith, thank you for your service and all you gave for your country.


90 posted on 03/13/2012 12:37:13 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: SgtBob
Prayers of peace for Brian and all the families involved.


Fight On, Ava!!


91 posted on 03/13/2012 1:43:01 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SgtBob

TAPS

RIP

S/Sgt Brian Smith
2nd Munitions Squadron, Barksdale AFB


Amazing Grace

92 posted on 03/13/2012 2:00:08 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


93 posted on 03/13/2012 2:40:30 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: SgtBob
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour Brian, Jessica, l'enfant Ava et votre famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for Brian, Jessica, baby Ava and your family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

94 posted on 03/13/2012 4:27:19 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: SgtBob

God rest the soul of this hero who died, and please watch over
that baby, Ava, until she is healed of her injuries.

God give strength, courage and comfort to your whole family.


95 posted on 03/13/2012 5:16:28 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: SgtBob

Lord God, rest the soul of Thy servant Brian with the saints and grant recovery to baby Ava.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit we pray, amen.


96 posted on 03/13/2012 5:58:09 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: SgtBob

Prayers continue


97 posted on 03/13/2012 6:46:57 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: SgtBob
Rest in peace S/Sgt Brian Smith, thank you for your service and all you gave for your country.

Amen.

98 posted on 03/13/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: SgtBob

Prayers sent for Brian, Ava and your entire family.


99 posted on 03/13/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: SgtBob
So sorry for your loss. Prayers said Brian and your families.
100 posted on 03/13/2012 7:21:16 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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