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To: Manly Warrior; cmomm44

God will judge him favorably but on the human level his wife and children are deprived of a father. But maybe somehow this all works out to the good

How does his surviving family feel to be left alone all to save an Afghanistani girl who will end up in a burqa anyway? Someways they will be angry at him. It would be easier to take if he died saving one of his fellow National Guardsmen


25 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:47 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw

In my biblical world view, God will judge us all only on the virtue of a personal relationship with Christ-atoned for by the saving blood of the lamb. But you are entitled to your own viewpoint, of course.

On the human level, he did what he did with no hesitation. He saved an innocent, even though she could be completely lost a moment later. Situational ethics is what is getting us down this slope to lawlessness and inhumanity. Again, my observation of many many people over the last 4 decades or so.

His surviving family knows that he died doing something that they would have wanted him to do for them if needed. Like the SF NCO who raced back into his fully engulfed home outside of Ft. Bragg days after returning from yet another combat tour to rescue his missing children. He died trying to save them, alas, in this case, he failed, they perished as well. Another hero who was willing to (and who likely already had) put it all on the line for others.

I hope that we all recognize the supreme character of these mortals when the events require it. You don’t just turn this mode on, eithr you live it or you ain’t it.

I am humbled to even mention these fine men. I miss them, having served with many just like them.

Best.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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