A Fathers tribute

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  1. The father of the latest British soldier to be killed in Afghanistan last night spoke of his immense admiration of his son’s courage.

    the full story HERE
  2. Brave lad. Obviously got it from his dad. God bless.
  3. RIP, a fitting and moving tribute.
  4. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    RIP,Sounds like a lad who knew the value's & importance of life.
  5. The world needs more like him and sadly we now have one less - RIP, deepest sympathies to all who knew him
  6. I put it on the blog with a poem an austrian Soldier once sent to me when someone close to me was killed in Iraq.

    you can find the entry over here

    This is the poem, the author is unknown, yet the poem fits perfectly:

    The soldier stood and faced God,
    Which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining,
    just as brightly as his brass.

    "Step forward now, you soldier,
    how shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek?
    To My Church have you been true?"

    The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
    "No, Lord, I guess I haven’t,
    because those of us who carry guns,
    Can't always be a saint.

    I've had to work most Sundays,
    and at times my talk was tough.
    And sometimes I've been violent,
    because the world is awfully rough.

    But, I never took a penny,
    that wasn't mine to keep...

    Though I worked a lot of overtime,
    when the bills got just too steep.

    And I never passed a cry for help,
    though at times I shook with fear.
    And sometimes, God, forgive me,
    I've wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don't deserve a place,
    among the people here.

    They never wanted me around,
    except to calm their fears.

    If you've a place for me here, Lord,
    It needn't be so grand.
    I never expected or had too much,
    but if you don't, I'll understand."

    There was a silence all around the throne,
    where the saints had often trod.
    As the soldier waited quietly for the judgment of his God.

    "Step forward now, you soldier,
    you’ve borne your burdens well.
    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets;
    you’ve done your time in Hell."

    ~Author Unknown~
  7. RIP,and God Bless...
  8. Sleep tight soldier
  9. RIP, deepest sympathies with family, friends and collegues..
  10. superb

    a fitting tribute
  11. After Glow

    I’d like the memory of me
    to be a happy one.
    I’d like to leave an after glow
    of smiles when life is done.
    I’d like to leave an echo
    whispering softly down the ways,
    Of happy times and laughing times
    and bright and sunny days.
    I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
    to dry before the sun
    of happy memories
    that I leave when life is done.
  12. Sgt. Joshua Helterbran
    224th Engineer Battalion
  13. RIP matey
  14. Fine words from the chap's dad. Poor lad, Iraq, N.I. and Afghanistan all before the age of 20. R.I.P.