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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Damn it!

I just saw on TV that the remains of Staff Sgt Matt Maupin, USMC have been found in Iraq. If you are unaware of Matt, then this news may not mean as much to you. However, for those of us in southern Ohio, Matt has been a central figure in the war. Matt, a young Marine corporal, was captured early on in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). For the last several years his family has been front and center in the local area. We have all prayed for his safe return. However, deep in our souls, we sadly acknowledged that he was likely already dead. Every time I saw his parents on TV I fought back tears as I wondered how they put up such a strong face. Cynically, it seemed to me they were just delaying the inevitable. However, on reflection I understand their reluctance and I no longer fight back those tears. Please pray that his parents have some measure of comfort going forward.



Blogger Ben said...

A sad day indeed. RIP.

I would agree, Bill, his parents always were bery strong on camera. All heroes.

March 30, 2008 at 9:25 PM


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