I was reading Michelle Malkin today and I came across her sad post.
You can Click on the Title of this post to be taken directly to Michelle's Website where her Post appears. I hope she does not mind I am linking to her site. I have a feeling she won't. I want to get the word out on Twitter for People to Follow and offer condolences to Mr. Masters on the ultimate sacrifice of his son.
This is very sad news indeed. It illustrates the point I made in my previous post. Our Brave Soldiers are giving their lives everyday. Say a Prayer for the Soul of Aaron Fairbairn, 21 Years Old. Also Pray everyday that all our Troops stay safe throughout the world, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. I have a feeling that we will be reading about more fatalities, given the recent events.
"David M. Masters passed along devastating news on Twitter this evening that his son, Aaron, was one of two American soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan today."
Click on Mr. Master's name to be taken directly to his Twitter Profile. Follow him and leave a
kind word. We might be able to alleviate his grief a tiny bit. I hope so. He should be very proud of his Son. I know he is and perhaps when he sees the outpouring of support from all the kind people on Twitter, his heart might be a bit less heavy. Remember to use the hash tag #thankyouaaron when you're on Twitter.
Read the Full Story On Michelle's Site.
Let me direct you to these beautiful Soldiers Prayers. I found this site while I was researching this post, it has lovely music too.
Here is a Prayer from St. Francis: The Lord bless you and keep you; May He show His face to you and have mercy. May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace. The Lord bless you. Amen.
Update Monday Night: Mr. Master's just tweeted this;
here is a link to a YouTube video about his son, Aaron:
RT @davidmmasters The Official Fox News Clip about the "Thank You Aaron," phenomenon on You Tube: http://bit.ly/15j0EG
Also, Aaron's Home Town Newspaper has more of his story, here is an excerpt.
Then, on Saturday, Fourth of July morning, an Army chaplain and soldier showed up at their Aberdeen house and told him Pvt. Aaron Fairbairn, 21, had been fatally injured in a truck bombing. Based on news accounts, Masters believes Fairbairn was one of two soldiers fatally injured when a Taliban insurgent drove an explosives-filled truck through the gates of a U.S. base in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province.
According to Associated Press reports, the attack on the base was part of a multipronged attack in the Paktika province and came as thousands of U.S. Marines in the country's south continued with a massive anti-Taliban push. Last month, 3,800 soldiers from Ft. Lewis' 5th (Stryker) Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division started being deployed to southern Afghanistan as part of the war against the Taliban forces. It marks the first time that Stryker Brigade soldiers — who have served in Iraq — have been deployed to the more rugged terrain of Afghanistan.
TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE: JULY 7TH:
I was reading twitter and I got a Direct Message from Mr. Masters,
Aarons Father: davidmmasters: Thank you for honoring Aaron's sacrifice, and the sacrifices that have been (and will be) made by others.
Then I saw that Sarah Palin Did a Tweet about Aaron and the other Soldier who Passed Away: AKGovSarahPalin I am so sorry for our country's loss. See http://tinyurl.com/knyz8r
I Messaged Aarons Father back asking if he had seen this, and provided the link, (check it out .... lovely letter Gov. Palin wrote.)
Well, I'm glad I passed this tweet along to Mr. Masters,
because he had NOT seen it!
He was very happy and wrote me back: Oh, ... thanks for the update. We haven't had the TV or radio on since we got the news. It's nice to get updates, like this. Bless you!
So dear Readers, we are making a difference, and people are taking notice of these brave hero's. They are the ones who should be filling stadiums with Memorial Services, not washed up, drug addled pedophiles who didn't have a heroic moment in their sorry lives.