Sunday, November 11, 2007

"Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset ..."

Loved, and were loved:

Cpl. Nathan Hornburg. Maj. Raymond Ruckpaul. Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier. Master Cpl. Christian Duchesne. Pte. Simon Longtin. Cpl. Jordan Anderson. Cpl. Cole Bartsch. Master Cpl. Colin Bason. Capt. Matthew Johnathan Dawe. Capt. Jefferson Francis. Pte. Lane Watkins. Cpl. Stephen Frederick Bouzane. Sgt. Christos Karigiannis. Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe. Trooper Darryl Caswell. Master Cpl. Darrell Priede. Cpl. Matthew McCully. Master Cpl. Anthony Klumpenhouwer. Trooper Patrick James Pentland. Master Cpl. Allan Stewart. Pte. David Robert Greenslade. Pte. Kevin Vincent Kennedy. Sgt. Donald Lucas. Cpl. Brent Poland. Cpl. Christopher P. Stannix. Cpl. Aaron E. Williams. Cpl. Kevin Megeney. Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard. Cpl. Albert Storm. Sgt. Darcy Tedford. Pte. Blake Williamson. Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson. Sgt. Craig Paul Gillam. Cpl. Robert Thomas James Mitchell. Pte. Josh Klukie. Cpl. Glen Arnold. Pte. David Byers. Cpl. Shane Keating. Cpl. Keith Morley. Pte. Mark Anthony Graham. Pte. William Jonathan James Cushley. Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish. Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan. Sgt. Shane Stachnik. Cpl. David Braun. Cpl. Andrew James Eykelenboom. Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh. Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt. Pte. Kevin Dallaire. Sgt. Vaughn Ingram. Cpl. Bryce Jeffrey Keller. Cpl. Christopher Jonathan Reid. Cpl. Francisco Gomez. Cpl. Jason Patrick Warren. Cpl. Anthony Boneca. Capt. Nichola Goddard. Cpl. Matthew Dinning. Bombardier Myles Mansell. Cpl. Randy Payne. Lt. William Turner. Pte. Robert Costall. Cpl. Paul Davis. Master Cpl. Timothy Wilson. Diplomat Glyn Berry. Pte. Braun Scott Woodfield. Cpl. Jamie Brendan Murphy. Cpl. Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger. Sgt. Robert Alan Short. Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer. Pte. Richard Green. Sgt. Marc D. Leger. Pte. Nathan Smith. Carpenter Mike Frastacky.


Blogger Graeme said...

My glass is duly raised.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Jonathon Narvey said...

Subtle, but powerful. Nicely done.

4:35 PM  
Blogger L said...

Thanks Terry. I was too damn Sunday-lazy to take my boys to the cenotaph today. I read Capt. Trevor Greene's whispered statement from his wheelchair in the weekend papers though, where he expressed a tremendous continuing hope for Afghanistan, whilst explicitly not forgiving the axe-wielding fanatic who attacked him, and coolly thanking his brother in arms, platoon commander Capt. Kevin Schamuhn, for quickly killing the enemy.

I told my boys some of this in simpler terms tho, and I think they are beginning to learn to remember what they have to know -- much of it begins with a list of our ancestors' names.

4:52 AM  

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