Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bad News

This afternoon I heard that a former student lost both his legs because of a car bomb. He's a Marine serving in Iraq. He was in my 9th and 11th grade English classes and ran track. I'm profoundly sad and can't find words for this.

5 comments:

Oxy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Joy. My prayers are with you, him and his family. Such brave people who go out to these countries to sort out the mess that these religious fanatics cannot fix. 'My God is better than your God, so therefore you must die'. Did God invent that philosophy?

Dan said...

Another young life ruined for oil. When will this country wake up?

David Dust said...

That is BEYOND horrible. I feel so badly for his poor family.

:(

Berry Blog said...

I emailed, but the casual way big businesses and gov'ts use our young is tragic. What this boy gave "for his country" makes it hard not to be cynical.
My heart goes out to you Joy.

Joy said...

I know. My thoughts exactly.