Thursday, April 30, 2009

4278 - Updated with special note

April 27, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died April 25 near Kirkuk, Iraq, after being shot while on a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Webster is survived by his wife, Jessica, daughters Natasha, Kaydence, and Jadyn, and his father and mother, Donald and Crystal Webster, all of Hartley.

From his wife:
You are my everything now and forever. I LOVE YOU
April 25, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
CSM Benjamin Moore, Jr., 43, of Waycross, Ga., died Apr 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

[Note: through a fluke it has come to my attention that Google has juxtaposed the notice of CSM Moore's death here, which is intended with nothing but respect and gratitude, with political comments from another post on this blog that uses pointed humor and is totally unrelated. I want to express my dismay at this and offer my apologies to any who have been misled by google's listing or offended by Google's unfortunate juxtaposition. I trust that the tone of this posting, by itself, expresses my respect for those who serve in our armed forces and the honor in which I hold their sacrifices. --Paul]

April 23, 2009
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Cpl. William C. Comstock, 21, of Van Buren, Ark., died April 22 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

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