My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Before we get to the Wednesday Hero post this week I'd like to address a comment left last week by Diana, she said: "it's so nice of you to do this each wednesday. i know i don't always comment on these posts but it's really because i don't quite know what to say. nothing seems adequate for the sacrifices that are made. i do say a prayer of thanks and ask God to protect those away from home, serving their country... which is us!"

Yes, Diana, that's why I've joined Indian Chris' group who are reposting these each week. Because there is nothing to say except in prayer. And I truly believe we need to be reminded that every name on the KIA list that Subvet puts out each Sunday has a story behind it and a family who lost a loved one. They're hard to read...they make me cry...but I will not allow our men and women to be forgotten or taken for as much as I am able.

Anyone feel the same? follow the link at the end of the post and join Chris in her effort to get these reposted around the internet each week.
Thanks Sarah.

Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
25 years old from Mount Airy, North Carolina
391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve
March 12, 2006
U.S. Army

Misty Hiett, the widow of Sgt. Anton Hiett, said in an interview that he, Sgt. Hiett, asked to transfer to the 391st Engineering Battalion when it looked like his reserve unit would not be deployed.

Sgt. Hiett was a truck driver who joined the military right out of high school because he "wanted to go help out" during the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. After his transfer to the 391st, he was deployed to Afghanistan on April 22, 2005.

On March 12, 2006, Sgt. Hiett, and three fellow soldiers from the 391st, Staff Sgt. Joe Ray; Spc. Joshua Hill and Sgt. Kevin Akins, were killed when an IED detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. He left behind his wife and their then 2(now 4)-year-old daughter Kyra.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Anonymous said...

Excellent tribute, Sarah.
Thank you for posting this.
I do thank God for these brave men and women.
I do thank them for their service to my wonderful country.
I am so blessed to live here.

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful post, and I love your blog banner photo, so cute!

Stephanie D. said...

So sad that Kyra will never know that brave man.

For those of you who never knew, Mount Airy is the town Mayberry (from the old Andy Griffith show) was based on.