Friday, April 14, 2006

Let Us Never Forget

Paul Ray Smith. A name that few really know, but one that all of us should remember. It's been a little over three years since he was killed protecting his men in Baghdad. His actions that day earned him the Medal of Honor. Go read the citation if you haven't already. SFC Paul Ray Smith was the epitome of leadership under fire. He was a strict NCO knowing that his troops needed to be highly trained to survive in combat.

SFC Smith embodies the honor and selflessness of our warriors serving today. The majority of those serving today would have done the same thing he did were they in his boots. All of those who have served, and those still serving, deserve our respect, thanks, and most importantly, our rememberance.

God Bless and protect them all.

Thanks to Sgt Hook for his post "Would You Know My Name" who made me remember.

9 comments:

BarnGoddess said...

Thank you, these stories the average american citizen needs to hear about........

Kyahgirl said...
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Kyahgirl said...

oops, messed up there.

This post gave me chills. Thanks for sharing.

Rude1 said...

Thanks BG and Kyahgirl, We should never forget our fallen

Cowgirl said...

The fallen should never become the forgotten.

Rude1 said...

Their sacrifice is worth our rememberance. Good to see you back on-line Cowgirl :)

Desultory Girl said...

It always brings tears to my eyes whenever I read about soldiers, not to mention other military personnel from other branches, that face the ultimate challenge with courage and honor.

Thank you.

Day by Day said...

Thanks for reminded us of him and those brave souls like him!

Rude1 said...

Desult, that's one of the reasons you'll be such a good soldier; you honor those before you. :)

Shayna, it's my pleasure, just as you remind us about Eugene and his crew. THanks for stopping in!