Sunday, March 1, 2009

Read this letter

6 US military members KIA, and some injured...

One of the men KIA wrote home

SGT Stream's Family Published a letter he wrote a few months ago in the Chicago Tribune.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 9:30am

A strange thing...When I think about what surrounds me, the institutional corruption, the random violence, the fear and desperation. I feel the reasons why I am here more and more sharply. As we grow in our soldiers skills, surviving by finding the hidden dangers, seeing the secret motives and the shifting politics... we grow a set of skills that is unique and powerful in this situation.
We also see what you cannot see in the States, you are surrounded by the love of Christ and faith in freedom and humanity, like a fish you think water is 'a puff of air' because it is always there, you do not notice it... we who are out of the water look back and see the world we love surrounded by enemies, poison and envy that wants to fall on you like a storm of ruin.
Read the whole letter (At the Chicago Trib above).

Found at Miserable Donuts.

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