Monday, April 6, 2009

"He didn't have to go"

A hero needs our help:

I am writing to ask your help in getting the word out to people about a good friend of mine, Massachusetts Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Kevin Dupont. Kevin was seriously wounded while serving in Afghanistan. On March 8, 2009, Kevin was riding in a convoy of vehicles in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Kevin’s Humvee was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device.

The blast destroyed the vehicle and turned it into a raging inferno...

That is from BlackFive, and they have all the details about how you can help this hero. As you read, marvel as I did about this man who had already more than served his country, and yet at 52 years old he volunteered to go to Afghanistan.

I haven’t heard of one news story about Kevin since he was wounded. I am hoping that you will be able to let people know. Kevin volunteered to be deployed to Afghanistan. He didn’t have to go. He could easily have stayed here in Massachusetts doing his National Guard duties instead of where he is now, lying in a hospital bed unconscious, with feeding and breathing tubes keeping him alive and bandages over most of his body....

I am more than a tad ticked off this story is not being covered by the msm BUT I know full well that the milblog community (and that includes all the readers of all the sites,) can and will step up and do what we can.

There are addresses at BlackFive here, so please go over there, read the story, and do what you can. Meantime, prayers are also welcome.

Thank you.

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