Monday, April 25, 2011

Pfc. Jeremy Faulkner: Amazing Grace

Over at The Unknown Soldiers (a blog site I found only recently), is a must read column about one of our Fallen Heroes:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Amazing Grace

Image courtesy: U.S. Army

While listening to the haunting bagpipes of "Amazing Grace" during an April 9 memorial service honoring Pfc. Jeremy Faulkner in Jonesboro, Ga., I realized I had no idea what the 1779 song's famous lyrics, written by John Newton, actually meant. Faulkner's pastor, family, friends and fellow soldiers, who filled the huge church to capacity, helped clarify the beloved hymn's resonance.

"With a hail of fire all around him, Jeremy saw amazing grace," Rev. Ron Little said.

On March 29, Faulkner, 23, was one of six Task Force No Slack warriors of the storied 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to die fighting for our country in Afghanistan's Kunar province. ...

Go - now - and read the rest of this MUST read column, here. Then bookmark that site, and visit often. I guarantee you will meet many of our finest, that the msm overlooks all too often.

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