Sunday, February 20, 2005

Minstrel Boy Blog - go visit 

I am happy to direct your attention to a recently started blog. The circumstances of why this blog came into existence is, however, most unfortunate.

Minstrel Boy was started by Brian Hart, the father of PFC John D. Hart who was killed in Iraq Oct. 18, 2003. This is not just a memorial site in his son’s name. For that you can go here or here or here and I encourage you to visit them.

Rather, Brian and his wife Alma have been very active over the last year following their son’s death lobbying for body armor, vehicular armor, IED jammers for the troops and on behalf of Gold Star Families. )For those of you who don’t know about Gold Star Mothers go here.)

PFC Hart was 20, and from Bedford, Massachusetts when he was killed in action in Taza, Iraq. Enemy forces ambushed his patrol using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.

The tag line for Minstrel Boy reads: "We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job." -- Winston Churchill. Brian brings attention to the ongoing need to provide as much protection to our troops as possible as soon as possible and give them the tools they need. I encourage you to visit.


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