A couple of weeks ago, just after my last entry, I found myself sitting in one of the canvas seats that lined the side of the C-17. Thirteen other people sat to my left and right and thirteen others sat in the seats on the other side facing us. Uncharacteristic of a flight headed out of a combat theater, there was no laughing or joking. All the normal yelling and good natured taunts were replaced with a stoic silence as we gazed at the two rows of caskets between us, each meticulously covered with an American flag.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
Firepower Forward has a moving post about accompanying the the bodies of the SEALS who were KIA in Afghanistan. He flew to Germany on a transport and relates the experience. Very moving.
The Long Ride Home
Hattip to BlackFive