"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldiers tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." - Joseph Drake
After I posted my blog on Saturday night, I clicked over to facebook and found out that a friend of Billy's one of the "Boys" that used to come over here for the Sunday Football Games was killed in Afghanistan. It was a long hard night, I tried to get to Billy before he read it online but I was too late. He had received about a dozen text messages, he called he was crying, my heart was breaking for him, for his friend, only 21 years old, for his mother & his father. For so many dreams that will never be realized.
Billy's facebook post shortly after hearing about his friend...
Billy Platt Be with your loved ones, kiss them, hug them, hold them for all those who can't.
I spoke to Billy several more times Saturday night and again on Sunday, he went into work to keep busy and to ready things that he will need to take with him when he deploys, I hate that word!
The family flew out Sunday to meet his remains and we are just waiting on word for the funeral arrangements. Billy is hoping to be able to pay his respects to his friend, I told him that if the arrangements were before he came back that we could go out to the cemetery together.
He went with his Lieutenant this afternoon & spoke to A MARSOC Marine "recruiter", the Gunny that he spoke to ran all of his info and said that he qualified and that he could begin classes to go MARSOC ASAP ~ Billy was so excited as this is something that he wants to do but he will be deploying soon so if all works out then he will probably start training/classes in January of 2012...I think that that child of mine is trying to kill me slowly but surely :/
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.