Monday, March 31, 2008

Ohio Soldier's Remains Found in Iraq

I am stepping away momentarily from the focus of this weblog to pay tribute to a young man that laid down his life for our nation. No agendas, just simply honoring a fine young man.

Ohio Soldier's Remains Found in Iraq; By Terry Kinney; AP; 31 March 2008.

From the AP:

“Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin's parents vowed to never let the U.S. Army forget about finding their son.

“Their efforts included trips to the Pentagon and even meeting with President Bush, but they ended in disappointment Sunday: An Army general told them the remains of Maupin, a soldier who had been listed as missing-captured in Iraq since 2004, had been found.

“‘My heart sinks, but I know they can't hurt him anymore,’ Keith Maupin said after receiving word about the remains of his son, who went by Matt.

“The Army didn't say how or where in Iraq his son's remains were discovered, only that the identification was made with DNA testing, Maupin said. A shirt similar to the one his son was wearing at the time of his disappearance was also found.”

Comment: My prayers this day will be for Matt Maupin’s family as they grieve their fallen son and loved one.

If you could, fly your flag at half staff for our gallant soldier from Ohio, and please wear a black armband in morning for his family.

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13).

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