Loss of a hero

A friend of mine from college was killed in Afghanistan last spring. Although I am saddened anytime a soldier is killed in action, his death was especially hard because if anyone seemed invincible, it was him. He was an officer and a phenomenal leader to everyone. You could ask him about anything and he would seem to know the right solution. I already struggle with PTSD and I keep having dreams where either a group of us are talking like nothing happened etc. Although more recently, I had a nightmare where we caught the insurgents and interrogated them for hours until his wife arrived to face them. In reality, he left behind a wife (former Marine) and 2 young children. I can't imagine what she will quietly have to face, despite the huge amount of support she will have from us. His death has caused me to re-think the direction of my life because it's short and he was persistent in chasing his own dream of flying for the military. Our group of friends are all Christians but I struggle in knowing God will heal the wounds.

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Aug 18, 2013
loss of a hero
by: silver

There is not much I can say that will make it better.I had a cousin who was badly wounded in combat but survived.My brother came back from combat with white hair in his mid twenties.This is all I know of this tragedy.The people at my church pray each Sunday for all the ones like you in harm's way.My husband died 2 yrs ago and the truth of how short our time is slapped me in the face.I now,in his memory,tell every military person, police, fire, paramedic that their job is appreciated by many of us.But for people like you we would not have the freedoms we do have.I send my prayers to you for GOD to send you strength and peace.Please send his family this message also:I totally understand the loss of your soul mate.It is so hard.I miss him so much.I was blessed to have him for 33 yrs.The time of grieving is different for each of us.The way we grieve is different also.I keep you in my prayers.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Jul 31, 2013
Loss of a hero
by: Doreen U.K.

I am sorry for the loss of a dear friend in war. There are so many risks and it is worse when men are fighting a war that is on going for so long and leaves them without the family they need and love.
I am glad you are all Christians and you all should be a good support to each other. But being a Christian does not make us immune to suffering. It just makes it easier when we have God on our side to help us through grief. We have to feel this awful pain of grief before we can HEAL from GRIEF. It is a slow process. But God gave us Life and He takes it back so God has a vested interest in His CREATION. Healing is a slow process. Work with God and you will find yourself become stronger and may be able to support other's going through the same loss.

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