Friday, June 17, 2005

A Soldiers Wish For His Son

Saw this over on Beth's blog about a NRO story on CPT. Guenther wish to not be used by someone for propaganda purposes should something happen to him. From first link I thought it was just a stand for something but from reading the full story on the NRO site, I see he has a reason that is far beyond himself.

He has a four year old son, and should something happen to him, he doesn't want his son to ever see his name tied to something that his father would never agree to. While I do not know of any list that this soldier could put his name on, nor if it would ever have the effect he wishes, I urge him to write letters to his son everyday if he could. Telling him of the things he is doing, of his regret at being pulled away from his family but that the things he is doing is making a difference.

Send them to his son and have his wife save them for him should anything happen to him. I would still save them even when he gets home safely, and discuss it with his son when he is older, to give a true first hand account of what happened. Not something that might be taught by someone else.

I hope for the safety of CPT. Guenther and I wish him speedy return to his family.

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