|Local guard unit looses three brave tropers
I just recieved this from Malcolm Rios. Malcolm prior to being called to active duty was a Young Life leader in Livingston Tennessee. Prior he had been in a group of us doing The Purpose Driven Life. Please pray for the guys fThis is from Malcolm Rios a Cookeville native.
Thanks for the prayers. Could you do me a big favor please? We had three guys in our platoon get killed when they hit an IED on Saturday: SSG Asbury Hawn, SGT Shannon Taylor, and SPC Gary Reece. Pray for their families and the rest of our platoon, especially the guys who saw the whole thing go down and were helpless to do anything. It's hit them the hardest and will take a long time to ease their spirits and minds.
A fourth brother was in the vehicle when the bomb went off. PFC Downs. He was a new kid. He was the gunner and fortunately the blast threw him out. He suffered two broken legs, a broken arm, and first degree burns over 60% of his body. Pray for his recovery.
Thanks. I know you'll put that out and I know your cirlce will do it.
Mrom the 278th RCT. johh