From www.countryforever.com's Neil Haislop:
This week the state of Ohio is grieving because 20 members of their Columbus-based, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines were killed in separate attacks just two days apart, 6 by ambush, and 14 after a powerful roadside bomb exploded.
It’s not the single bloodiest day of the war so far, but it’s the single bloodiest day in the lives of members of 20 families and hundreds of people that knew and loved these soldiers, and the millions of us that must pay attention to the sacrifice these duty-bound Americans made for their country this week.
These deaths serve as a reminder that close to 2,000 members of the U.S. military have made the same sacrifice since this new Gulf war began with over 10,000 suffering wounds. It’s a shock when just one soldier is wounded or killed, a gut-punch when so many die together. God bless them and their families.
RASCAL FLATTS VISITING SOLDIERS
The tragic loss of life this week in Iraq reminds, too, of how important the frequent visits by country music performers have been to the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq and other overseas military bases. Country performers from Charlie Daniels, to Chely Wright, to Darryl Worley to Toby Keith and many more, have been very proactive making multiple visits through USO and other organizations and making a difference to the soldiers in the field.
Rascal Flatts is doing that right now on a USO tour in the Persian Gulf Region, performing for troops serving in the most difficult region of combat activities.
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