A Moment This Afternoon

Someone near and dear just sent this sad email to Kcruella:

We just got the Army Staff Sgt. from Bridgewater who was killed in Afghanistan.

I wanted to know who he was. I thought we all should know who he was, because he could have been any of ours.
And because he was ALL of ours.

Army Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco, 29, a Somerville, N.J. native, was killed Saturday, Aug. 22, during combat in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Lobosco died in the town of Yakhchal from wounds he suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit, according to a DOD press release.

…Nancy Kopin, a neighbor and friend of the family, said Bonnie spoke of her son often and described him as a “wonderful” and “happy-go-lucky guy.”

…Andrew Lobosco was not currently in a relationship, Kopin said, but had previously said he wanted to get married and have children because he was the last man in his family to carry on the Lobosco name.

He was a Green Beret, who wore a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart among his decorations. And they’re going to bury him Wednesday at 10 a.m.

I would be standing by the roadside if I could. I’ll stand silently at home since I can’t. And probably cry a little more, because I just do.

Bless his brave, brave, red, white and blue heart. A soldier’s heart.

And I hope ~ somewhere in their breaking hearts ~ his family knows how much we thank them for their boy.

We just do.

5 Responses to “A Moment This Afternoon”

  1. JeffS says:

    Vale, SSG Lobosco, God bless you, and your family.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    This is very sad news. May God forgive his sins and grant him eternal bliss.

  3. JJM says:

    I just wanted to update you all and let you know that Andy’s funeral service is Wednesday September 2nd at 10am, but Andy will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday September 9th. He was a great friend and an amazing human being.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Thanks J.

    May he rest in eternal peace and honor.

  5. Kate P says:

    What a sacrifice. He did the family name proud. May he rest in peace.

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