What a Beautiful, Terrible, Bittersweet Story

And today is SSG Ryan Fritsche’s birthday.

Or it should have been. God bless you, son.

God bless all of you.

Via Jake Tapper

6 Responses to “What a Beautiful, Terrible, Bittersweet Story”

  1. JeffS says:

    Thanks for sharing that, Sis. A beautiful, haunting story.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Yes, yes it is. I also want to scream when I know that beautiful couple will be apart for the rest of her terrestrial existence. All because of some goatbleeping morons. I know we can’t, and the rational part of me says we shouldn’t, but another part of me wants us to just turn major parts of that area into glass parking lots. Part of that is the fear we are going to get out of there too soon and it will all go back to square one because of a president who only thinks about his own narrow political calculus.

    I think President Bush did a pretty poor job with Afghanistan but for darn sure he didn’t make decisions based upon electoral votes. And for darn sure he wasn’t uncomfortable with the concept of victory. I don’t know anybody who is uncomfortable with the concept of victory, don’t want to know one either.

    God bless both of them and his mother as well.

    Rant concluded.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    I’m so glad they have something come back to them like that. Little miracles in such big heartbreak.

    Get out too soon for his political purposes and what will that cost to those covering the rear? Makes me ill at the thought.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    Yes, little miracles like that can make a profound impact. There is probably nothing on earth that could possibly have the impact on their future as that will.

    And thank you for the courage, integrity, and camaraderie from the greatest fighting force the world will ever know for bringing that about.

  5. Skyler says:

    If they name an outpost after me, I hope that they don’t let it get over run without taking it back. I wonder at the army and how they seem to have done this so many times. Restrepo and Bostick and who knows how many others. If it was important enough to make it, it should have been held.

  6. Skyler says:

    And that would be a metaphor for the entire war.

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