I'd like to mention that today I found out that a family friend was killed while deployed in Afghanistan. Sometimes we forget that there are still soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. That they are the sons and daughters of friends and family. My thoughts are with his family tonight. His mother was my school teacher in Kindergarten and 1st Grade, and I find it brutally unfair that having lost her husband some years ago to cancer, she has now lost her only son. I hope that some joy comes to that family. I read that his wife was expecting.
Rest in Peace J.M. 1979-2009