Although death is a part of life, it's never easy. We hear about the tragic loss of too many soldiers everyday. When you knew the person personally, it changes things. I received the worse news about a fellow FA school gradate this weekend. 1LT Eric Yates was killed by an IED after insurgents attacked his unit in Afghanistan September 18, 2010. He was 26 years old. He was an ROTC graduate of Western Kentucky University. He was a quiet man, but served his country with pride. Please pray for his family and his soldiers with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY.
It was the first time (and I pray the last) that I will have to tell my husband that news.
Rest in Peace Eric. "Just remember this, I'm in a better place, where soldiers live in peace
and angels sing amazing grace." Tim McGraw