Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Too Close to Home

SSgt Joe Weiglein was killed in Iraq yesterday. While we didn't personally know Joe, we are good friends with his parents, Mike and Ellen. Mike and Ellen are special people; caring, compassionate, active in the church and the community, so I know Joe was a special man too. Just before he left for Iraq in January, Joe spoke to 250+ kids at his former elementary school. The children adopted him and his battalion. So you see, the impact is great.

We know the lives of Mike and Ellen Weiglein, as well as Joe's wife Jennifer, will never be the same. Our hearts ache for their loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

1 comment:

Robin said...

So sorry to hear about another fallen soldier. It's a very sad thing to lose these wonderful men and women but I thank God everyday for their stregth, bravery and loyalty to our county to protect the freedoms that I have each and everyday!