Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Heart of a Hero....

I always new what my husband did for a living was dangerous, so dangerous that in fact I will never truly know exactly what it is that he did. He has since moved to a non-deploy able section of his Regiment, but for 4 years when he packed his green bags and headed out the door I never knew if he was coming home. Thankfully the Lord provided the opportunity for him to come home safely and mostly unharmed, the Lord provided this for us not once, but 4 times.

The past year has been a tough one in our "family", first C and I lost our dear friend Captain Richard "Richie" Cliff,I can not say enough how deep that hurt us. I grew up in the same hometown as Richie, was taught Biology by his mother in High School and C did ROTC with Richie at ASU. He was a friend to me and a great friend and mentor to C. He is in my thoughts every day and I pray that God helps his family as the first anniversary of his death is creeping in on us. Secondly, C lost another friend this year shortly after we lost Richie,Staff Sergeant Anthony Davis, C served with him in his last deployment before taking his non-deploy able position, it hit C hard.

Big Richie and Little Richie, about 3 weeks before Big Richie was KIA

Recently a young Ranger by the name of CPL Benjamin Kopp was killed in action if Afghanistan, he served with the Battalion that is here where my husband is now. I knew that CPL Kopp was killed as the former Battalion Chaplain attends our church and did the service for CPL Kopp. What I did not know and have just recently become privy too is the amazing story of a selfless hero that just keeps on giving. This article brought me to my knees, I am amazed at how our men and women keep on giving even after paying the ultimate sacrifice. What a selfless act of love, CPL Kopp died for his country and then gifted the opportunity for someone to be able to have a new life!!! I amazed and awe struck, the heart of a hero truly does beat on!

7 comments:

Mama M. said...

Wow, that is amazing, totally, completely, breathtakingly amazing. Wow...

Michelle said...

I saw this story on the news and cried. Talk about a hero!!!

carebear said...

God bless him! He is richly blessing others! Such a heart-warming story. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs for all of your losses in your family. We are a military family too. It is both a blessing and a burden and I wouldn't trade it for anything. :)

Cori Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing. What a great story. Many amazing men have given up everything for this country and it is heartwarming when people pay respects to them.

In HIS name.

Kathleen said...

My deepest sympathies for the grief you and your husband have endured. Please thank him for serving our country.

Love and prayers,
A Marine Mom whose son has safely completed his service

Shannon said...

My family THANKS you!

True heroes!

Amy said...

My husband is currently serving in Iraq. Where are you all right now?