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Posted: 8/21/2005 9:29:43 PM EDT
I sit here tonight, scared shitless of a large brown envelope that is on my desk, given by a friend of 40 years just before he went off to the Middle East. All he said was that I would know when to open it. I just learned this evening that he has fallen, So here I sit, filled with rage and afraid of an envelope…………To all Brothers and Sisters serving this great Nation, no matter where you are, you have my undying gratitude. To all who have fallen, all I can offer is a bow of the head and a moment of silence. I don’t know what else to do
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:31:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:32:01 PM EDT

So sorry man.



You know you gotta open it though. It's what your friend would want.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:36:17 PM EDT
It's your end of the bargain.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:37:18 PM EDT
My condolences for the loss of your friend and all those who have admirably served.

Open the envelope. You know you have to.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:41:25 PM EDT
words can't express
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:43:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 9:43:26 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Prayers sent!



Sorry.

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:55:50 PM EDT
Thats hard bro.

Open it and read what he had to say to you.


Remember it always.

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:57:41 PM EDT
Sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:00:31 PM EDT
It's time, open it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:00:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 10:04:04 PM EDT by Citabria7GCBC]
Prayers for you and his family....The road ahead is definatly going to be hard, but honor him.... and open his letter.

If you are willing and the package is not too personal, I'm sure we'd also like to know. We here at ARFCOM would like to share in your loss and though we can not ease the greaving process, we would like to share our condolences.



Also thank you to all our soldiers! Past, Present, KIA, or other.....THANK YOU
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:02:40 PM EDT
A true friend trusted you will be there for him. Now and in the afterlife.
Do what must be done.
My sincere condolences on your loss.
God rest all of them.

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:03:33 PM EDT
This was your friend...Your bro..You loved him and he loved you enough to leave you that envelope should he fall...

You owe it to him, as his last wish to you, to open it and always remember...


There are guys here who know what you're going through right now... I'm sure you'll be getting some email and IM's..

God bless your friend and his sacrifice and God bless you in your time of need...

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:04:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wraith:
I sit here tonight, scared shitless of a large brown envelope that is on my desk, given by a friend of 40 years just before he went off to the Middle East. All he said was that I would know when to open it. I just learned this evening that he has fallen, So here I sit, filled with rage and afraid of an envelope…………To all Brothers and Sisters serving this great Nation, no matter where you are, you have my undying gratitude. To all who have fallen, all I can offer is a bow of the head and a moment of silence. I don’t know what else to do




Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:06:10 PM EDT

I've very sorry for your lose bro.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:07:06 PM EDT
You know what you have to do.


Prayers sent
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:08:06 PM EDT
No words man, no words.

Open it. He trusted you with something important and you must honor him by doing so.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:10:24 PM EDT
A friend of 40 years cannot be replaced. Honor his memory with his last request to you.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:11:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 10:12:28 PM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:
...If you are willing and the package is not too personal, I'm sure we'd also like to know. We here at ARFCOM would like to share in your loss and though we can not ease the greaving process, we would like to share our condolences. ...



+1 Do tell. That is, if you want.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:33:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wraith:
I just learned this evening that he has fallen



I am sorry for your loss of a friend
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:42:08 PM EDT
Condolelnces on the loss of your friend (brother) may he and all the fallen find peace in the hands of the Lord....
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:52:49 PM EDT
Every ones kind words mean more then I can say. I did read the cover letter and have a lot to digest. My lovely wife got out of bed and wants to take my dog and I out for a walk in the moon light and that sounds pretty good right now. Thank you again and I will post an update tonight. Need some time now……….
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:56:39 PM EDT
Take some time to relax, it is not necessary to read the letter tonight if it seems like too much of an emotional burden.

Thanks for your friend and prayers for him, his family and friends.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:57:01 PM EDT
condolences on losing your friend.

prayers are with you and his family.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:57:59 PM EDT
I am sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:58:24 PM EDT
I can say nothing that will bring a dear friend back. I can only offer my condolences and let you know that I am sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:01:00 PM EDT
Im sorry too... In time when you feel it in your heart... you will know.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:18:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 11:18:53 PM EDT by SheepDog_556]
"Said the Lord to the child,
behold my City.
Where the Fallen walk my walls,
Warriors in Eternal Rest.
Cast your eyes upon my Gates,
as they enter, born by Brothers upon their Shield.
Here, I raise them up,
for in my house, the Soldier stands with me."

Sheep

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:34:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:34:16 PM EDT
Prayers sent!
Sorry Bro...
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:24:03 PM EDT
BUMP for support.....

I think we need an update.....
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:28:21 PM EDT
I'm sorry for your loss.

Pardon the language, but F*(#!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:31:47 PM EDT
Damn.... Sorry to hear.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:32:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:16:54 PM EDT
good luck...................and best wishes to your friends family.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:21:30 PM EDT


Sorry.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:25:41 PM EDT
Do the best you can to keep your chin up. I'm truly sorry for your loss and prayers for you and his family will be sent. You have a heavy burden but remember that he thought you as a very close friend and needs you still. I have the utmost faith that you will carry whatever he needed out.
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