Friday, September 4, 2009

Specialist Jordan Shay Killed In Iraq, RIP

Today I have learned of a tragedy, and I am asking you to also send your prayers to his family, his girlfriend, and his friends.

Specialist Jordan Shay was killed on Tuesday, but the DoD is not yet ready to discuss how. Jordan had finally started a blog named Through Amber Lenses after his the color of his sunglasses. He is a very talented writer. Please read his blog. Just as life was short, 22 years old on his 3rd tour, he only has 16 posts. It shouldn't be that hard.

There is a good article written about him over at Army of Dude. It may leave you with the feeling that you should get to know your neighbor. Why? Read his article!

Dear Jordan, Your work here is done and well is it done. Now is the time for peace. We shall pray for those left behind, including your girlfriend. I know how they sometimes get forgotten. Not this time. You were remarkable! Thank you for your service, and rest in peace. In Jesus' precious name we pray. AMEN.

Hat tip:

UPDATE: I found this in a comment over at Alex's Army of Dude. There was another young man with Jordan when he was killed.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Sept. 3 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. The soldiers were assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25, of Burnsville, Minn.; and
Spc. Jordan M. Shay, 22, of Salisbury, Mass.
The incident is under investigation.

Hat tip: Amy.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Today I've decided to share this with some of my friends: Right Truth, Woman Honor Thyself, Potbelly Stove, Plank's Constant, third world county and The World According To Carl.

Cross-posted @ Talon. Digg! Digg!

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