Please stand with me in praying for the families and friends of the six Marines we lost out of Hawaii today... some of our friends are waiting to hear if one of the men lost is their neighbor. I can't imagine sitting in the kitchen with your close friend waiting to hear if her husband has been killed... what do you do? How do you approach that situation accurately, sensitively, correctly?
I thought I was ready to go back to Hawaii.
Now I will arrive just in time for every single funeral & memorial.
And you know what.
Even though I don't know any of them.
I just may go to each one.
Because these men deserve to be honored. remembered. loved.
Who cares how much I cry.
They are worth it.
*Edit: January 21st.They have released the names...
Capt. Nathan R. McHone, 29, CH-53 pilot.
Capt. Daniel B. Bartle, 27, CH-53 pilot.
MSgt. Travis W. Riddick, 40, crew chief, survived by his wife and six children.
Cpl. Joseph D. Logan, 22, aerial observer, survived by his wife.
Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, 25, crew chief.
Cpl. Jesse W. Stites, 23, crew chief, survived by his wife.