Spec. Carrie L. French, 19, of Caldwell, ID died Sunday in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded and hit a vehicle in which she was convoying.
For those of you who would slander the brave men and women of our military—especially those of you who would do so, yet have never had the balls to serve yourself—THIS is the face of the US Army. THIS is the face of a soldier who gave all.
The next time you feel like accusing our soliders of being murderers and torturers, remember this face.
I’m deeply saddened by the death of Spc. French. Because she was so young. Because the death of any soldier saddens me. But mostly because—while this young girl was off fighting for her country—capable young men who are too afraid of war or too filled with hatred of President Bush and disdain for this country sit on their hands doing nothing, content to let men and women better than themselves keep them free.
Carrie French believed in and loved her country enough to die for it. So, again I ask you, “Why haven’t you served“?
I extend to Carrie’s family my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. Godspeed, brave soldier.