4th of July – An emotional tribute to my fallen friend and his family

Earlier this year a best friend of mine lost his life on the job in Baghdad. Once a soldier in the Air Force years ago, he returned to his roots to support his military brothers in Baghdad. He was killed horribly and tragically during his line of work. He leaves behind his grieving son, mother, and sister.

As we begin to go to about our holiday relaxing, cooking, and eating, I would like to request from all of us to pray for the soldiers (and their anxious and at times grieving families) that have stood in the gap for our freedom and our comfort.

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August 3, 2009 - 3:21 pm

Matt - Absolutely beautiful! Very well done under the circumstances.

July 7, 2009 - 3:35 am

amanda kirkwood - Beautiful Kevin…. A wonderful tribute and a sobering reminder.

July 6, 2009 - 5:11 pm

Mari Darr~Welch - So sad, but so beautiful. I’m sure your friend looked down upon you and gave you a comforting smile that day.

July 4, 2009 - 1:42 pm

Terryl Hicks - Kevin, this is a beautiful tribute to your friend and his family, and an amazing reminder of the sacrifices many have made in the service of our country. My thoughts and prayers are with this family and so many others today. Thank you for sharing your gift.

July 4, 2009 - 4:03 am

katrina culbertson - Kevin,
i have seen and loved all of you work, but this one was a tear jerker. it really brings out the true meaning of what the 4th of july is all about. God bless our soilders and be with them all and hope you and your family have a good and save fourth.
katrina

July 4, 2009 - 3:43 am

Shelley Moates - Kevin..

Thank you so much for the beautiful tribute to Rob. You have created the most beautiful images from a very sad day. Nicholas
and I are forever grateful. We will cherish this forever. God Bless You Kevin. God please watch over all our military and contractors that continue to protect us and work every day so that we may have freedom.

Happy July 4th & Be Safe.

July 3, 2009 - 5:34 pm

Marscel HP - Thanks so much for sharing this with us Kevin!

July 3, 2009 - 5:30 pm

grace garland - thanks for the visual reminder of what this weekend is really all about. i needed that.

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