in Heaven ~
of CNN embedded with the 1st Marine battalion was talking with 4 young
Marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN. He had been
story of how well the Marines had been looking out for and taking care
of him since the war started. He went on to tell about the many
the marines had endured since the war
how they all look after one another.
to the four and said he had cleared it with their commanders and they could
use his video phone
to call home.
The 19 year old Marine next to him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon
sergeant to use his call to call his pregnant wife back home whom he had
not been able to talk to in three months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly
moved by the request shook
his head and
the young Marine ran off to get the sergeant.
after a few seconds and turned
back to the
three young Marines still sitting with him and asked which one of them
would like to call home
Marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation
"Sir, if is
all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours,
Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03
near Nasiriya to see how they are doing".
At that Martin
Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out
off was "where
do they get young men like this"
~ God bless,
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