Sunday, May 20, 2007

To Show Support for Our Nephew's Friends

We have been loking for memorial things since my nephew, Doc Zachary Alday of the U.S. Navy was killed in action on June 9, 2006, by an IED along with two of his Marine buddies and the third Marine was sevrely burned in Iraq. He was a member of the First Battalion, 7th Matines, 7th Regimental Combat Team, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.  He waas a Navy hospital corpsman, assigned to the Marines.

His four best buddies have been to visit since they all came back from Iraq and we have visited them and they and become our extended family and we have learned to love them like Zack did.  Now it is time for the boys and the rest of Zack's unit to return to Iraq at the end of August and we wanted something to show them we would be thinking of them everyday and praying for their safe return and we think the bracelets are the way to show our love and support.  I call these young men boys but they are really men even if they are only, 20, 21 and 22 years of age.  They have seen so much already that it just breaks my heart for them.  We worry about them but it's really funny, because they call us all the time checking on us because they worry about us since we lost our loved one (they were there, he died in their arms!).  I just hope and pray they all come home safely this time.

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