Friday, April 22, 2016

For SSG Michael Simpson

On 27 April 2013, SSG Michael H Simpson was critically injured as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device, (IED), attack during a patrol in Southern Afghanistan. SSG Simpson was transported to Landstuhl, Germany where he succumbed to those injuries on 1 May 2013

I will be visiting the grave of SSG Michael Simpson in Arlington for the first time since loading him onto the plane from Afghanistan to Germany in 2013.  I am an active duty, USAF Chaplain Assistant who served in the joint hospital at Bagram AF.  I never knew Michael while he was fully alive, but prayed day and night from the moment he was brought into the hospital that he would be able to see his wife and family in Germany before he passed. - MSgt Sheldon M.