07 Aug '11, 2pm

The Military family mourns. I used to selfishly pray those lost weren't someone I knew, but I realized: I know them all

The Military family mourns. I used to selfishly pray those lost weren't someone I knew, but I realized: I know them all

Today was a difficult, harrowing, painful, horrendous day in the military community. Today we woke to the terrible news that a CH47 helicopter was downed in Afghanistan. Today began with the terrible first reports were of troops, and later the news that they were Special Forces, then the word that they were SEALS though not the men that caught Bin Laden, together with Afghan troops, a dog handler and his dog. The Facebook pages of my friends and military groups filled rapidly with prayers, and with anguish. I checked on my friends who have husbands downrange, they checked with me even though my husband is not Special ForcesÂ… we emailed, we Facebook instant messaged or sent private tweets. Any way we could contact each other. We took comfort if we saw something from our spouses online somewhere; a recent Facebook status update from last night since we knew they had posted i...

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