This came in the form of an email, and I checked it out to be certain it’s true. Unfortunately, it is. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/prayer/darkhorse.asp
Jim is a former Marine, and he’s managed to stay in touch with some of the men he fought with in Viet Nam. This message came from one of them.
The Real News
Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton get their names and faces all over the
news because they went to jail for acting out, DUI, negative behavior, resisting arrest, cocaine possession, being drunk and disorderly, etc.
What do you know about these men?
Justin Allen, 23
Brett Linley, 29
Matthew Weikert, 29
Justus Bartett, 27
Dave Santos , 21
Chase Stanley, 21
Jesse Reed, 26
Matthew Johnson, 21
Zachary Fisher, 24
Brandon King, 23
Christopher Goeke, 23
Sheldon Tate, 27
Do you recognize any of their names? No? None of them starred in a movie or made a record album, hit a homerun, or scored a two-point conversion, or did a celebration in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. None of them brags about “showcasing their talents for their fans” while being paid millions and millions of dollars.
Did that help? No? Well then I should tell you that they are all Marines who
gave their lives for YOU this week. They died for honor and country. They
are all heroes of the highest magnitude. How much did you read about them?
We are asking everyone to say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th
Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they
have lost 9 marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on..
God Bless America and
God Bless the United States Marine Corps…
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever
You might also want to check out Dark Horse’s web site.
http://www.i-mef.usmc.mil/div/5mar/3bn/ According to Snopes, their casualties have risen since this email was sent out. It’s easy to forget that people are in such peril and giving their lives every day to keep this country safe. Whether or not you “agree” with our reasons for going to war, we all know that we owe these young people our respect and gratitude. This reminds me that I haven’t heard any more about our letter carrier’s son, who is serving in Afghanistan as well. If you get a chance to talk to her, please gently inquire about him and let me know. Thanks!