January 16, 2005


Yesterday when I did a search on PFC Gunnar Becker, all I could find was a Wall of Fame entry at his high school. Which he graduated from, incidentally, in 2003. Today there is more information about the young man our battalion lost this week.

Lost soldier lit up their lives, friends say
SD soldier killed in Iraq (his photo: he looks like a little kid...he would've been 20 next week)

His death was an accident, a stupid, infuriating accident. If an insurgent had killed him, I could at least have someone to hate. I feel angry about PFC Becker's death, but there's nowhere to focus my laser beam.

Even as young soldier back in 2003, Becker realized the risk.

He said, "I guess if it costs a couple of people's lives to keep freedom it's probably worth it. That's just the way I am guess."

We'll make sure it was worth it, Gunnar.

(My thoughts on PFC Becker's memorial service here.)

Posted by: Sarah at 03:39 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Count me in on that last sentence! (btw, Sarah, is your email up and running?)

Posted by: Beth at January 16, 2005 05:22 PM (WR8Qp)

2 Yes Ma'am, we sure will... Semper Fi, Gunnar. You showed the world the definition of "Always Faithful"... (Yeah, he's Army, and 'Semper Fi' is what we Marines say, but right now, I think it fits...)

Posted by: Sgt. B. at January 20, 2005 07:48 PM (QVT9C)

3 hey you guys started off great on this site and then it got terribly worse whats up with talking about my cuz the brave man he was and then having links to online casinbos what the crap is that you trying to say gunnar was a gambler hmmmm odd enough well forget you jerks im not wasting my time any more

Posted by: mara at October 03, 2005 03:18 PM (U5ASp)

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