May God bless these sons of Georgia and their families

Read this entire story and try to find a way to honor their sacrifice. We are free because of the brave.

Jonathan Ayers and Matthew Phillips fought and died together at a remote base in Afghanistan. On Sunday, their families prayed together and remembered the Army corporals from Georgia killed July 13 in an intense insurgent attack that claimed nine American lives.

Ayers and Phillips served with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Kunar province.


  1. Just the Facts Please says:

    I know that there is serious debate about this conflict, but there should be NO debate about the bravery of those who continue to serve (and die) in harm’s way.

    My prayers are with the families of these, as well as for the safety of those who serve around the world.

    BTW, we all remember a previous president who promised that troops would only be in the Balkans for a year. They are still there.

  2. Rogue109 says:

    Good point from Just the Facts Please. As of today, there are still 1, 500 troops in Kosovo including:

    – Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Infantry Division, Kansas Army National Guard

    – 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry

    – 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery

    – A Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry

    – 1st Battalion, 185th Air Assault

    – 130th Military Police Company

    – Components of the 308th, 407th, 404th and 432th Civil Affairs Brigades

    – 430th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Detachment

    – 286th Criminal Investigation Command Detachment

    – 178th Finance Detachment

    – 111th Public Affairs Detachment

    – 139th Medical Group

    – 401st Air Express Group, Detachment 2 Postal

  3. Rogue109 says:

    So-freaking-what? I don’t think conscripting Chelsea Clinton as a minor into the United States Navy and sending her to Kosovo last decade would have been a good idea. Ditto the Bush daughters earlier this decade.

    We have an all-volunteer Army for a reason. These men and women KNOW what they are getting themselves into.

    Using your logic, how about we remove the ability for citizens to vote in Federal elections unless they actually PAY FEDERAL TAXES? If Clinton and Bush can’t send soldiers into harm’s way unless their children are involved, maybe people shouldn’t be able to vote on candidates for Federal Office unless they also pay into the Federal tax system.

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