While most of us take the day off, please remember those who continue to serve across the globe, and say a prayer for the family of Staff Sgt Joshua J Bowden.
The U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement Sunday that 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden died Aug. 31.
Authorities said Bowden, who was from the west Georgia town of Villa Rica, died of injuries after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Ghazni, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), in Fort Carson, Colo.
Sgt. Bowden’s family is now part of a group that has made the greatest sacrifice. Prayers of comfort and strength for them today.