Patterico's Pontifications

8/19/2005

Another Perspective from the Parent of a Fallen Soldier

Filed under: Current Events,Sheehan,War — Patterico @ 8:43 pm



Here is a piece from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who says:

I lost a son in Iraq and Cindy Sheehan does not speak for me.

The piece is by Ronald R. Griffin, who is “the father of Spc. Kyle Andrew Griffin, a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star, who was killed in a truck accident on a road between Mosul and Tikrit on May 30, 2003.” Mr. Griffin quotes numerous other parents who feel the same way he does, and says:

My wife, Robin, has a different take on Mrs. Sheehan. She told me, “I don’t care what she says or does. She is no more important than any other mother.”

The piece concludes powerfully:

Those who lost their lives believed in the mission. To honor their memory, and because it’s right, we must believe in the mission, too.

We refuse to allow Cindy Sheehan to speak for all of us. Instead, we ask you to learn the individual stories. They are glorious. Honor their memories.

Honor their service. Never dishonor them by giving in. They never did.

Read it all.

(Via Cori Dauber.)

UPDATE: Dafydd ab Hugh has more at Captain’s Quarters.

3 Responses to “Another Perspective from the Parent of a Fallen Soldier”

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