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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

R.I.P. Spc. David A. Holmes

Army Spc. David A. Holmes
Died June 26, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

34, of Tennille, Ga.; assigned to 810th Engineer Company, Georgia National Guard, Swainsboro, Ga.; died June 26 at Sayed Abad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

(The following was taken from of July 10, 2010) Family and friends said goodbye to Sergeant David Alexander Holmes on Friday afternoon.

Holmes died in June after an explosive hit his vehicle during a routine mission.

Crowds gathered outside New Birth Christian Ministries in Tennille to pay their respects to the National Guardsman they call a hero. More than 300 people attended the services.

"He's a fallen hero and I think a lot of him and what he did for our country," says Vietnam Veteran Ted Thompson.

Thompson and other lined the streets and paths leading to the church holding American flags. He said while he did not know Holmes personally, he wanted to honor his memory.

During the funeral, songs and stories from friends comforted the family.

The military awarded Holmes with the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart, which were given to Holmes' family members.

Following the funeral, a burial service was held at the Georgia Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.

On the way to the site cars drove under an arch formed by the two city fire department engines ladders with a flag hanging in the air. Veterans held flags along the street as well.

Friends remember Holmes as being one of the most outgoing and friendly people they have ever met. Many spoke of his love for his family and dedication to any task he set out to accomplish.

"Those who know him know what I'm talking about; they'll miss him just as much as I do. He'll be remembered and he'll be missed," said Devan Hampton, who worked in the same unit as Holmes.

Holmes served his county in the Marines, Navy, and Georgia National Guard. He also worked at Washington State Prison.

34-year-old Holmes leaves behind a wife and four children.

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