Saturday, February 12, 2011

The life shortness

Hello, world.
I just woke up and think about reading some news... I was stopped by one article called "Two British soldiers shot dead in Helmand named". God, when is it going to stop?
These two soldiers were 21 and 22 years old. The first guy shot dead on his 21st birthday. My heart fulls with blood and hate, when I read articles like this one. Here, you can read it:

Two British soldiers shot dead on patrol in Afghanistan on Wednesday have been named as Private Lewis Hendry, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, and Private Conrad Lewis, from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment. They died from gunshot wounds after their foot patrol came under fire while gathering census information in a small village north of the Nahr-e Bughra canal in Helmand. Hendry, who would have celebrated his 21st birthday today, was born in Norwich and joined the army in May 2008.
The MoD said he was an intelligence specialist who used "his considerable charm and sense of humour" to build relationships with the Afghan people.In a statement, his family said: "Lewis lived life to the full - and more! Words can't describe how much he will be missed.
"He was not only a soldier, a son, brother and grandson but a friend to all."
Major Richard Todd, Officer Commanding A Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, said: "At the heart of company life, always full of energy and fun and just short of his 21st birthday, Lewy had a full life ahead of him as a paratrooper and as a man. Lewy died alongside his friend Private Conrad Lewis whilst taking the fight forward to the enemy."
Lewis, 22, who was also deployed to Afghanistan in October last year, was born in Bournemouth and started his military career when he joined the Territorial Army in August 2008.
The MoD said he volunteered for the crucial but highly dangerous role of lead scout for his section, at the front of every patrol, the MoD said.
Lewis's family said in a statement: "Conrad was an outstanding young man, with a character the depth of which you only truly find out in these sad circumstances."
He had joined The Parachute Regiment on a military gap year in 2008, but signed on for two more years to ensure he could serve with his new comrades in Afghanistan.
"He wanted to carry on a military career and had aspirations to join the Special Forces, something we all believe he would have achieved."
Major Todd said Lewis had been "a true inspiration to his fellow soldiers" and was "always at the front, without fear and eager to get to grips with the enemy".
"Conrad died along side Private Lewis Hendry in the same manner in which he had lived - looking out for his friends."

I am going to pray for these guys tomorrow at church. God, bless the mankind and don't make anyone die.

1 comment:

Axel said...

Man, sometimes this world just sucks.