Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Salute to a Soldier

Well these last few days have been gloomy days for our family. Our nieces husband was killed Saturday in a terrorist attack in Pakistan at the Marriott Hotel. He was serving with the US Navy and was performing duties for his country. His name Matthew O'Bryant, joined the service about two years and was assigned to Naval Intelligence in Fort Mead, Maryland. He was 22 years young, just a kid, who loved being in the Navy. He was killed while in the Hotel lobby, not fighting, not hurting anyone, just doing his assigned duties. This was a senseless killing of dozens of people and injuring hundreds of others, unprovoked, uncalled for by a band of thugs, and cowards, I won't justify calling them terrorist because no one will claim doing such a cowardly thing. I spent 30 years in the service, lost many friends and comrads, but we were in a warzone, not in a motel lobby having breakfast.
These people are fanatical lunatics, we can not blame the country of Pakistan because its like every other country, they've got both bad and good and blame doesn't go against the country but against uncalled for aggression by these idiots.
Matt will be missed by his family and friends, but will be remembered fondly. Please take time to Salute Matt and his family for his devoted loyalty to all of us and to his country.



Colleen said...

I am very sorry to hear this, TW. You and Judi and your whole family are in my prayers. Such a senseless act of violence, it angers me that so many people were killed or injured by people who don't give a damn about life (excuse my language!). Many HUGS to you!!

Anonymous said...

Tw..I am so sorry about the loss of Matt..What a brave young guy and doing his job..So heartbreaking..Please know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers..

Ok now I need a real update on YOU!!! Email or post or blog...
Take care..Lots of hugs,

Annette said...

Thank you to this young, brave man for his service to all of us.
My prayers are for all of your family.

phtony said...


You & yours have my deepest condolences. There is no greater sacrifice one can give. Senseless violence has been an ageless occurrence in this world. I hope that your family can find peace soon.

Your buddy,