Corporal J D Porto RIP

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    Here is one of the realities of soldiering. This isn't just a way to go to college. It's a military fighting a ground war a long way from home and kids going to a Service Academy, or ROTC- especially those going into the Army or Marine Corps - are signing up for that. I have never met Cpl Porto or his family- his wife and brand new baby daughter have my prayers and sympathy.
  2. joshual

    joshual 5-Year Member

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Wow...we all need to be reminded of the sacrifices these young families are making. Thanks for posting, I forwarded this link on so others can be reminded to pray for this young family and many others like them who face this harsh reality everyday. (Josh's Mom)
  3. Sandbar

    Sandbar 5-Year Member

    Feb 27, 2009
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    Here dead we lie because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life to be sure, is nothing much to lose; But young men think it is, and we were young.

    By A.E. Housman and inscribed on a plaque honoring the men lost from the USMA Class of 1950, the plaque is located at the Korean Military Academy.

    "Oh, Stranger, Go tell America that here we lie, obedient to her orders"

    Rudy Jaramillo B 2-12 1966 A Spartan

    I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement,
    and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

    -- Abraham Lincoln, November 1864
    2 Corinthians 1: 8-11

    8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
    9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves in order that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God that raises the dead;
    10 who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us. He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
    11 you also joining in helping us through your prayers, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed upon us through the prayers of many.

    What can I say, but thank you for the gift of your husband and thank you for my freedom.
  4. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team" 5-Year Member

    Feb 1, 2009
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    How terribly sad and real. Her opening words are so true - no words could possibly describe the emotions she's going through. It certainly gives me the cold water of reality splash into my face and I can only hope that at the end of my four years at West Point, I will be ready for whatever assignment I am given.

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