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Heaven is a safer place today....

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.....

A respected member of the blogging community who also happened to be serving our nation was killed in Iraq Wednesday.

Frank Salvato, editor of The New Media Journal, sadly e-mailed his readers:

It is with a very heavy heart and swollen eyes from the tears that I inform you all that one of our fellow writers, Sgt. Eddie Jeffers who was serving in Ramadi, Iraq, was killed today. He was patriot, humble, kind and dedicated to his mission, his country, his family and his faith. (h/t

I can say, as all combat veterans who have had death tugging at their elbows everyday and who have moved through the forests of the Somme, fought hedgerow to hedgerow in Normandy, fought their way out of Chosin, walked point on patrol in the jungle near the Cambodian border, or more recently, walked on patrol in the mean streets of places like Anbar or Diyala; you wonder if "today" will be the day.

His piece entitled "Hope Rides Alone" can be linked to here:

I will hold you and your family in my prayers SGT Eddie Jeffers.  God Speed you on your journey to Heaven, for you have certainly earned your place there.