One of Brian's (my twin) best friends from high school was killed in Afghanistan last week.
Sergeant Lucas Beachnaw
He was in a shootout with members of the taliban.
He was shot 3 times.
Got up after the first bullet.
Tried to get up after the third.
(Recalls one of the men who fought with him that day.)
His body was flown into Grand Rapids today.
There was a processional to Lowell.
People lined the streets to welcome him home.
It was tragically beautiful.
(mostly tragic, to be quite honest)
Sometimes the most beautiful things in life come with the saddest things in life.
Here are pictures.
Feel free to cry.
Or write an encouraging note to someone in the military.
Or pray for our military
Or pray for his family.
(Please pray for his family...)
At the airport.