The life of another North Carolina Soldier was lost this past week in Iraq. I was going to post this sooner but wanted to see if any of our statewide candidates would mention something about it on her or elsewhere. I personally have not heard anything about this soldier or any of the other four soldiers from this same unit that have been killed in Iraq. Our current situation in Iraq and elsewhere is why now more than ever we need good democrats as candidates for office who have actually served their country in the military. It is shameful that more has not been mentioned about these soldiers. I personally do not support the war in Iraq nor what we are doing over there, but I do support our soldiers. I have served in Iraq and I have been present at numerous memorial ceremonies during my time of service. I think we as civilians need to pay our respects to the fallen soldiers more so than what we do. To those of you who have never served, to have never known someone who has fallen I do not expect you to completely understand how I feel to see little attention paid to our fallen soldiers. However I expect more of our leaders and candidates who would like to lead. A quick google search will reveal no comments about this soldiers death.
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Lance O. Eakes, 25, of Apex, N.C., died April 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C.