Monday, October 22, 2007

Prayers Please

Remember this post... Greg Bowman died September 8th or 9th. this is a small bit of that other post.

During our quick dinner, it was decided that I *gulp* should present the flag to Mrs. Bowman... wow, this is more of an honor than I can describe. I’m glad it was about an hour to Princeton, IL because I spent the time composing my self and trying to find some words that might express what I was feeling and what needed to be said.

When we got there, the official service was over so we went to the Bowman’s house. About 25 members of the family were there and gathered around and I presented THE flag. It has never been harder for me to speak. I think I did ok.

Greg's brother Jeff was there. I remmeber the tears in his eyes as I presented the flag to his sister-in-law, Greg's wife. I remember a hug from him and thanks for bringing them THE flag.

Last night I recieved a call... coming home from another PGR mission... a car crossed the center line and hit Jeff head on... He's in a coma, it doesn't look good.

In the last year, this family has also lost a son due to PTSD from Iraq.

Please pray for him, for his family, his kids. PLEASE!!!


Edit: corrected loss of son.


Dazd said...

Prayers are being sent.

Tanie said...

Golly, I am completely fazed by so many sad incidents that happen to you and your friends.
My thoughts are with everyone and I wish for a strong recovery

CavMom said...

Dang that hurts! We will keep him in our prayers.

qofd said...

Holy crap, definitely. Prayers on their way. This poor family.

Jan said... very sorry. Prayers, for sure.

Kat said...

OMG. prayers going out now...