We had a thread awhile ago about people we knew that were over in Iraq right now.
I brought up my friend Ken Davis, who was in the youth group at my church when I was a leader there. I've known him since he was 14, now he's 21 and fighting on the front lines of Iraq.
This is a link to a story that concerns him, but doesn't mention his name:
He was part of an 8 man group, and 2 of his buddies were killed, his sergent shot and injured. Now they are 3 men short and continuing on. Ken is a gunner I believe on one of those Bradley Fighting Vehicles.
He was blown from his vehicle, but wasn't injured. It was close though. He was able to call his parents to let them know he was okay.
Sad thing is, and we don't always think about this I don't think, is that Ken has been with this group of 8 guys for over a year...working, training and living together. To lose 2 guys who are your best friends, who would die for you, has to be harder than any of us know.