The sad news this morning is about an apparent murder/suicide among U.S. Soldiers at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq.
A U.S. Soldier opened fire on 5 other soldiers.
What's hard... is that was the post where Soldier was deployed.
He just left there in February!!
I couldn't even read it without instantly tearing up. I'm not sure why. I'm home ill today; I think its a cold. So, of course I'm already not 100% ok.
When I hear about things like this, I want to contact him so badly. I keep thinking, "It could have been him! It could have been him!!"
He said all year that he had such a difficult time there, that he had to hold it together for his men.
And now.... this?
It could have been him... oh my heart hurts so bad.
This makes me so very very very sad. I can barely type this.
My heart goes out to the families of those soldiers. Please PLEASE pray for them...
At Camp Liberty in December 2008
***Update: Apparently the American Army sergeant killed five other American soldiers before he was detained. Col. Jack Jacobs has an interesting perpective on this. (And I think Soldier would agree.)***