Love and Sacrifice

Hard to be a Christian and a former Marine as I am and not be impacted by the photo at number two.  In the shot, taken by Stars and Stripes photographer Laura Rauch, PFC Kyle Hockenberry, bearing the tattoo – For those I love, I will sacrifice – is being treated by medic Corporal Amanda Mosher. From the Time article: A member of the 1st Infantry Division, Hockenberry’s world changed June 15. He was on a foot patrol just outside Haji Ramuddin, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby.  PFC Hockenberry, 19, lost both legs and his left arm in the blast.

No matter how you feel about the war, please don’t forget the men and women and their families who make breath-taking sacrifices on our behalf.


Photo by Laura Rauch —