At the start of the 21st century, America was given a brutal wake-up call:
Our new enemies wouldn’t be wearing a uniform or identified by a flag or insignia.
Islamic terrorists choose to attack when they are not expected, acting as confidantes, guides, friends and even neighbors.
In Afghanistan, the stakes for our soldiers on the ground are very high because no face can be positively attached to terror. Some are even children.
In the case of three American soldiers, they saw their last days on Earth in Afghanistan, so far away from home.
And when they returned, a solemn sign of respect was waiting there for them, as is only proper and patriotic.
“The three soldiers that were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday finally returned to the United States.
Their American flag-draped caskets landed and were offloaded at Dover Air Force Base. Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance to witness the soldiers’ dignified transfer.
Vice President Pence had his hand over his heart as Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays, and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge passed by, according to CNN.
The three soldiers were reportedly killed in an insider attack.
The Army Times reports they were killed while they were deployed to Peka Valley in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.
The Afghan attacker was also killed, and an investigation is currently underway.”
VP Pence added the following heartfelt statement:
“You know, today, we received a heartbreaking reminder of the risks that our service men and women face in the defense of freedom.
As I traveled to Wisconsin this afternoon, I was informed that three American soldiers were killed and one wounded in a terrible attack in Afghanistan.”
And that’s when he decided to attend, and he should be applauded for that effort.
Just as our brave police officers in this nation face unknown dangers every single day, our soldiers abroad are dealing in situations where our enemies will go to extremes to kill Americans.
We have to continue to pray for both of them, here and abroad.
And if they give their lives in service to their country, our leaders – and everyone else in America – should pay their respects.
Source: Independent Journal Review