Life is too short to be taken for granted. I was reminded of this all too clearly today with a simple phone call. Fiance found out today his former platoon sergeant and the first NCO he really worked with passed away very unexpectedly. His PS really mentored and helped shape fiance into the soldier he is today, and they worked very closely from preparing to deploy and most of deployment as well. Needless to say, we are both very stunned and saddened by this loss. He left behind a toddler and very loving wife who included me in the FRG goings ons, even if I was "only a girlfriend" to other ladies. It has been a rough evening with lots of long silences on the phone. Fiance said it so well; you prepare your mind for the possibility of losing soldiers when you are deployed, not at home and not working on post.
So, 161 CAV boys, I’m thinking of you. And ladies, if you could keep this man’s family in your thoughts and prayers I’d really appreciate it. You'll be missed soldier.