If it makes you squirmish, please forgive, but I want to talk about death

26 Jun

First of all, this happened here last week.  It was all rather sad, and my thoughts go out to the families of the Soldiers who died and who were injured.

Now that that’s said, the comments left in response to that article are all very interesting.  It seems that people think these accidents are actually a masked conspiracy. Personally, I can say that while KFOR soldiers did die, both of those incidents were exactly what the article claimed – accidents.   While I can’t give specifics, which is due to respect for the family, not because we’ve been told to hide the truth, I do know for sure that, in regards to the event mentioned at the bottom of the article, what happened was a tragic accident.

One of the comments even states, “I have my doubts that these incidents were accidents. If they were than why not release full details? Someone is covering up these incidents because the truth does not support their agenda.”   In response to that, I can say that full information was not released for a multitude of reasons, one being that what happens to us deployed to Kosovo is greatly shadowed by the events that occur to Soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, therefore making us somewhat less newsworthy, and second, you don’t release full details of a death, to include names, or any other identifying information, until the families of the deceased have been notified.  It’s a respect thing, not a conspiracy thing. 

To end, I’d like to share this with you:

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”

— Leonardo da Vinci

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