SGT Jeremy R. Summers, 27, of Mount Olivet, KY, died Jul. 14 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on Jul. 13. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.
SSG Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, WA, died July 15 at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan of injuries suffered July 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenade fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
SPC Frank R. Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, FL, died July 16 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan of wounds sustained at Khowst province, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, TX
Join Bev Perlson and The Band of Mothers at their Stand in Support Of Our Troops, Cannon Bldg Corner, Washington, DC, July 25th, 26th & 27th.
I received the following from a reader:
Ms. Geller, I just wanted to hightlight to you the caliber of soldiers that we have serving our country that our president does not seem to understand. This was posted on Facebook by a friend of my son's, both of whom are in the Army;
"Remember that the American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American flag waves from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines don't fight because they hate what is in front of them... they fight because they love what's behind them..."