Saturday, August 13, 2011

All Gave Some, Some Gave All

We had thunderstorms last night, power was out, so I couldn't post and then we left this morning at 6:10am.  
We drove about 130 miles north to an auction, that had several keyboards, and other musical 
'stuff' that dh was interested in, to fill the empty spaces...Being Sarcastic here, in case you didn't catch it....
While waiting for those to come up for bid, he watched machinery sell, and I held a post up in the  
and there is my story for today.
A young man about 23-24 and his father came into the place where I was standing, and I noticed what looked like a pretty new tattoo on his right arm.  Now I'm not a big fan of tattoos, but some are nice.  This one caught my eye, because of the words I could read, and the boots in the center.  He saw me looking, and I told him I was being nosey and trying to ready his tattoo.  
It said 
All Gave Some
Some Gave All.
in memory of 
Clayton D. McGarrah

Turns out it was his youngest brother, 
I told him I was sorry for the  loss of his brother, and said that I appreciated his service to our country.  His father looked up and thanked me. 
When I got home, I started looking for information, since I couldn't remember the last name, and found a site that shows all the Fallen Soldiers from Arkansas since 2003.

July 4, 2010
Army Spec. Clayton D. McGarrah, 20, of Harrison. C Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Died in Arghandab, Afghanistan, after his unit was hit with an I.E.D., followed by small arms and R.P.G. fire (COMBAT).  

Here is what I found about him.

I wish I could personally thank the families of every one of them.

If you are interested in the list of casualties from your area, do a search.


Tete said...

What a sweet lady you are! Just to reach out and thank that hero's family. Such a tragic loss.

NanaDiana said...

How awful for the family. His brother did him proud with that tattoo and he will never be forgotten as long as his brother lives. xo Diana