Daily Life of a Marine Mom

A Piece of My Heart is home from Iraq


Thursday, October 06, 2005

I am sorry to say that we lost another young Marine from Eric's battalion. I am not sure if I am going to be able to keep doing tributes to these young heros. It breaks my heart. but here is his info and a tribute to him:

Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard, 19, of Missoula, Mont., died Oct. 4 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. May God be with this young hero's family.

Semper Fidelis and God Bless.

Tribute to Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard

The vaulted cerulan blue skies
For a young man to come
Back home again
To the open windswept spaces
Of Montana
To the family that loves him
And awaits him there.

He comes home
As a hero from abroad.
Serving his country
Was his legacy,
To him it was not
Just a job,
And he did it
With honor and dignity.

Now he comes home in
Glory and honor
But not as his family
Hoped and prayed for.
We lost him
In combat and so they say,
He died a hero
On that sad day.

We send our prayers
Of comfort on.
To his family and friends.
For God as taken this one
As his own
A soldier, a Marine
To protect and serve
At the right hand of the Almighty.

May God be with this young man's family.

Comments: |
I was Andrew's machine gunner. I was there when the explosion went off, and when he passed. I remember him positioning the vehicle in a way to try and get the rest of us out of the way. I miss you man. Semper Fi.
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