Daily Life of a Marine Mom

A Piece of My Heart is home from Iraq


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif. , died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Escobar was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Thus we lose another of our precious children to this fight. Below is a tribute to LCpl Escobar who dies so young, so that we can maintain our right to be free. My heart is breaking for his family and my prayers are with them. Bear in mind, I couldn't write this. Writing things for each one of these lost young men is tearing me up. I hope that I can write for them, but for now this will have to do.

Tribute to LCpl. Sergio H. Escobar

Somebody's Child

Somebody's child
stands tonight guarding a sleeping town

Somebody's mother
worries tonight - another chopper down.

Somebody's child
has caught a plane to a distant land,

Somebody's mother
is worried tonight - this isn't what she'd planned.

Somebody's child
worries tonight, Mom, Dad or a sibling at war,

Somebody's parent
worries tonight about that child afar.

Somebody's child
is fighting tonight, it is a living nightmare,

Somebody's mother
is crying tonight, and whispering a prayer.

Somebody's child
weeps tonight, feeling unloved and alone,

Somebody's mother
frets tonight, about the problems at home.

Somebody's child
is hurt tonight and some wounds we cannot see,

Somebody's mother
worries tonight for a child she cannot see.

Somebody's child
wishes tonight to be free from the danger of harm,

Somebody's mother
wishes tonight that child were back in her arms.

Somebody's child
has helped someone realize they can finally be free,

And Somebody's child
has paid the price, because freedom isn't free.

By D. Soger

Comments: |
I've known Sergio for almost 5 years, and the memory of when I first met him is still fresh in my mind. It was heartbreaking when I found out someone I knew died. It still hurts me to know I wil never see him again. God Bless him, and I know he is in a good place now. Luv ya Sergio;)
Prayers for Sergio's family.
And a prayer for his soul that now he may be at the Lord's table. His name and memory will live forever.
Thank you Marine for your courage.
Semper Fi

Proud Marine Mom
Clovis, NM
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