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On october 22nd, my battalion lost one of its best soldiers. Nick "Pops" Rogers was a medic with 4-31. He was killed in a firefight. He had a wife, kelly and a toddler, Jocelynn, with another child on the way.

RIP my friend, you will be missed.

I never thought that this is where I'd settle down,

I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown,

They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men, for a job well done,

There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,

The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,

They folded up a flag and told my mom and dad, we're proud of your son

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,

I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,

I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,

I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,

We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,

And when we finally found that cross,

He said, "son this is what it cost to keep us free" Now here I am,

A thousand stones away from him,

He recognized me on the first day I came in,

And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.

And everytime I hear twenty-one guns,

I know they brought another hero home to us...

We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done,

We can rest in peace, 'cause we are the chosen ones,

We made it to arlington, yea dust to dust,

Don't cry for us, we made it to arlington

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My sincerest condolences also Josh. I know it must be very hard. The other day, I watched an old film, Navy Seals, and it struck me at times when the group lost a member. You guys are the best and God Bless his soul and for the safety of the rest of you. :closedeyes:

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Terrible news, Josh; I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Yall stay strong and be safe out there; we are wishing the absolute best for you and all of the men and women in our Armed Forces.

Be careful, take care, and God Bless the USA!


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