Staff Sergeant George T. Alexander
Yesterday I noted the death of the 2000th American serviceman in Iraq. I thought it proper to put a name to this number and today - thanks to Matt over at Blackfive - I am able to do so.
Staff Sergeant George T. Alexander, of Kileen, Texas was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. On October 17th of this year his vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device. Yesterday he died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas from the wounds suffered in that attack.
This man is more than a number. I've cruised the MSM accounts of this story - most just refer to SSG Alexander as a number - a milestone by which to measure the cost of the war. Do we read about his family, his wife, his children? No. To the MSM, the morally bankrupt anti-war movement, and al-Qaeda he is just another bodybag.
So, with due respect to Matt, I'm reposting the picture he used - it is of SSG Alexander's son - a boy with a hero for a father.
SSG Alexander is just one of the 2000 we have lost in this war. Remember him, his sacrifice, and those he leaves behind.
Godspeed, Staff Sergeant Alexander.
Here endeth the lesson.