When the consequences of War come too close for comfort
Ok I know war is a horribly sensative and topical area, but would like this to not turn into a slagging match about the pro's and con's of the governments decisions please.
Some of you who have me on FB or MSN will have seen this the other week when it happened, but for those who don't and to complete the picture today is the day that a lad I grew up with gets laid to rest in the local community after being in the army and being shot in Afghanistan. This was his first tour of duty and he hadn't been in the army that long either.
This has affected the local community like nothing I have seen since Foot and Mouth which also devastated our local community, it really does bring home the true consequences of war. I have seen all the loss of life and other sad news on the TV but never really felt it would come this close, but it now has come too close for comfort, someone I know and was a great lad growing up is gone it is certainly a very sad time for all involved.
BBC News - Body of Pte Matthew Haseldin repatriated from Afghanistan
I feel very sad today over his loss despite not being close to him after we left the same school and went our different ways in life.