Saturday, November 13, 2004

Foster in Fallujah

Cindi Barton sends this update:

PFC Foster Barton, her son, is back in Iraq and has been in the midst of the fighting in Fallujah.

"He has had several close calls. The humvee ahead of his hit an IED [Improvised Explosive Device], then they were ambushed. Then fired upon by snipers. Lost some soldiers and had several injuries."

You may recall that PFC Barton was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered last August when his Humvee was hit by an IED. Foster almost lost his leg from the attack.

While back home recuperating from multiple surgeries, PFC Barton was viciously attacked in the parking lot of the Germain Amphitheater after a Toby Keith concert. The cowardly attacker, was later arrested and charged with felonious assault.

And now Foster has recovered from THAT attack and is back with his buddies in the 1st Cavalry Division as they fight the terrorist thugs in Fallujah and throughout the Sunni Triangle.

Where do we find men like this? PFC Foster Barton hails from Grove City, Ohio and he is living the legend of America's First Team and then some.

You can write to him here:

PFC Foster Barton
A/4-5 ADA 1 CD
APO AE 09344

PFC Foster Barton, his fellow Cav troopers, and the Marines are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. As they do, they are bringing hope to a place where hope once seemed forlorn. And they are securing the future for us, our children, our grandchildren .. and our grandchildren's children . . .

May we always remember and honor their sacrifices.

And may we keep them and their families in our prayers.

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