January 08, 2005
God is in this place
USMC Captain Shannon Arnwine is a Supply Sgt. serving at Camp Fallujah. Here's an e-mail he sent to his parent in Sonora, Texas:
Hey Mom and Dad,
PFC Folman, also from Sonora, was eulogized by his brother Marines following his death on September 24, 2004 as a result of hostile action in Ramadi. Here's what they said about this fallen hero:
"We come here to seek closure and try to understand why a friend, a fellow human being has been lost," said Lt. Col. Randy Newman, commanding officer, 2/5. "We try to understand and respect the fact that he was dedicated to his duties, executed them as a Marine flawlessly and paid the ultimate sacrifice because he understood his call to duty here in Iraq."
Pfc. Timothy Shane Folmar will never be forgotten by his brother Marines. Here, Sgt. Ryan Schulze, 2/5 Marines, F Company, pays his final respects during a memorial service held Sept. 28, 2004 at Combat Outpost.
Posted by Deb at January 8, 2005 07:56 PM
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I just realized that there isn't much coverage of the war in Afghanistan either. How is the United States doing in that place? I understand there are still some hostilities. If you look on a map you can see Iraq and Afghanistan border Iran like two pieces of bread making Iran the filling. Are we getting ready to squeeze Iran? It looks like we could do so, at least from the map, but I don't know much about the quality of Iranian soldiers or the mountains...
Posted by: unkown at January 8, 2005 10:24 PM
What a beautiful and moving picture....
Posted by: Rae at January 9, 2005 05:14 PM
I just wanted to let those who can help a fallen marine's mother, her name is Callie Folmar. Her son was Shane Folmar. Her former husband received all of Shane's benefits and did not share. She is without a decent home, no heat, no bathroom, no food most of the time. She works at a store called Alco in Sonora, Texas but does not have any benefits. Please can someone help her.
Posted by: Debbie at February 2, 2005 05:47 PM