Sunday, November 27, 2005

This post Comes From Skyes Blog please thank her

The Last Email
Soldier's Last Email

This is the last e-mail sent to the family and friends of Jeffery Toczylowski. He died from injuries suffered from a fall from a helicopter in Anbar, Iraq on November 3, 2005.

Jeff was a career soldier raised in Montgomery County, PA, and serving as a Special Forces detachment commander assigned to First Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group ~ Airborne in Iraq.

Dear friends and family,
If you are getting this email, it means that I have passed away. No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened. Please don't be sad for me. It was an honor to serve my country, and I wouldn't change a thing. It was just my time.
Don't ever think that you are defending me by slamming the Global War on Terrorism or the US goals in that war. As far as I am concerned, we can send guys like me to go after them or we can wait for them to come back to us again. I died doing something I believed in and have no regrets except that I couldn't do more.
This will probably be the longest email most of you have ever received from me. More that one of you complained on multiple occasions about my brief emails.
I have requested to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery and would like you to attend, but I understand if you can't make it.
There will also be a party in Vegas with a 100k to help pay for travel, room, and a party. I want you to be happy for the time we had, not the future we won't.
Never regret not calling, writing enough, keeping in touch, or visiting. I was always away and thought of you all as much, if not more, than you thought of me. Time keeps rolling and so should my family and friends. The only thing I ask is that you toast me every so often, because you know I'll be watching and wanting to be with you. Don't spend any time crying for me, because I'll bet you I am having a ball right now wherever I am.
I will look in on all of you and help whenever I can. I love you all!


This story did not make the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it was buried somewhere in the county news section. An American hero who died contributing to the betterment of the human condition is blithely ignored by the Inquirer. Casey Sheehan's "mother" had the front page marquee for weeks, yet the real heroes of this war are brushed aside. Is this the liberal meaning of "fair and balanced" reporting?

Posted at 11:02 pm by skyeblue

Thanks Skye

3 comments:

  1. No Thanks to me, Troll. The thanks belongs to the real heroes of the War on Terror - The men and women serving in our military.

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  2. Thanks for sharing.

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