Ten days ago I mentioned my coworker Carolyn's son Collin, who recently passed away from injuries sustained from a bomb explosion in Afghanistan. He was there to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Here is an article and a collection of photos of the memorial service held last Thursday, March 20. I wasn't able to attend the service, but I did go to the viewing. It was very moving to read the notes that several schools had sent to him, offering their support as he struggled to survive. Talking with Carolyn was as difficult as I expected it to be. I can not imagine the pain of losing a child.
Collin's body will be interned at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow, March 25, at 1:00 PM.