Another sad day for Massachusetts

February 10, 2009

I hate having to write things like this...Because when I do, it means that another family is suffering, another community is grieving and another unit is missing one of their own.

Massachusetts has lost 2 more of our bravest citizens to the wars in Iraq & Afganistan.

LCpl Kevin T. Preach USMC, of Bridgewater, died on Saturday 2/8 at the Brook Army Medical Center, as a result of wounds that he suffered in an IED attack while serving with the 8th Marines in Afganistan. LCpl Preach was a 2007 graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School.

And my hometown of Leominster has lost a soldier, in action, Â for the first time since 1970.

Pvt. Jonathan Roberge, 21, was one of four American Soldiers killed yesterday in Mosul, Iraq, when a suicide car bomb hit their patrol. Pvt Roberge was a 2005 graduate of the Center for Technical Education at Leominster High School.

My heart goes out to the families, friends, and fellow Soldiers & Marines of LCpl Preach and Pvt Roberge.

Your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.