Thursday, September 20, 2007
Major Troy Gilbert UPDATE
As you know, the body of Major Troy Gilbert was recently used as propaganda by the enemy. Major Gilbert crashed his F-16 nearly a year ago while strafing terrorists who were firing on US ground forces. Although he died on impact, it took US forces a couple of hours to reach the crash site. By then terrorists, pathetic and evil as they are, had taken what remained of Major Gilbert.
Blackfive featured an article about Mrs. Ginger Gilbert. The day prior to reading this article I was sickened and demoralized to find out that the enemy had released a video using Major Gilbert's remains. After reading Mrs. Gilbert's words I was amazed at how tough she is, and reminded how strong we all needed to be while serving in Iraq. Whether she knows it or not, she's toughened up a lot of people out here, easily defeating the enemies purpose for putting out the video.
It's clear that the memory, and bravery, of her husband lives on in her.
posted by El Capitan at 1:29 PM
Amen to her toughness. She has a lot more spine than lots of people we hear about every. dang. day!8:42 PM
Wow. I'm amazed at her strength and spirit. What a woman!10:33 AM
Good for her.
One of the military wives' worst nightmares, but you always hope that if you were faced with it, you would rise to the occasion in a way that would honor his memory.