Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shreveport Marine killed in Afghanistan

KTBS is reporting that a Marine from Shreveport has been killed in action.
Dakota Huse, 19, a 2009 graudate of Huntington High School was killed while on foot patrol. No more details are available at the present time.

I was just about to put up the Veterans Day post.  I think it is appropriate to post it here.
Following World War I President Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day. The Armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."
In 1953, a store owner from Kansas named Alfred King started a movement to expand the day to all veterans, not just those from WWI. He mounted a campaign and with the help of his congressman had a bill passed making it law. In 1954 the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day.
With the Uniform Monday Holiday act of 1971, it was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October. It 1978, in a rare moment of congressional lucidity, it was changed back to the original date.


  1. God bless the family of this young man.

  2. There are no words, just sadness and tears for this precious young man, and his grieving family and friends. God be near to them this day and in the coming brokenhearted days that will seem to be without end.

  3. What the others said. Rest peacefully, sir.


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