Our livejournal republican communities have lost a great American. I found this out through my friend Michelle and her republicanchks community and it saddens me to say that Crystal armysniperwifey was fatally shot. Her husband is currently deployed in Iraq helping to preserve our freedoms and protect us from the terrorist threat. He is currently enroute home to be with family and loved ones.
I have a few thoughts. First, it is tough to lose anyone, even if we just know them from a community. We on livejournal are very much like a family on here and a lot of us get to know each other as good friends. It is during times like these that we have to stay together and help each other out. Crystal will have our deepest respects and we will pray for her family and her husband's family during this tough time. May God be with you Crystal, and your family during this tough time. You will be missed by all of us.
Crystal Hurley-McDowell 4/2/82 - 9/5/05. We will never forget you and will always love you.
Ian...our thoughts are with you during this difficult time, and we will be here for you. Also, thank you for your service to our country and protecting us on a daily basis. We appreciate that and respect you very much for doing so.
For those in the community that need to talk or anything, please, let me know or let us know.