Honoring a Fallen Soldier

 When I reached Colville on my way home yesterday I was emotionally moved by the reader boards outside each business that honored Army Sgt. 1st Class Wyatt A. Goldsmith.
 The town lost one of their own when he died  at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan, on July 15, 2011 while serving his country as a Special Force combat medic in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. He was 26 years old.
 Community members from Deer Park to Colville lined Highway 395 last Saturday as law enforcement, firemen, and military personnel escorted his body to the funeral home. Many waved flags, held their hands over their hearts, or just stood in silence.
 I love how communities pull together in northeastern Washington to support each other in happy and tragic times. Thank you Wyatt A. Goldsmith for your sacrifice.


  1. How very sad. I appreciate all he did for our country. Prayers for his family...

  2. a tear stained comment.

    I long for a world without fallen youth.


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