Michael Robert Girdano
West Point, 2007
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by 2LT Chad Lorenz on August 6, 2008:
While Mike and I crossed paths only a few times during our 4 years at West Point, I was privileged to be in his unit upon deployment to Afghanistan. I am somewhat at a loss as to what to write, regarding his final weeks here in Afghanistan. A couple weeks ago, he stopped in the Brigade TOC where I work and we carried on a conversation for about 10 minutes. He had just come back from Bagram, where he had attended the memorial service for a soldier from his platoon who had been killed in an earlier IED strike. He appeared tired, but he was holding up very well and was glad to see one of his old classmates. We talked about operations here in Afghanistan-the role that he was playing here in support of the Brigade was very important. I can tell you without a doubt, he was doing his job here, and doing it well. It was an honor to have been able to serve with him, and his loss cannot be replaced.
My prayers are with you, his friends, and his family.
2LT Chad Lorenz
6-4 CAV, 3-1 IN DIV
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