Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pray for This Soldier [SK]

    Text message from our son Tyler, serving in a combat role in Afghanistan:

[Warning: Graphic and disturbing content]

    hey dad. today was a really emotional day for me and a few other soldiers that were with me. there was a little afghan girl at the age of 6 that stepped on a pressure plate IED today and the afghan police brought her to us as fast as they could. we brought her back to our compound to give her first aid and care for her. pretty much the entire right side of her body was blown off and she lost her right arm. we tried to care for her as much as we could but we couldnt save her...she ended up dying on the operating table when we tried to stabalize her and wait for the medevac helicopter to come in and pick her up. i cant describe how i feel right now but i could just about throw up right now. just pray for me please and pray for the family of that little girl.
thanks dad, love you


  1. My heart and prayers go to your son. I imagine seeing such a tragedy is impossible to cope with by yourself and God will be the only one who can help him really deal with that kind of pain. God is loving and good and I am sure you will be comforting him as well Mr. Klusendorf. God bless you and your friends for your brave service that places you in heart-breaking situations like this. Praying for you all.

  2. You have my prayers from Switzerland in this Holly Thursday!!

  3. Dear Lord, I ask for strength for Tyler and his buddies who are suffering after this horrific event. Bathe them with you Spirit, who is the great comforter and ultimately give them peace knowing they did everything they could to save this precious little girl. I also lift up her family Lord as they grieve her loss. Please bring your truth to this dark, dark country. In Jesus name, Amen.

  4. How horrible. I will be praying for your son. I can't imagine what that must be like.

  5. What a great reminder that their is still a great battle raging...

    ...know that your son has an army on heaven and earth.


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