Reality of war has reared its ugly form for Pennsylvania. As you may have known, 4 soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard have lost their life in the past week in the War on Terrorism. One of those soldiers was from my unit, although not from my base. Upon hearing that news, I felt displaced. I personally did not know the soldier, but I knew of him. I had served with him in Bosnia along with his father. Now his father I know from working side by side with him. His father had since retired and did not come on this adventure. I am sure that the news of his son's death will be hard on the family and I pray for them. Right now I don't know how to feel for I still feel a bit detached. The tragedy didnt happen here where I am so the emotions of those effected is not surrounding me. I ask that all who read this take the time today to have a moment of silence for the men and women who have lost their lives during the War on Terrorism. Not just today, but everyday take a moment and say a prayer for the soldiers and their loved ones who they have left in the comforts of their lives to fight terrorism and a special prayer for those who have lost their lives protecting America. I can only hope I don't have many more of these posts and especially anyone close to me. War can be ugly and War is hell. I only pray that I make it through this Hell and come home.