Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Brian

This past Friday a good friend of mine was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Major Brian Mescall was only 30 days from returning home when an IED struck his vehicle. The blast killed him and two others, and left a 4th Soldier in critical condition.

Brian is survived by his parents, his fiancee, Kirsten, and his 5-yr old son, Nathan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of these Soldier's families.


17 comments:

The Dunns said...

Angie, I'm so sorry. What a sad loss. I'll be praying for everyone involved.

The Smith's said...

In my prayers. I am so sorry.

Katie said...

Oh no. This is just awful. I am so sorry, Angie. My heart goes out to you and to his family. What an awful tragedy....

Mommy Fats said...

You and Allen are in my heart and prayers Angie. I am so sad to hear about such a loss. When you talk to the family, please give them our condolences.

sara said...

You guys are in our prayers.

Aunt Myrtle said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's passing.

Farrah said...

I'm so sorry, Angie. I do pray that this war is soon ceased.

Harrisongranny said...

I just read the blog and burst into tears. Apparently, that is never far away from me...as far as this war is concerned.

I am so sorry Allen...I can't imagine how something like that affects another soldier...but I know it must be extremely difficult.

I pray God's Peace for the family left without him.

Anonymous said...

From the photo he looks like a fun loving guy and good friend to Allen. I am so sad for your loss of such a dear friend, and for his surviving family.
Christal

Cecilia Kirkman said...

Allen,
Thank you for posting this adorable picture of Brian. He is my cousin Jack & Peggy's son and I have not seen him in several years, since our last family reunion. This picture shows what a happy guy he was and everyone is right, we was a super nice human being and we should all strive to live our lives that way.
Thank You! Cecilia Kirkman

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss and pray for an end to the war. Thank goodness you're coming home and won't have to face it again.

Vicki

The Matthaidess' said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. If you guys need anything, please let us know.

Kellie

Anonymous said...

Allen,
I am thankful that you are back with your family.
Gina

Anonymous said...

I am very saddened about your loss of a friend and a fellow soldier. Obviously he served his country and soldiers with honor. He is one of America's best who will be sorely missed and never replaced or forgotten. May his family be comforted that his ultimate selfless sacrifice was made while in the serivce of securing freedom and defending against the cruelty of tyrants. HOOAH Brian!!!

Bob/Dad/Pawpaw

Laura said...

What Bob/Dad/Pawpaw said.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of a good friend! My prayers are with you all! It's times like these that we know how brave and courageous our soldiers are and we salute you and all those that are serving our country!
So glad you guys will be home soon!

Lysandra said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I know how heart breaking it is to lose a friend. Best wishes to his family in their time of grief and need.