Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Denton soldier dies in Iraq

I bent over to pick up the paper and my heart jumpd out of my chest. So far, two of our soccer players have had dads sent to Iraq in the past year. One of them is still there.

I gasped as I picked up the paper and the headline read: Denton soldier killed in Iraq. I immediately pulled the paper out of the plastic bag to read the name.

*sigh of relief* It wasn't BR's dad. Thank God. Then, I felt bad for the family of Spc. Ernie Dallas Jr. My prayers are with his family. First Denton soldier killed in this war. I hope it is the last.


  • At 4:05 PM, July 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That man was the uncle of a little girl in my preschool class...She brought a picture of him for show and tell a few weeks ago and was so upset because she missed him she couldn't talk - now this. They were really close. I almost cried when I got the news - i can only imagine how hurt she is.


  • At 9:51 PM, July 28, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh, that is so sad ... bless her little heart.

  • At 6:35 PM, July 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    we will all miss him, and i remember the lat day he came to visit us before he left agian to iraq and i would have never thought this would happen to him he was our very close friend more like a brother, like family and i couldt beleave the news his family gave us that afternoon, but he is in our prayers every night for him and his family
    we love you ernie

  • At 8:17 PM, August 07, 2005, Blogger odessa1011 said…

    After sifting through the many articles on the Internet and saving each one that mentioned the name of our cousin Ernie Dallas, I came across your posted message and the replied comments. I want to thank you all for caring and sharing as this shows us your appreciation for our dearly missed family member. You are showing that his spirit still lives in the heart of each person he touched. We cannot put into words the amount of pride that we have for all that he had done during his short life. We loved him and will miss him *very* much.

    In regards to his niece, Ernie was like a second father to her. He loved and adored her as she did him. There wasn’t a time where she wasn’t in his arms while he looked at her with a loving smile and glee in his eyes. As a close-knit family we will continue to be there and offer support to guide her and our family through their time of grief. I think that if there was one thing that we would want others to know is that we don’t regret, but rather respect and honor Ernie for fighting for our country. May GOD bless each individual during this time of war.


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