26 December 2006

WGRather wrote:

 It is with a Sad heart that I report HN Kyle A. Nolen 21, From Ennis , TX KIA in IRAQ IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec 26,2006   
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who
was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom
Hospitalman Kyle A. Nolen, 21, of Ennis , Texas
, died Dec. 21 in Al
Anbar Province, Iraq, as a result of enemy action. Nolen was assigned
to H Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Regimental Combat
Team 7, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, 29 Palms, Calif .

Another hero is gone lost during a battle in a foreign land These angels of mercy taken from us much too soon A knock at the door, a family
's heart is broken by the news
That we lost another corpsman/medic today   His buddies in battle know the truth before his family They will grieve his loss because he was their Doc Their lifelineāt heir safety net at their friend and their brother is gone  They lost another corpsman/medic today   He was there for them, he was a part of them, the bond between them

Forever strong.  They knew he had their back.  When needed he would come
He hated the calls for him for he knew it was bad .

When the call came Corpsman Up or Medic he was there; but now no more for
We lost another corpsman/medic today. As men go to future battles, the corpsman/medic will also go To be there for his men when they need him the most Bandaging wounds, giving encouragement, keeping them from deaths door They lost a friend, a brother, his memory will linger when the words ring out We lost another corpsman/medic today. 


 We kind of had a feeling this was coming when I heard a Sailor was killed with 4 Marines last week.  It is the nature of our job.  Our hearts and Prayers go out to HN Nolen's family and Friends.  God Speed.  Sucks especially during this time of year.  Really a Damn Shame. by Doc CroneNote: came to me via an email from a fellow Veteran CorpsmanThe Chief. HMC(AW, FMF) Darrell F. Crone