Army Cpl. Scott McIntosh was an acolyte at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Houston, TX and he will be buried with full honors there. In the same sanctuary where he served, where his mama watched him read Scriptures and light candles, she will say goodbye to a flag-draped coffin with his remains on Tuesday. He is with the Lord now. He leaves behind a wife and family but for me, a real face to put to this war–a name that represents so many more, and a mother whose son gave his all.
This could be my son. Let’s face it. It is the thought of most mothers of sons the same age when we hear of fallen soldiers. This is a boy whom I watched grow up who went to our church. He still looks ten years old to me with reddish hair and freckles, but he was a man who died in Iraq last week for our country. He was 26.
America is home of the free because of the brave. Thank you seems so small, but thank you with all my heart to the McIntoshes for their selfless son and his ultimate sacrifice. May His peace that surpasses all understanding comfort you.