It has been a tough week for the Washington state military community.
Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, 23, of Lodi, N.J.
On May 3rd, two soldiers from Company B, 321st Engineer Battalion of the U.S. Army Reserve, Hayden Lake, Idaho were killed.
Staff Sgt. Coby G. Schwab, 25, of Puyallup, Wash.
Coby's unit was one of those adopted for the Operation Support Our Troops Santa's Soldiers event that I took part in last November. His wife PFC Mallory A. Schwab serves in the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3-2 SBCT, also out of Fort Lewis.
Operation Support Our Troops is planning a tribute at the Freedom Bridge for this weekend:
To borrow from Echo9er ...
May God hold them in his hands and may their families carry them forever in their hearts.