Thursday, August 22, 2013

Honoring the Sacrifice of Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., Rest In Peace

Master Sgt George A Bannar Jr, Special Forces, Green Beret, Afghanistan
War is Darwinism in reverse. We lose the best, the brightest, the most courageous, self-motivated people our nation produces. War is the most irrational act in which mankind regularly--no, CONTINUOUSLY--engages.

Please join me in honoring one of our heroes. When Master Sgt. Bannar first raised his hand and took that oath, he, like everyone else who has ever done that, knew then, he could lose his life over the words he just uttered. He uttered those words because he loved us, and he never even met us, he didn't have to, he knows what kind of people Americans really are, and that our Union is worth dying for. That is why we all raise our hand.

De Oppresso Liber, "To Liberate the Oppressed," the motto of the Green Beret.

Fort Bragg's Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, died while fighting for "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday. He was in the province of Wardak in Afghanistan and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Bannar Jr. was from Orange, Va. and passed away on August 20 after he was injured when enemy forces attacked his unit, military officials said.

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