Dear Al-Abdalli family,
It greives me deeply to hear of the loss of my special freind. I know you are in terrible distress now, and all I can do is to pray for comfort for your whole family.
Emad and myself spent a great deal of time together on FOB Cobra in Iraq, and we shared a great deal of our lives and upbringing with each other. Learning even though we were raised oceans and worlds apart, we had the same dreams and beliefs.
If possible I would count it an honor if someone from the family would get in touch with me. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I will truly miss my brother from another mother! (This was what I would call myself to Emad when we emailed each other. It was something special between us.)
My heart aches for your family as it does for myself.
God Bless you all,