Condolences to the Family of Cpt Robert Secher:
I am deeply saddened to see that another soldier has been KIA in the Middle East. Our family wants you to know that we grieve with you over the loss of another precious soul such as Michael. I know from first hand experience what you are feeling and what you must be going through since I lost my son in Ramadi, Iraq on December 1, 2005, SFC Brent A. Adams.
I know there is nothing I can say at this point in time that will ease your pain and sorrow over the terrible loss of your brave and courageous son Michael. We know your hearts are broken and devastated and there is now a void and deep sadness in your heart that will never be filled. It is like a scar that will always remain with you. May it help you to know that there are others who share your pain, your agony and your sorrow over this terrible loss. While the pain will probably never leave but lessen some with time, we pray the Lord gives you comfort, peace and strength to help you cope with this earth shattering loss no parent ever wants to experience.
This is an extremely difficult time, but hold on to those wonderful memories of your brave soldier….the ones that make you laugh and remember with joy the moments that you shared. The laughter between all those tears is one of the ways that will help you work through your grief. Michael is a hero (a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities) and even though we were not fortunate enough to know him we pray for you and all your family and for all those men and women serving our country so valiantly. Our children have made the ultimate sacrifice and they will always be honored and never forgotten. Unfortunately these tragic events have bound all of us together and changed our lives forever. God Bless you and all those who mourn the loss of OUR FALLEN HEROES and thank you for the courageous service your soldier preformed for us all. We wait for the day we can be reunited once again with our loved ones in the Lord’s House. You now have your own guardian angel to watch over all of you. If you feel the need to talk about your son we would be glad to listen and hear more about the life of your loved one. It may help to talk with someone else who has lost their brave soldier too.
Barb Benard (Proud and loving mother of SFC Brent A. Adams KIA 12/1/05)