Military archbishop mourns victims of Afghan helicopter crash
CWN - August 09, 2011
Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA issued a statement on August 8 mourning the death of 30 Americans and eight Afghanis in an August 4 helicopter crash--the deadliest single incident for US troops in the decade-long conflict. 1,729 US troops, along with thousands of Afghan civilians, have now lost their lives in the war.
“I express my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the valiant members of the Armed Forces and the Afghani citizens who perished in the helicopter crash and the recent fighting in the Tangi Province of Afghanistan,” Archbishop Broglio said. “Their death is one more reminder of the terrible tragedy of war and its toll on all people. No person of good will is left unmoved by this loss.”
“As we pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of their families, we also raise our hearts and minds to Almighty God and beg for the elusive gift of peace on earth and harmony among all people,” he added.
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