Marine Sgt. Bill Cahir was a public servant his whole life.
He served as a congressional staffer, as a journalist, as a political candidate and, finally, as a Marine reservist in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“There it was,” Cahir wrote. “My last, best chance to serve.”
Cahir served two tours of duty in Iraq, blending his military work with his journalism.
A year ago, Cahir bought a home in Pennsylvania and settled down to run for Congress, filing for the 5th Congressional District seat left open by the retirement of Rep. John Peterson.
Cahir was one of three Democrats in the race, and he faced criticism for living away from State College for so long. However, Cahir was quick to emphasize his roots, talking about the hospital where he was born, recalling his youth and greeting a former English teacher from the dais at a political forum.
On the stump, Cahir advocated a responsible exit from the war in Iraq and pushed for universal health coverage…………Rest Here
But when Capt. Jason C. Brezler recalled his friend and colleague Bill Cahir, he honed in on Cahir’s dedication to his comrades and country.
“On paper I was his commanding officer and team leader,” Brezler said. “But his opinion mattered to me as much as any senior officer.” ………..Read Rest Here
Rest In Peace with the rest of your, and those of us who preceded in our service to, brothers and sisters, the best of the best, who have fallen while in service to your country, right or wrong it’s policies may be, the Noble Cause becomes the protection of those serving with you and they to you!
Maybe some day we will find this countries promised direction once more, that which we had pride once of what we said we were and in many ways showed that, maybe!
The above could be about any of the 5,149 who have fallen, and that continues, in these occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and while the Country was burying Sgt. Cahir at Arlington two more U.S. and two British troops were killed in Afghanistan, from the many cities and small towns around this country, but it’s just one of the recent Honors given to those who serve with pride and honor, their country and constitution.
The pride and honor from many, in this country, seems more towards tearing it and the constitution apart, especially that coming from the extreme groups, and present and previous public servants, given the microphones and press to loudly condemn anything and everything and not backtracking and apologizing when caught in their many lies, just bringing on more!