I just read in The New York Times that American Veterans are heading to Ukraine to volunteer to help fight against the Russian Army. According to The New York Times, He is identified only as Hector, who is a retired US Marine, who served two violent tours in Iraq, boarded a plane this weekend to Warsaw, Poland. The Times goes on to say he packed several bags filled with rifle scopes, helmets, and body armor, which were donated by other veterans.
Hector says, “sanctions can help but they cannot help right now.” The Times reports that he is one of a surge of retired American soldiers heading to Ukraine as well as preparing to go.
President Zelensky announced that he was creating an “international legion” to fight the Russians. Hector says that he hopes to train the Ukrainians in his expertise, armored vehicles and heavy weapons. Hector says that there are a lot of Vets who have trained for this kind of warfare all their lives, and many will be going very soon.
When I read this story, I was just in awe of the courage of our Veterans who are now retired but who have placed their entire lives on hold to go over and help defend a sovereign nation who is being assaulted by a bully like Putin! Please join me in praying for these “American Band of Brothers” who very well may die on foreign soil as volunteers for a war that is not theirs! What true American Heroes these Veterans are! May God be with them in their quest to defeating the evil empire that is attempting to pervade a sovereign nation as well as Europe.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26
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