How do we honor those who are injured or die when called in the service of a false cause?
Elena Cothran, whose son Lance Cpl. Derrick Cothran was killed in Iraq on April 15, kisses the hand of her son's widow Victoria as the soldier's sister Antoinette C. Hebert (L) looks on.
Michael DeMocker / Times-Picayune
The accompanying T-P article:
"Derrick loved his job so much," Victoria Cothran said. "I'm just so proud of him. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way."
Previously on PGR, "The great tragedy of war":
The great tragedy of war is that those who don't survive never have the opportunity to see how their lives and families would have turned out. They never have the opportunity to say whether it truly was a cause worth dying for, after the fact of their deaths, although the living sure feel free to speak for them.
Shame on YOU! Using Derriks to down HIS president! Derrik knew his sacrifice. He left college to become a marine. His brother T.J. is also a marine. T.J. was givent the option not to go to Iraq (which he has been called to do) since he was the last son of Ted's (Derriks father)to carry on his name. T.J. says he needs to go. This family has a strong belief in God. They are not only serving our country, but serving our religious freedoms. Please do not bring our family down! Derrick loved his country, loved his president, and most of all...Love God.
Being that this goes against what you believe in...it probadly wont be posted!
Oh and by the way...His wife, Victoria..is also a Marine! They all joined the Marines after the war had begun.
God bless the Conthrans!
Family of the Cothrans and Martinez's (maternal side of Derrik)