God Speed SSG Michael Lammerts

This is what living in a small community is all about. This funeral happened just the other day and as you can see, many in western New York turned out to honor this soldier/husband/son/father who lost his life to the murderous act by one of those we are over there to train and mentor. This includes an entire school who stopped classes and came out to the road to honor this soldier of their community.

SSG Lammerts was on his third combat tour (first one to Afghanistan) and was mentoring Afghan border police when the bastard turned of the Americans and killed SSG Lammerts and one other soldier.

It is tough enough to lose a loved one to an enemy, but somewhat anticipated. It is much tougher when one of those we are trying to train and empower turns on us and slays our soldiers.

 

 

4 thoughts on “God Speed SSG Michael Lammerts”

  1. Mike was a great friend to me for 20+ years. He’s missed very much by his family and friends. He will never be forgotten.

    1. Mike also was a good friend to me for almost as long as Brett. He loved his children and wife more than anything and did everything for them he could. He was one of the best people I’ve ever known, and the best friend a guy could ever ask for.

  2. Mike was a good friend and acquaintance to me and is one of the most courageous men I know. He is a true hero and one hell of a warrior. Mike was my inspiration for joining the army I always respected him for the man he was. Mike you will always be missed but never forgotten I will always have spot for you in my heart and I thank you for your sacrifice its because of men like you that we can all live here in peace and freedom I only wish we didn’t have to lose such a great person to have these benefits. RIP my friend you truly are a hero and my idol I wish you were here you will never be forgotten.

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