A prayer for an Army family

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Two days ago, a Soldier from my unit, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan.  SSG Michael Ollis, 24 years old, was killed when Taliban insurgents attacked FOB Ghazni with a vehicle-borne IED, indirect mortar fire, and small arms fire. The insurgents penetrated the wall of the base, and remained inside, fighting for 6 hours.  

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FOB Ghazni is controlled by Polish forces.  Soldiers from 2-22IN moved through FOB Ghazni on their way north while leaving Ghazni, only a couple of weeks from returning home.  SSG Ollis made it 8 months. This was his third deployment to a combat zone.

I ask that you say a prayer for his mother and father, the two surviving members of his family.

“Deeds Not Words”

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2 thoughts on “A prayer for an Army family

    Lou said:
    August 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    My thoughts and prayers will be for the family and friends of SSG Hollis.

    Jennifer said:
    September 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Prayers for all that had the privilege/honor of knowing/meeting him. He is/was an amazing friend/soldier/son/brother. He will be greatly missed.

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