December 29, 2010

'We will never run' from The Unknown Soldiers by (Tom Sileo)

The Unknown Soldiers: 'We will never run' -

If you passed by Jim Corzine's house on Christmas Eve in Roxana, Illinois, you wouldn't have seen an elaborate display of lights for the holidays. The simple, poignant sign pictured above conveyed what was on his family's minds this year."

Please pray for Lance Cpl. Ken Corzine, U.S.M.C, 12-05-10. While on patrol in Afghanistan, lost both legs & 1 arm to an I.E.D. explosion detonated by the cowardly Taliban."

Jim's nephew, who often went by Kenny, was in the midst of a courageous three-week battle against catastrophic injuries suffered in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Instead of enjoying the holidays, the Marine and his immediate family spent the morning of Christmas Eve inside Maryland's Bethesda Naval Hospital. As dark clouds and chilly pre-Christmas wind pressed against the hospital window, Lance Cpl. Corzine passed away at the age of 23, just moments after the clock struck noon.

To appreciate what this Marine meant to his family, one can look no further than the words of his grandmother, Sharon, who spoke to KTVI-TV after her grandson was wounded in combat.

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