`Granny, don’t worry about me. I‘m not afraid because I know where I’m going if something happens to me.`

“He loved his family. He loved his country and he was willing to give his life to protect his family and protect his country. He was a great American.”

Her grandson, who turned 30 in June, was stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and had been in the service for about eight years, she said.

She recalled one of the last conversations she had with him.

“I told him to be careful and he said, ‘Granny, don’t worry about me.‘ He said ’I‘m not afraid because I know where I’m going if something happens to me.’ Aaron was a Christian and he stood firm in his faith,” she said, her voice heavy with emotion.

“He’s with the Lord now, and I’ll see him again some day.”

The United States will have a permanent presence in Australia~Good for Australia and Good for America (Ties that Bond)

From Apache Clips:

It was rumoured and today it was confirmed. The United States will have a permanent presence in Australia. This is the best news of my life. Theres 250 million rabid Indonesians a punt kick from our shores. The Chinese are making their presence felt in the tiny Pacific Nations and Papua New Guinea. The Ruskies have designs on our Antarctic Territory, so an old ally is more than welcome IMHO. Not all Aussies will welcome this, we are after all a democracy. However the protest will be nothing like if this had been announced in the 70s 80s or 90s. The protest generation has shrunk. Kids are too smart nowdays, they will mostly want Uncle Sam down here. There is already a mini America in the Northern Territory including Pine Gap listening station. Up there the yanks get their cars shipped over and anything else from home, so its kinda odd to see US number plates driving around, yank accents in the streets, its very weird. For people like me, it means more ships and planes to see! So far both Governments have gone out of their way to avoid the term “bases”. China has in the past accused Australia of being the southern pincer of the American crab. Gotta love their wicked talk. Its a pity, because the chinese have been here since the Gold Rush in the 1840s. We kinda like me, they love a beer, a bet, swear, dont like governments, generally fit in very well, unlike their Government.