Monday, February 19, 2007


I sit here crying my eyes just breaks my heart.
We have a dear friend nicknamed Double C who we know from our job, as a matter of fact I have known him longer because I used to run a day care where his son was one of my preschoolers..that was over 16 years ago. Double C is a single father, with a huge heart and a wacky sense of humor..just a Dear Friend..
He has a son who left for boot camp 6 months or so before our he has already been sent to Iraq.

Tonight we received a phone call that his one and only child, his son, Branden, has been killed in Iraq.
I am just beside myself...I watched that child grow into a beautiful man..with a heart just as big as his is the info we received:

U.S. Army Private 1st Class Branden C. Cummings
Age: 20
From: Titusville, Florida
Assigned To: 1st BN, 12th Cavalry Reg, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Based In:Fort Hood, TX
Fatality Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Fatality Cause: Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Fatality Location: Ba'qubah, Iraq
I am numb...hug those you is just too damn short!
PLEASE say a prayer for Double C...I know he needs all the prayers he can get!!!


my78novata said...

OH Father give peace to those left behind comfort them as only you can AMEN.

What sad news how awful for this father and many others such as his friends like you. what  a terrible tradgedy

peoriaprincess said...

OMG, I am so very sorry.  I sent a copy of this post to my son who was also in Baqubah.  He is currently stateside at Fort Carson.  It is possible he knew Branden.  My son is set to re-deploy in May.  I am so sorry for this loss, this war truly breaks my heart.  R.I.P. Branden. You will never be forgotten.

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God Bless,
Dariana Donovan

ukgal36 said...

Another life lost so young.. breaks my heart.. i am truly sorry..prayers for double C and for you..

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dcmeyer420 said...

Praying for Double C and family. I now that this hit home for you too because of your boys. Praying for your boys too. Hugs to you.  

tendernoggle said...

I am praying ellie...I am praying...
God bless and comfort yout oo...
love ya,

mynamebecj said...

Ellie, honey I am so sorry.  I know how close to home this hits.  Wish I could be there to hold you and give you a shoulder to cry on.  Prayers for Double C and all of the family, as well as for you and the gang.  Hugs to all.


sjnunn340 said...

oh this is so sad - condonlances to the family

hugs to you all Stacey xxxxxx