I speak of my dear friend Diane often here so I thought it would be good to share this wonderful article by Melanie Morgan. She did a telephone interview with Diane at 6:10 am PST this morning which awesome.
Posted: January 4, 2008 by Melanie Morgan
1:00 a.m. Eastern
Even in death, Lance Cpl. Travis Layfield is reaching back to his family.
The Fremont, Calif., Marine was just 19 when he laid down his life in Iraq, one of 20,000 Camp Pendleton Marines fighting off murderous Islamic radicals around Fallujah and Ramadi on April 6, 2004.
Ten others died that day for freedom.
Although Layfield's life ended in a blood-red frozen moment of gunfire, the family left behind to mourn his death continues to receive words of love and support.
There's an almost supernatural connection as well that continues to provide a bond to their fallen hero.
During the funeral services at the Golden Gate Cemetery in San Bruno honoring Cpl Travis and his Lakota Sioux roots on his father's side, a hint of his continuing spirit came when a gust of wind knocked over the photograph of the young Marine. His family stood in wonderment, interpreting the moment as a sign from Travis that he loved all of them from above.
Last fall, a DNA test confirmed that Travis Layfield left more behind than his loving spirit. Diane Layfield, Travis' mother, found out that he left a young son.
Here is the link to listen to Diane's interview from this morning get out the kleenex! Great job Diane! Pass this along please.
Check off the Friday dot and click onto whatever mediaplayer you want to use, I use Windows Media. Then select 6am hours and click go, she went on the air at around 6:15 am
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