The Naked Emperor

11 June 2008

Sad Local News

It was said that the tree of Liberty must occasionally be watered with the blood of Patriots.

Last Sunday, our liberty was fed a bit more.

A local man, Cpl. Justin Mixon, was killed by an armor piercing IED in his vehicle. He was with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

He is survived by his wife, Tia, and a son, Tony.

Cpl. Mixon was welcomed home in by police, fire, and anonymous well wishers along the route from Bogalusa, through Franklinton, to Friendship Baptist Church, just east of my house, where his father, Walter is Pastor.

He was laid to rest in the family cemetery on Hwy 16, just a bit east.

We didn't know him personally, but we ask that you keep him and his family in your thoughts.

To the family, we hope you know that we, as a community, are very proud of Justin, and deeply grateful for the sacrifice he, and you, made for our liberty.

with deepest thanks,

The Naked Emperor

(Thanks to the Amite Tangi Digest and Melissa Harrison for the source material)


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