As the casualty figures rise faster and faster for our troops in Iraq, it is easy for many of us to only see the figures. Yet, behind each number there is a name, a family and a community that knew each and every soldier that went to fight for this godforsaken war. One of those soldiers was Sgt. Kimel Watt. This twenty-one year old joined the Army for a better life, yet he was blown up by a roadside bomb instead.
His family is devastated, their son is taken from them with so much more life to live. One of the hardest things to do in life is to lose a child and now the Watt family has to take on that task as do hundreds of parents every month that hear the grim news from Iraq.
From The Daily News:
His heartbroken dad, Clifton Watt, 63, said Kimel was "a wonderful son" who joined the Army right out of Automotive High School in Brooklyn, hoping to get computer training for a civilian career.
"He was really good with computers," the father said, but added sadly his son never got the training he sought.
"He just wanted to get a good job and help the family," the father said, sitting in the living room of the family home on Hemlock St. in East New York, his eyes welling.
"Now, he's gone, and I don't know if we can live without him."
Kimel leaves behind his mother, father and five siblings. Mr. President, how much more of this do we have to take?