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October 7, 2004

A Loss for the Nation and the Neighborhood

One day in the future, when they tell their children about the father/grandfather whom they'd lost so long ago, the sons of Sgt. Christopher Potts should have reason to point to the world in which they live and say, "He helped to make these good outcomes possible." Sgt. Potts was killed, on Monday, in Iraq.

Although nothing but like loss can compare with the days through which the Potts family is now living, the war touches us all. Their house is in my neighborhood — on one of my dog-walking routes. As a citizen I can only offer them my condolences and gratitude. As a passer-by in the night, I will not fail to offer them my prayers.

God bring you into his embrace, Sgt. Potts. Although you leave an ugly world behind, it is a world that you undoubtedly helped to improve.

Posted by Justin Katz at October 7, 2004 6:53 AM