Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
From: Vicky Field
Subject: My son has been shot in Falujah..
I wanted to get everyone to pray for my son Chad. Today, Sunday, I got a call from the Army that my son had been shot in the head. I am asking for all your prayers.
He was in a Humvee going through Falujah fighting and a gang of militia fighters fired on the Humvee and hit Chad in the head. The driver got him out of the city and took him to Baghdad. He was in fatal condition, but now has
Please pray that my son will not have brain damage and that he will be restored and healed by the blood of Jesus, and the grace of God.
I ask for you to pass this prayer request on so there will be many prayer warriors praying for him.
Thank you so much and I will try to keep you updated on his condition. God Bless
Please pray for this young soldier and please pass this request along to those who will pray for him.
Origins: A 27 December 2004 article posted on the iraqwarnews.net web site detailed the efforts of Soldiers' Angels, an Internet-based volunteer group, to assist Vicky Fields in tracking down her son, Jeremy Chad Snowden, after the was shot in the head while serving in Iraq at the end of
Field told how she first heard her son was wounded, when she checked voicemails on her cell phone at church.
"I ran into the church to get help. Some of the elders called the Army back.
Two days later, Chad's 17-year-old sister got a telephone call from one of his friends in Iraq, Field wrote. "He promised my daughter and told her to tell me that he and his brother LeRon would go find Chad in the hospital in Baghdad and report back to us."
The pair tracked Chad down. "He whispered to Chad and said: 'Chad it's LeRon, Lonnie's brother from boot camp, do you remember?' and Chad did a
"He then said, 'Chad, I want you to know we love you, bud, and your mom and sisters love you and they're coming to get you, do you hear me?' and Chad raised his hand up in the air and waved it back and forth."
Soldiers' Angels volunteers helped the family track Chad's progress during a stopover at the Landstuhl Army medical center in Germany, until his parents could meet him at Walter Reed.
Because only a small part of the brain was damaged or destroyed, Snowden did not lose his mobility, nor senses, only some of his mental capabilities.
Recovery continued to be rapid. In weeks he was ready to be transferred to a military rehabilitation trauma brain injury hospital. His transfer from Walter Reed Hospital to the needed rehabilitation center was being delayed, possibly for months, by the overload of paperwork required for transfers. Snowden’s mother, Vicki Field, was in Washington with her son. The prospect on his needed treatment being delayed ignited her into action.
Because of Field’s driving concern for her son, she has been employed by the Department of Defense in a new operation to see that no severely wounded and disabled veterans or survivors are not [sic] lost in the paper shuffle. She is the Texas Advocate for Support of Severely Injured Military Residing in Texas. What she does is seek out wounded and injured veterans and families needing available assistance from government agencies and communities.
McClellan, Burl. "Injured Soldier Planning College." Hood County News. 6 May 2005. Moore, Kirk. "Group Now Assists Parents of Wounded." iraqwarnews.net. 27 December 2004.