Private First Class Jon Townsend, 19, of Claremore, Oklahoma was laid to rest yesterday, September 28th, 2012. He was murdered on September 16th by an Afghan “policeman” he was charged with training. The second video below is about Angel Flight, the men and women who have the sad privilege of returning American heroes to their families.
He married his high school sweetheart while on a leave from Afghanistan and deployed again only three days later. Three days married. That’s all. PFC Townsend was due home in about 45 days.
“He was a young man, very much in love. He cherished his family. He was proud of his faith and was never ashamed to show it,” Farriss said.
Strong said, “He loved his country. He loved his church. He loved the community and he loved the Lord.”
In addition to his patriotism and strong Christian faith, Townsend was also remembered for his smile and sense of humor. Source: News on 6
God bless and comfort his beautiful wife, the Townsend family and his friends, in their grief.
Angel Flight: Returning American Heroes to Families (video)
Thanks to dear friend dj for the Angel Flight Video.