Sunday, May 27, 2007

Brittney Murray (girlfriend of Army Spc. Justin Rollins)

"He really did believe in what he was fighting for." --Rhonda Rollins, mother

Welcome *who says you need a band of gold to mourn a soulmate?*, Brittney Murray, famous girlfriend of famous US Army Spc. Justin Rollins, to the club that nobody wants to become a member of. Ever.

Army Spc. Rollins was a member of the 82nd Airborne and was killed March 5, 2007 in Iraq in the village of Samarra.

Rollins is shown here holding "Hero," a puppy he found the night before he died.

"After Murray saw the photos, she sought help finding the short-haired dog, named Hero as a reminder of the man who planned to propose to her on his next visit home."

"It was the last bit of happiness Justin had," said Brittney Murray.

"Hero arrived Thursday night at Kennedy International Airport in New York and arrived in New Hampshire overnight."

"Rollins was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with a baseball signed by Red Sox player David Ortiz, who met him last summer shortly before Rollins's unit was deployed."

To Brittney, to Hero, to the entire Rollins family, we wish you mourning joy all the days of your lives.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What's black and white and goes up and down twenty times a day?

A: A nun doing push-ups

Mourning Quote:

"The tradition holds that love and compassion are the source of happiness." --The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen,m Buddhist monk

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open your joy-nal. Set the timer for ten.

The topic is: My source of happiness is...

Write something.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


1 comment:

  1. Linda,

    What a special tribute to Justin Rollins. It made me cry.

    Your blog is so wonderful! Every time I visit it, I leave being more thankful for my family and friends (like you) and saying a prayer for the people I read about here.

    Suzanne Lieurance


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