Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Army Pfc. David J. Bentz III - Never forget...Always remember...

"He wasn't rambunctious. He was on the quiet side. But out there on the field, he was tenacious. He'd get all over the place. I knew he would have fought for his country the same way." --Daniel Antonelli, assistant principal and soccer coach
Good Mourning, Everyone! Joy to you and me.
Today we welcome into the club nobody wants to joy-n, members of Griefcase sub-group, Not for Widows Only, famous stepmother, Kimberly Geonnotti, famous birth mother, Lena Butterworth, Bernadette Bentz, famous "third mother" and David Bentz Jr., famous father of famous Army Pfc. David J. Bentz III from Newfifeld, NJ.
On June 20, Army Pfc. David J. Bentz III was killed in Baghdad when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.
Pfc. Dvid J. Bentz III died for me and you.
He was 20 years old.
Pfc. David J. Bentz III enjoyed playing poker. He dreamed of becoming a professional card player when he left the Army. Before enlisting in the Army, he delivered pizzas.
To Kimberly Geonnotti, to Lena Butterworth, to Bernadette Bentz, to David Bentz Jr., to every friend, teacher, classmate, neighbor who had the honor of knowing Army Pfc. David J. Bentz III, sincerest condolences from a grateful nation. We wish you mourning joy all the days of your lives.
Mourning Joy:
Q: What would you call a 500 lb, bad-tempered gorilla with cotton in his ears?
A: Anything you want. It can't hear you
Mourning Quote:
"Then he looked up. There they were, way up in the sky! Bill had to get help fast. He would go to the man with the yellow hat. The man would know what to do."--from The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margret & H. A. Rey
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open your joy-nal. Set the timer for ten minutes.
Who is it you go to when you need help fast?
Write something. Go ahead. I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day, Everyone. And remember, we're not alone.

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