Got this email from Norma McCorvey (yes, we're on each other's email lists) on Nov. 10, and both Norma and Clayton have given me permission to post this:
The Passing of a Soldier & Son"John Byron Trotter was born October 6, 1979, the son of Susan and Clayton Trotter. After graduating from high school in Blanco, Texas, he enlisted in the Army Infantry. He was posted in Washington, DC. with the Honor Guard and performed duties such as guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns and the President and the White House, and burial ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. He also served in the Pentagon and as a rescue working following 9/11, performing mortuary duty. Following his re-enlistment, he was posted in Korea, where he served one year until his division was sent to Iraq.
"Yesterday in Iraq there was a young man, a soldier, a son, a husband, a father, Byron Trotter, who was shot and is 'Passing Through the Veil.'
"He is the son of Clayton Trotter, our dear Brother in Christ Jesus, who is the Lead Council at Operation Outcry: Silent No More / The Justice Foundation. Clay also just lost his uncle, in Franklin, TN, some two weeks ago. Please pray for his family and for his son's soul while going through the Valley. We will miss him here on Earth, but hope we will rejoice with him someday in the Father's Kingdom. +
In His Promise, Norma McCorvey"
"He was killed by small arms fire during a patrol in Arramadi, Iraq while serving as a sergeant with A Company, 1st Battalion, 503 Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division."
We're not asking but if anyone is so inclined to help the young son of this man:
"The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the John Byron Trotter Scholarship Fund through The Justice Foundation, to first educate Austin John Trotter, Byron’s son, and, then, other children of servicemen who died in the service of their country. Condolences and donations made payable to the The Justice Foundation may be sent to the Foundation at 8122 Datapoint, Suite 812, San Antonio, Texas 78229. Memorial services will be held Sunday in San Antonio. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery."