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Another soldier gives his life for us

No sooner had we dealt with the fact that we’ve been fighting Iraq for a grueling five years – with Ennis-area fatalities numbering three over the space of a 12- month period – than we received word that another local serviceman had lost his life in battle.
Will O’Brien may not be an Ennisite but we count him as our own, being from Rice, a town only about 10 miles down the road from the Bluebonnet City. Certainly many Ennis residents are familiar with his mother’s downtown Rice restaurant, a popular destination for a home-cooked, made-from- scratch lunch menu.
The Ennis Daily News was on hand at Friday’s candlelight vigil, and while the mood was largely somber, there was also joy expressed for the good life led by 19-year-old Will –– as a special son and brother, a genuine friend, a dedicated soldier and a boy with a dream to be a great golfer.
His death cut short that dream but it can’t touch the love his family and community feel for him as they prepare to lay the young warrior to rest.
Last week we asked readers to remember our local boys lost in the War on Terror –– Chad Domino, Tim Gauna, Kyle Nolen and Aaron Latimer.
Now Will O’Brien is added to the list of local men who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and we ask you to remember him and to pray for his grieving family.

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