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As First Military Social Work Officer Killed in Action, Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera Was a 'Soldier of Kindness' TEXT and PHOTOS


Society & Culture  (tags: americans, sadness, military, mental health, PTSD, family, war, Afghanistan, society )

Carrie
- 674 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Army Lt. Col. Jeff Yarvis looked out at the cemetery where 41-year-old Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera, believed to be the first military social work officer killed in action by enemy fire, would be buried this day.



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Florence Eaise (132)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:31 pm
so very sad and tragic RIP Lt, Col. Jeff Yarvis Thanks Carrie noted
 

Carrie B. (305)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:38 pm
This is quite touching and will probably bring tears to your eyes, but it is worth reading.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:39 pm
This is quite touching and will probably bring tears to your eyes, but it is worth reading. Lt. Colonel David Cabrera was the soldier killed.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:47 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:00 pm
This did bring tears to my eyes. RIP Lt.Colonel David Cabrera. My deep sympathy to wife August and all family.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:20 pm
Where was his military funeral? His widow is on her knees, holding his remains. There is something wrong here.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:42 pm
Allan, did you not read the article or look at the photos?
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 1:41 pm
Thanks Carrie. One of the problems of war is that innocents as well as the guilty get killed/wounded etc.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:03 pm
Sorry Carrie - I don't know where my head was.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:06 pm
I read the story Carrie, as a Social Worker myself, a fellow citizen of this Country, the very least I could do was to learn of this man. From the words that came across, he seemed like a man that everyone who met him was glad he had been in their life. From humble beginnings even filled with tragic beginnings, he rose above it, instead of the harbouring of negative within the heart his heart was filled with love for others. He went to places he didn't have to go but knew he was needed.

So I thank you for letting me know of him, I feel sorrow that such a "kind" life was taken from all of those who knew him. He had a love story with his wife, I know she will struggle to the end of her days on this loss, their children not to have an extrodianarty Father to see them become adults.

So yes, this is the least I could do is read of him, thank him, and if his family reads this to say, as a widow I know that pain, I'm sorry you must Walk this Road August. Knowing of my own children who were not fully grown when their Father died, I saw their struggle too. It isn't an easy Walk but one we are on. So my sympathy is extended, I know however it doesn't help the pain.
 

Marliese B. (63)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:12 pm
thank you. So sadly noted :( RIP Lt. Col. David Cabrera!
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:24 pm
No problem Allan. I just wanted to make sure you knew.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:18 pm
Thanks Carrie.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:36 pm
Thanks Carrie.
 

june t. (65)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:31 pm
thanks for the story
 
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