Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Another Lake City, TN soldier killed overseas

Local media is reporting the death of soldier Jason Hovater, who was serving in Afghanistan, over the weekend. He was reportedly originally from Lake City, TN, my hometown. I didn't know Jason and I don't know his family but my heart goes out to them and I hope you'll join me in praying for his family, including his parents and young bride.

Here's some links to the breaking news stories on Jason Hovater:

The Knoxville News-Sentinel
WATE-TV
WBIR-TV
VOLUNTEER TV.

A little more than one year ago, David "Tiger" Connell, also of Lake City, was killed in Iraq. If you want to read about him, links to several stories are posted below.

Paying tribute to our war heroes

Slain soldier to be remembered at Lake City Veterans Day ceremony

Connell laid to rest at Arlington

Fallen soldier honored

Obituary for James David Connell Jr.

Soldier's funeral to be held Friday

Soldier dies in Iraq

1 comment:

E.B. in Tennessee said...

This just breaks my heart. I will be praying for his family.
We watched "Stop Loss" last night and I thought it was really well done. It really makes you think...and it makes you sad. Does anyone really have the answer to this war?

"Peace on earth and nice clothes." -- Astrid Lindgren, children's book author, when asked what she wanted for her 94th birthday