Though he is still very critical, Andrew is continuing to improve. His surgery today went well. His kidneys are starting to produce a little more urine and he hasn’t had a significant temperature for over 48 hours! This is definitely encouraging.
Instead of writing about my brother, today I thought I would let some others speak on his behalf. I have copied below a couple of guestbook entries from the past few days. Both of these guys are in the brotherhood of Marines and both wrote these entries from
“tell the sir that i am glad he is doing alright and home. i am also sorry
about all this and others are too. let me just share with you that most
lt(s) in other services don't go out with their marines on patrols, but lt
kinard did. always trying to get info not only to better his marines but the
mission at hand as well…”
Well Sir thought I would leave some words of encouragment. Anyways, I am Lcpl MacKenzie the SAW M-249 Gunner that was in front of you. I had the glasses. Anyways I was the one that was holding your head and trying to keep you awake when we road in Gunny Yoshia's Pig. I hope your doing ok and I am very sorry about this. I pray for you everyday and hope for you the best. Don't worry about any of us b/c I was the only other one that got hit besides you and I am fine just got a broke jaw and shrapnel. I want you to do me a favor though sir, take this time to draw closer to the Lord, your family, and most of all those that love you. We miss you sir and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I never thought I'd say this, but I can't wait to get to be an old fart lol, b/c then I can tell my kids about a brave Lt. that didn't consider himself better than no one else and fought next to his brothers on the battlefield. "You gave it your all, and the unltimate sacrafics sir." That is above and beyound what anyone could ask. Take care and if you need anything I am still here for you as one of your Marines.
To a Brother:
Drew, you are a warrior in every sense of the word. From our first days as Plebes at USNA through
In brotherhood, Sean Toolan
2d LAR Communications Plt Commander
I appreciate these guys so much for their service to our country as well. Please lift them up to the Lord as well as they are still serving our country in