On September 18th my first born son, Joshua, died. They were able to keep him alive (though not conscious) long enough for us to get here so we could be with him when he died.
We have felt the overwhelming support of your prayers and comments. The staff here at the base have made us feel so welcome and comforted. We will be be staying here through Wednesday so we can participate in a memorial service the base is having for him on Tuesday.
Local funeral arrangements will be made after we return home.
I want to say thank you to the staff at Baker who have been with us every minute of this dark time. Thanks to countless others of you who I know only through the wonder of the internet. I knew you were there as well.
Joshua was 23 years old and is survived by his wife, Sarah, and two children: Raven, 3 years old and Hunter, 7 months. He also has a younger brother Adam who is 21, and two sisters: Sarah, 16 and Bethany, 10.