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The Parting Shot for January 28, 2012

Meet Landon.
His father, Marine LCPL Carpenter, gave his life defending our country in Afghanistan earlier this year,
a month before his son was born. Baby Landon’s Mom wants his story to be known.
Take a moment to share this photo with your friends and reflect on the price of freedom.

Never forget the price of freedom.


  1. ohhhh…what a waste…for what reason did his dad go is all i can think when i look at this heartbreaking picture – and in the looking feel all the anguish behind the camera. this is too sad. continue…

  2. Oh this picture made me tear up. Just wonderful that you posted it. thank you from me, and all of my friends who are vets and still fighting… and don’t have time/advantage to read blogs

    • You are so welcome. I may be opposed to war, but I do support our troops. I just wish they could all come home for many reasons, but especially this one. Babies should never have to grow up without their mother or father.

  3. Oh shit. What an amazing picture. His life was not wasted, he was serving his country and the greater good, I believe. Hoepfully Landon will be raised to know this. That alone will stop the waste of a Daddy.

    • Judging by the thought, time and effort the babies mother took in arranging this professional photo, I am sure Landon will grow up knowing exactly who his father is. Hopefully he will be proud.

    • No. I moderate all comments to stop the spam that slips through my spam filter. But I will censor comments if they are way out of line and serve no purpose other than to degrade. And I don’t really want images from war on my site. But wordpress is free, so you are welcome to start up you own and put your own war images on it.

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