The Department of Defense announced Sunday the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Danville resident Maj. Evan J. Mooldyk, 47, (listed as a resident of Ranch Murieto, Calif. on the DOD website) died Jan. 12 in Khowst province, Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident.
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Posted by American, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jan 18, 2011 at 11:24 am
SPCWT: In respect to his family, I do not think this is the time or place to debate whether or not we should be in Afghanistan. He was a brave man who served his country, and we owe him our thanks and gratitute, and not questions about why he was there. If you are truly interested in this issue, I would suggest reading President Bush's book, that I just finished reading, called "Decision Points". Whether you agree or disagree with our involvement in Afghanistan, this book outlines why we got involved, and should answer your questions. However, lets not use this particular blog to debate this issue, as the focus should be respect for a brave soldier, and respect and sympathy for this grieving family.
Posted by Robert Schultz, a resident of another community, on Jan 18, 2011 at 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of serving with Major Mooldyk, as well as working along side him in our civilian careers. For those of you who knew him only casually, may I be the first to say that this was a true American Hero! Evan was among the most patriotic people I have ever met. He lived to serve our country and protect our freedom. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. God Bless America,and God Bless Evan for his services rendered to our nation.
Posted by jrm, a member of the Vista Grande Elementary School community, on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:36 am jrm is a member (registered user) of Danville Express
American...I agree with you...a good book. I respect all our Presidents as a matter of course and as a non fiction reading history buff I make it a point to read all their post office memoirs. To the point though...I gather Major Mooldyk succombed to a cardiac situation not hostile fire? The loss is still sad...