Bill Donnelly must have had roots because his name is Bill Donnelly IV.ďBill Donnelly the FourthĒ.


I had a great Thanksgiving.We traveled to Ohio and shared the day with three generations of our family from six states.



I donít know much about Billís family but I know they didnít enjoy their Thanksgiving as my as I did mine.


Bill was a First Lieutenant on his first deployment.He was killed during a foot patrol on Thanksgiving Day.


Bill was part of the 3rd Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment which has suffered 15 other KIAs in the last two months.


There is nothing wrong with enjoying Thanksgiving.But we all should give thanks for those who make our easy, secure lives possible.