FALLEN ANGELS. The War on Terror officially began on September 11, 2001. American troops have since sustained over 4,500 mortalities. Among these are more than 100 WOMEN. This is in loving memory of our Service Women of Color who died in this conflict. killed in this war.
September 11, 2001
Served as a combat medic.
Born in San Francisco, CA
Born in Kenya
Fallen Angels is not to undermine the memories of others. No life was more precious than the next. All are cherished and mourned by their families and nation.
However, I am haunted by the number of women of color who died mysteriously, of unknown causes, and violently, in non-combat-related incidents.
Some were shot. At least one was raped and murdered. Others died of ‘illnesses’, even though they were in perfect health and had been medically cleared for active duty. Thus…
Fallen Angels is born of utter sadness, yet is filled with my hope and prayers that all wars will cease.
Music: Adagio For Strings,
Leonard Bernstein and Orchestra