My wife, daughter, and I left the house to attend her middle school basketball game on Sunday and I was surprised to see every telephone pole had a ribbon tied around it, all around town. My wife told me she heard that a soldier in Afghanistan who came from our town was killed this past Tuesday.
First Lieutenant Scott Milley graduated from our local high school in 2005 and from UNH in 2009. Scott was our first townsman to die in the war. My prayers are with his family, and when I make my annual donation to the New England Center For Homeless Vets this month, I’ll note that it’s in Scott’s honor.