2010.09.09: Peace Corps Volunteer "Ginger Brown Walks Around " writes: "They shot Tom! They shot Tom!"

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Peace Corps Volunteer "Ginger Brown Walks Around " writes: "They shot Tom! They shot Tom!"

Peace Corps Volunteer Ginger Brown Walks Around  writes: "They shot Tom! They shot Tom!"

"You can't help him now. It's dangerous out there. He's with the people who can help. You can't go."

Peace Corps Volunteer "Ginger Brown Walks Around " writes: "They shot Tom! They shot Tom!"

Saturday, September 11, 2010


"They shot Tom! They shot Tom!"

Her voice is ripped in agony, scraped raw from screaming three words. Her trauma shakes us all. The seconds pass muddy with fear and disbelief.

We pass a body lying on the road. Who has fallen? What has happened?

We huddle together inside the Peace Corps gate, weeping.

"Why can't I see him? Why can't I?"

"You can't help him now. It's dangerous out there. He's with the people who can help. You can't go."

"He's gone. He took two bullets…"

Blankets draped over shaking shoulders, numbly we sit on the couch. Sobs echo, calling to each other across the emptiness and pain.

Finally the sun rays claw at the dark, rip it open and dawn enters, dressed in a hideous light to show the cruel truth again. The moments we had prayed to be a nightmare drag behind this demon of violence, hatred, senseless loss.

Tom you are beloved and missed. You will always be a part of us.

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