They were deploying. Leaving Germany and heading downrange. They’d already said goodbye to their families in the UK, they’d come here for training. And now they were leaving to spend six months – God knows where. War conditions, far from home, far from loved ones.
But they were still supposed to be safe. We should still be safe here. Today the mistruth of that became abundantly clear. Three dead – two military members and the bus driver, and two more injured. When they were still supposed to be safe.
One man destroyed the illusion of our safety. One man stole their lives from them. One man sent knocks on the doors of families thinking they were safe from that fear for just a few more days.
They have fallen. But they will not be forgotten.