David graduated from high school and a little while later he enlisted in the Oregon Army National Guard. They were deployed to Iraq. In August of 2004 David, a Sergeant, came home for his sisters wedding and talked about going back. When he was asked why he was going back, he said it was because his guys needed him. David returned to his unit.
On September 13, 2004 David Weisenburg and Ben Isenberg were killed by an improvised explosive device. My oldest son, Daniel, found out and came and told me as I was getting ready for bed. I did not sleep well that night. This is the closest person to me to have been killed in wartime. Not a day goes by that I don't think of David and what his family goes through daily. His birthday, the day of his death, Memorial Day and so many other days are constant reminders of the price that some pay for the actions of others. On this day remember those who have paid the ultimate price.
Don’t tell me you know how I feel
Cause only I know how I feel
And I’m not sure
Don’t tell me they’re in a better place
A better place to me
Would be with me still
Don’t tell me there is a reason
If there is tell me what it is
I need to know