Blase J. Cupich
This homily was delivered by Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Wash., on January 21. Thanks to Bishop Cupich for sharing it with us:
Army Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, died Friday, July 15, at Camp Bastion Hospital from injuries suffered during an attack in Afghanistan by insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades. A Medic, he was attending to the wounds of an allied Afghan commando when he was wounded. Wyatt was on his third deployment. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart after his first deployment and the Meritorious Service Medal posthumously.