September 9, 2011

Valery Tholy

French Lieutenant Valery Tholy, age 36, of Dijon, France, died on September 7, 2011, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. 

He and his unit were attacked by insurgents during a house to house search the French Army was conducting.

Valery was with the 17th Engineer Regiment Parachute (17 e RGP), in the Army of France. 

Father, lead Valery to the
stairway to Heaven.
Valery joined the Army of France in 1997. When he died, he was the leader of a a group of parachute commandos. 

Valery had previously served in the former Yugoslavia, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti and Central Africa. 

He is married with three children, aged 5, 7 and 9.

Pray for his wife, who has lost her husband.  Pray for his young children, who have lost their father.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Valery Tholy is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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