In the early morning of February 11, 2021 Chris, our four-year-old child, and I (pregnant at the time) were awakened to sirens, cell phone rings, and bursts of colorful lights reflecting through our windows.
The FBI instructed Chris to come outside immediately. Our 4-year-old was awakened from the chaos. I picked him up and ran downstairs to open the front door. Our house was completely surrounded by armed FBI and law enforcement, armored tactical vehicles, and police vehicles that extended throughout the community. For a second, I didn’t realize that there were about twenty FBI SWAT Team members with semi-automatic rifles pointed at my son and I because I was distracted by the bright red lasers pointed at our faces, chests, and various points on my 4-year-old son and I.
The temperature on that morning was approximately 9 degrees with a high for the day of 12 degrees. With snow on the ground, our 4-year-old is crying and with guns drawn FBI SWAT storm through as I carried my son barefoot in the cold. Hours later, after the FBI left our home, I found myself on the phone calling anyone I could think of for help. Neighbors contacted me to ask if I needed anything, as I was in shock from what just happened. I didn’t realize what else was happening, as if this isn’t enough.
The following day, I went to the hospital because I was feeling sharp pain in my abdomen and bleeding. It was the baby.
While in the doctor’s office, a nurse comes into the room and tells me that I need to have emergency surgery or I will bleed to death. She then escorts me to the emergency department. I lost the baby.
To make matters worse, there was no way I could contact Chris at home to notify him of what was happening. I contacted a neighbor to inform Chris that I would be in immediate emergency surgery. I later found out that when our neighbor told Chris what was happening, he just broke down and cried uncontrollably with no way to go to, help, and comfort me.
Chris is a retired decorated combat veteran who has received numerous medals and awards including the Purple Heart, a Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, and a Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal with Valor for actions in combat. He served this country in the United States military for over twenty years. He was even awarded a rare Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America for his actions involving scouting skills and ideals for saving his youngest sister’s life from the burning car she was in when he was 9 years old.
Chris was injured in Ramadi, Iraq when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded just feet away throwing him in the air and then thrusting him to the ground. Consequently, Chris has had numerous back surgeries and surgeries relating to his injuries. He also suffers from chronic PTSD, TBI (often described/referred/or known as the ‘invisible wounds’), and a host of other medical illnesses, injuries, and conditions.
Chris has personally sacrificed his blood, sweat, and tears serving our country. Can you please help support a retired Combat Veteran Christopher Kuehne in his fight for freedom? I am asking for prayers and any donations to assist in this costly legal process.
Psalm 34:17-19. The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous face many troubles, but the Lord rescues them from each and every one.
This has been a trying time for my family and I, but we have trusted in the Lord at every step, and always given him the praise and glory. With the Lords help and all his children we will continue to fight, we will win and the truth, the whole truth, will come to light.
We are limited by what we can say right now, but eventually hope that we will be able to tell our side of the story and bring to light the injustices, persecution, and trauma that we have endured. Bless you all and thank you for your continued support. We love you all and pray for each and every one of you, each person involved directly or indirectly in these circumstances. We pray for all of God’s children especially those that have not yet sought his forgiveness and felt the comforting and warm embrace of his love.
Finally, I would like to close in saying that we all need to support each other. Pray daily and often. Pray for those that do not, and do not yet know the Lord and hope that they will find their way to salvation. Our Lord listens and hears our prayers!
Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10.