A life lesson in duty, love, and hellish war

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma...5/a_life_lesson_in_duty_love_and_hellish_war/

    RIP Lt Milley. My prayers are with your family. 10 Soldiers & Marines were killed in Afghanistan last week- my salute and my prayers are with the families of each of them .

    12-02-2010 Thode, James E. Sergeant 1st Class 45 Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Khowst Sabari District U.S. Army New Mexico Kirtland 1457th Engineer Battalion, 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Salt Lake City, Utah
    12-02-2010 Abbate, Matthew Sergeant 26 Hostile - hostile fire Helmand Helmand U.S. Marine Hawaii Honolulu 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Forc Camp Pendleton, CA
    12-01-2010 Wade, Chad S. Corporal 22 Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Helmand Helmand U.S. Marine Arkansas Bentonville 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Camp Pendleton, CA
    11-30-2010 Milley, Scott F. 1st Lieutenant 23 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Logar Logar U.S. Army Massachusetts Sudbury 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Fort Polk, LA
    11-29-2010 Jarvis, Barry E. Sergeant 1st Class 36 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Nangarhar Pachir-Wa-Agam district U.S. Army Indiana Tell City 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY
    11-29-2010 Oakes, Curtis A. Staff Sergeant 29 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Nangarhar Pachir-Wa-Agam district U.S. Army Ohio Athens 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY
    11-29-2010 Ramsey, Matthew W. Specialist 20 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Nangarhar Pachir-Wa-Agam district U.S. Army California Quartz Hill 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY
    11-29-2010 Gassen, Jacob A. Private 1st Class 21 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Nangarhar Pachir-Wa-Agam district U.S. Army Wisconsin Beaver Dam 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY
    11-29-2010 Staggs, Austin G. Private 1st Class 19 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Nangarhar Pachir-Wa-Agam district U.S. Army Georgia Senoia 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY
    11-29-2010 McLain, Buddy W. Private 24 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Nangarhar Pachir-Wa-Agam district
     
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  2. sg1fan93

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    Must have been a hell of a fight on the 29th
     
  3. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Breaks my heart...I can only hope that all of this is worth the price.
     
  4. PositiveThinking

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    Breaks my heart, too. :frown:
    God bless them and their families.
     
  5. luckymacy

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    Sadly the latter 6 killed on the 29th of November were the victims of that wacked out fake Afghan border policemen during the training mission that made so much news. Murdered is probably more like it. They were probably all huddled together during a break or something in the training and the SOB got off some 'cheap shots' before anyone could stop him. Gunmen was killed later in a shootout. As frustrating, wastefull as it gets. We need to have the political balls to win this endless war. Where's Patton when we need him? This is not the time for political correctness....:unhappy:
     
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    I pray for an end to this war all the time. Having a child in the military now really brings it home to me.
     

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