wickedeasy 66F  
14948 posts
9/3/2006 7:30 am

i know one of these boys - i know his mother and his father and his grandmother. i know that he was silly and young and vibrant and kind of a handful. i know that he had a girlfriend for a few months and decided it was too much trouble. i know that he loves fast cars and coronas with limes. i know that he thought he had time to settle down, make choices, think about his future, plan for a family, get that boat he wanted.

i know - no...........i knew one of these boys.

Published: September 3, 2006
The Department of Defense has identified 2,633 American service members who have died since the start of the Iraq war. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans on Friday:

HANSON, Joshua R., 27, Sgt., Army National Guard; West St. Paul, Minn.; Second Battalion, 136th Infantry.

JAZMIN, Moises, 25, Sgt., Army; Providence, R.I.; Fourth Infantry Division.

LEE, Qixing, 20, Specialist, Army; Minneapolis; Fourth Infantry Division.

NOVAK, Shaun A., 21, Specialist, Army; Two Rivers, Wis.; Fourth Infantry Division.

SMITH, Tristan C., 23, Specialist, Army; Bryn Athyn, Pa.; Fourth Infantry Division.

WOLFE, Colin J., 18, Pfc., Marines; Manassas, Va.; Second Marine Division.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/3/2006 7:47 am

God, thats awful............."I knew"

wickedeasy replies on 9/4/2006 6:41 am:
yes it is - sighs

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
9/3/2006 8:03 am

~ nodz ~ in agreement with saint

~silent hugz 'n thoughtz~

wickedeasy replies on 9/4/2006 6:42 am:

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
9/3/2006 9:47 am

I knew one of those boys, but it was a different boy...he was waiting to come home and go back to college...he wasn't ready when he joined, but he was ready then....he never had a chance to grow and become the man he was's very sad, his mother keeps questioning, we keep questioning and he's a large reason my son decided he should serve...Such a waste for a stupid war, lead by people who have evil sad...tears for you and for the person you knew and for his family....for, they unwittingly joined the service and served also.

Thanks. Skier

wickedeasy replies on 9/4/2006 6:43 am:
too large a price to pay for oil and politics -

libgemOH 56M/52F

9/3/2006 3:50 pm

One of my biggest fears is reading one of my son's friends names on those lists. My biggest is reading my son's name..... BIG HUGS and love toy ou!! -B

wickedeasy replies on 9/4/2006 6:44 am:
oh B - i can't imagine what you and skier go through daily -

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
9/3/2006 4:52 pm

Why the young and innocent should perish to fulfil the less than honourable intentions of the old and guilt-ridden is something that we should strive to overcome.

The true citizenship is to protect the flag from dishonor -- to make it the emblem of a nation that is known to all nations as true and honest and honorable. And we should forever forget that old phrase --“My country, right or wrong, my country!”

- Mark Twain

It's my personal view that any belief system, be it religious or political, that places a single human life as being expendable in its realisation is ultimately fatally flawed. These boys and girls out there in the sand are truly brave, but the true value of their lives has been abused. Perhaps if their deaths make us all realise this - and especially policymakers and those in power - then perhaps they will not have died entirely in vain. But somehow I doubt that to be the case with the cowboy cabal in the White House.

warm xx

wickedeasy replies on 9/4/2006 6:46 am:
for me, the idea of war is unfathomable - i've never had to experience it and i can't imagine the daily toll on one's soul that these young men and women endure.

Suicidia 50F

9/6/2006 11:06 pm

Every man and woman who is overseas defending the basic human right of freedom has my undying respect and support. For each and every one of them that shall never see home again, I pause in silent prayer, and hope they now know the true meaning of peace.

wickedeasy replies on 9/7/2006 4:38 pm:
as do i

and i hope we find leadership that values peace and the lives of our young people as much as they value oil


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