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    In Memoriam

    Instead of going nuts over the celebrities who have passed recently, we should take a moment to honor our troops.

    Just 3 who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country in the past week.

    1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw
    Hometown: Steilacoom, Washington, U.S.

    Age: 24 years old
    Died: June 25, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

    Incident: Killed when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle.
    Spec. Casey L. Hills
    Hometown: Salem, Illinois, U.S.

    Age: 23 years old
    Died: June 24, 2009 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Unit: Army, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Pago Pago, American Samoa

    Incident: Killed during a vehicle roll-over.
    Sgt. Ricky D. Jones
    Hometown: Plantersville, Alabama, U.S.

    Age: 26 years old
    Died: June 21, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Unit: Army, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

    Incident: Killed when their unit was attacked by indirect fire.

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    I make it a point --- every Sunday...to read the obituaries of those in uniform who died during the week overseas. Their name, age, hometown, and how they died.

    It seems the least I can do.

    Thank you Grace for reminding us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post

    We should take a moment to honor our troops.
    Done.

    And also to say a Prayer to keep them all Safe.


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    Thank you so much, Grace.
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    Yes I so Agree && So Honor Our Brave Troops
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    Thank you so much, Grace.

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these young people. I can't thank all of our troops enough for the sacrifices they make every day. So young and loved by so many. They will be sadly missed.

    Rest In Peace Brave Soldiers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Instead of going nuts over the celebrities who have passed recently, we should take a moment to honor our troops.
    Thank you Grace.
    I have a HUGE SIG!!!!



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    Grace, thank you for the reminder!

    There is an article on CNN online today about a family who have sent their three THREE!!! sons to Afghanistan.

    Prayers are offered for all the young men and women that we have lost as well as the young people we are now sending off to war.

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    Did anyone see the Vet who died a few days ago?

    He was a pilot and had something like 59 medals awarded, he also had 5 purple hearts and was shot down 5 times. I forgot his name and I went looking for him by the medals awarded, but had no luck, his was an extraordinary story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Did anyone see the Vet who died a few days ago?

    He was a pilot and had something like 59 medals awarded, he also had 5 purple hearts and was shot down 5 times. I forgot his name and I went looking for him by the medals awarded, but had no luck, his was an extraordinary story!
    Ask, and ye shall receive - Marine Corps Capt. Kenneth Reusser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Ask, and ye shall receive - Marine Corps Capt. Kenneth Reusser
    Thanks!
    NO wonder I could not find any info on him, I went into the PH site and was looking for '5', not '4'!

    You'd figure someone would walk away after getting shot down the third time.

    What a great story and what a brave aviator!

    Thanks again!

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    Thank you.


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    I was just thinking about this today - yes it's news when a celebrity dies, but then it's all you hear about for months. When a soldier (or even a fireman or policeman) dies in the line of duty, there's a small article on the 3rd page of the paper. Thanks for this thread, and lots of prayers and thoughts going out to those who risk their lives every day.

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    28 June 2009
    Sgt. Timothy A. David, 28, of Gladwin, Mich., died June 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier in Sadr City, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

    29 June 2009
    Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, 39, of Wilmington, N.C.
    Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr., 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.
    Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh, 30, of Newport, N.C.
    Spc. Robert L. Bittiker, 39, of Jacksonville, N.C.

    died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle June 29, in Baghdad, Iraq. They were assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, Wilmington, N.C.

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