Let's never forget our wounded and fallen soldiers

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  1. Caroljo
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    My son is stationed at Ft Bragg, been to Iraq 3 times, and thankfully came home safe. He's a career guy! A friend from school had also joined the Army, was stationed at Bragg...he came home 2 months ago from a afghanistan and he was out of the Army now. Last night he was killed in a motorcycle accident here in our town, i know his family well. My heart breaks for them, and everyone that has lost a child, husband, wife etc....it's just so hard to take in, someone spends a year or more fighting a war, just to come home and be killed in a stupid accident!
     
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    I am so sorry to hear that Carolijo. My deepest sympathies to the family.

    RIP Soldier.
     
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    My little town just suffered our first loss in Afghanistan

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    My brother is currently in Afghanistan with a brigade of the 101st. It's his second year long tour to Afghanistan with a third under his belt to Iraq. He should be rotated home in December.

    My hat is off to all of our service men and women who have volunteered to serve our nation.
     
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    Agreed. Let's just hope they get the support they need when they return home, wounded or not.
     
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    Thanks, EchoZulu. I just found this thread and read your first post. :)

    Hope everyone remembers our troops especially at Christmas time, which is right around the corner. This year, I made a bunch of little stockings to send those on a long watch (more at Quilt thread, somewhere in the middle.):
     

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    DW, hope that's soon. It's going to be Christmas in no time.

    Caroljo, I'm sorry for your town's loss. You, too, Hortysir. And all those who have passed.

    Sorry I didn't see this thread sooner than this morning.
     
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    I have a friend that lost a loved one, the story moved me so much I wrote a song, and tried to make a video to honor them all. bless them for their service.
     
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    Never forget the wounded and maimed who fought in Vietnam. If you want to read a fine (brief) novel about the hell of Vietnam combat, and the fate of some soldiers, read "The Foot Soldier," by Mark Rubinstein, available on Amazon.com as a Kindle download for 99 cents.
     
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    My father was conscripted in WWII , he lived through the depression and all that. He didn’t ask do be enrolled in a noble cause . That being said, My father, Patrick, took a Japanese bullet and survived the war. He ended up with one hell of a case of PTSD. That being said, we survived somehow. My mom was a army nurse, my uncles were in the pacific and survived to fight in Korea. Well, one of my uncles committed suicide after the war, something my family covered up for years.
     

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