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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by shroomhunter, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. shroomhunter

    shroomhunter USMC 1979-1983

    As a former US Marine, my flag flies at half staff! The sacrifice of the few is truly appreciated. May I be reminded every time I have a fishing rod in my hand, that freedom is a gift that comes with an unconditional sacrifice.
    May God rest their souls knowing that I truly appreciate their service!
    My deepest sympathies lie with their families, God bless you all for giving us sons and daughters that care this much.
  2. Well Im an ole Army grunt. Just thank you for your sons and daughters who give me my freedom.Glenn

  3. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    It's really sad, I think we lost 28 this past week, bringing our total loss to over 1,800 killed and thousands more with severe wounds. Most are in their early 20's too. It's very sad.
  4. Seaturd

    Seaturd Catcher of Fish

    My guts turn every time I read about anything bad about our service men and women over there. My son is a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines with the 2/8 Golf Company. They are part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) and combined with the Navy make up the USS Kearsarge Strike Group. By pure luck, he managed to get hooked up with what is considered a "force in reserve", i.e. they are there to back up any and all units that require it or to seek out and destroy any new hot spots that may arise.

    Fortunately for me, they've not seen any actual fire fights to this point - I can only imagine the pain and heartache the parents of those men from the Brook Park reserve unit are going through. It's been a mental battle just knowing he's over there, loss of sleep and lack of focus at work are just part of it.

    On a brighter note, I got to talk to him just this morning for the first time in a month! He called, letting me know he is safe and currently spending time in northern Africa. He said the 90 deg days we've been experiencing would be considered jacket weather where he's at.
  5. Like many have said it's sad to hear about all of these soldiers that have been lost. Everytime I would hear about a Marine that has died I used to worry until I would hear a name because I had a cousin that was over there. My cousin has been home (back in the United States) since early March but has since been told that he will be going back over to Iraq shortly. He was home (in Columbus) last week and left last Friday to go back to California to prepare to ship out. This will be his third and final trip unless Uncle Sam has something different planned. He is due to get out in January I think but will be over in Iraq until March. Something that was very scary is that his unit should have been traveling with Jessica Lynch's unit but their was not enough protection for them that they decided to stay back and wait for a different unit. We didn't find this out until he got home the first time and was finally able to tell us some details.
  6. traphunter

    traphunter Guest

    Yes its very sad to hear each and every name of the people who have lost there lives overseas at war. I heard yesterday about a marine who was killed, that was from Sabina. It hits close to home. He graduated from the school I go to. I thank everyone who has ever served for our country. Its appreciated more than you releize. I will keep all of the soldiers in my prayers.
  7. it is truly sad,those young men gave the ultamite sacrafice for there country, we live in the greatest country in the world thanks to the men and woman of the u.s. military.thankx to the vets of ww1 ww2 i am able to stand on the bank of big walnut with my ultralite and white roostertail and spend some time fishin,i believe what they are doing over there will let my children to enjoy the same........thank you to all that have served our country.
  8. went down 2 rt 7 2day 2 watch them bring home a hero !!!!!!!!!!!
    nat rock killed in action monday :(
    a couple of friends ask me what i had planned 2day a told them i was going 2 pay my respects an go an watch the escort of a hero !!!!!!!! they kind of gave me a look like yea right,,,,,,,but u know what they showed up when my wife told them were i was :C

    god bless all who have gave so much so we can be free :)


    it brought a tear 2 the eyes 2 see all the people out there 2day!!!!!!!!!!!!
    god bless our troops an are country

  9. Very Sad Indeed..its Hard To Turn On The News Anymore Hearing About It