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1,000th GI killed in Afghan war

KERRVILLE, Texas – The 1,000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan had already fallen once to a hidden explosive, driving his Humvee over a bomb in Iraq in 2007. The blast punched the dashboard radio into his face and broke his leg in two places.

Marine Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht didn't survive his second encounter with a bomb this week. The death of the 24-year-old Texan born on the Fourth of July marks a grim milestone in the Afghanistan war.

Leicht, who spent two painful years recovering from the Iraq blast, was killed Thursday when he stepped on a land mine in Helmand province that ripped off his right arm.

So sad. What is the possibility of us winning, or just withdrawing from Afghan war? When will our troops come home?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on May. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • If  the libs would have let the military do it's job and quit tying them up with all this feel good crap they could have been out of there a long time ago.

    After all we won a world war in just 4 years.

    To put it into a little perspective though, we lost 1000 troops in 6  years, we lost 400,000 American troops in W. W. ll in 4 years. But  losing just one is sad and tragic, that's why we honor them tomorrow.



    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:20 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • You dont understand. It's OK there because it's the RIGHT war.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • It is sad. However we won't be leaving Iraq or Afghanistan anytime soon. Imagine what it would do the the unemployment rate in this country. You can be sure our POTUS has.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 8:41 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • We need to get out of Afghanistan. We aren't going to win this way. Either commit to full scale war or pull out.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:23 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • What Mancos said, we need to be in it to win it, or pull out. None of us like war, but I like those SOB's attacking us even LESS! And I'm not certain that I understand WHY we have to advertise what we are doing before we do it in this war...that doesn't make any kind of sense to me...

    Answer by 29again at 9:30 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • Obama needs to give his Nobel PEACE PRIZE back. 


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on May. 29, 2010

  • This 1,000th soldier is not any more sad than the previous 999. One is too many. :(


    Answer by DusterMommy at 12:59 AM on May. 30, 2010