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They Are Still Coming Home In Body Bags.....

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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One of my good friends is a USO volunteer.  She goes to the Philadelphia Airport USO and escorts the FOF (family of the fallen) to their loved one to reunite them for a final time as they bring home their dead loved ones for burial.  It is a horrible, painful, emotionally wrenching thing to do, but my friend is amazing and she helps ease the pain and transition for these folks.  She often will post about the soldiers she is helping to bring home for a final time.  She posted this yesterday:



As we enter this new year. please remember the families of these 00 service members who all came hoem for teh last tiem since teh start od 2014.2-15-2014 US Torian, Aaron C. Master Sergeant 36 Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Helmand Helmand U. S. Marine Kentucky Paducah 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations 2-15-2014 US Torian, Aaron C. Master Sergeant 36 Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Helmand Helmand U. S. Marine Kentucky Paducah 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Camp Lejeune, NC 2-12-2014 US Pelham, John A. Specialist 22 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire - Green on Blue Kapisa Kapisa U. S. Army Oregon Portland 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC 2-12-2014 US Skelt, Roberto C. Sergeant 41 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire - Green on Blue Kapisa Kapisa U. S. Army Florida York 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC 2-10-2014 NATO NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet 0 Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Eastern Afghanistan Eastern Afghanistan ISAF Not reported yet Not reported yet Not reported yet Not reported yet 2-10-2014 NATO NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet 0 Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Eastern Afghanistan Eastern Afghanistan ISAF Not reported yet Not reported yet Not reported yet Not reported yet 2-10-2014 US Landis, Christopher A. Specialist 27 Hostile - hostile fire - RPG attack Parwan Bagram Airfield U. S. Army Kentucky Independence 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC 2-10-2014 US Gray, Joshua A. Private 1st Class 21 Non-hostile Parwan Bagram Air Base U Kentucky Van Lear Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division Fort Drum, NY 1-20-2014 US Balli, Edward Chief Petty Officer 42 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Kandahar Zhary district U. S. Army California Monterey Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army Europe Vilseck, Germany 1-17-2014 US Sipple, Andrew H. Specialist 22 Non-hostile Kandahar Kandahar City U. S. Army North Carolina Cary 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, TX 1-15-2014 US Lee, Daniel Tyler Sergeant 28 Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Parwan Parwan U. S. Army Tennessee Crossville 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC 1-10-2014 US Scobie, Drew M. Sergeant 25 Non-Hostile - Helicopter crash Parwan Bagram Air Base U. S. Army National Guard Hawaii Kailua Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard Oahu, HI 1-10-2014 US McAdams, Andrew L. Chief Warrant Officer 27 Non-Hostile - Helicopter crash Parwan Bagram Air Base U. S. Army National Guard Wyoming Cheyenne Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard Cheyenne, WY 1-04-2014 US Lacey, William K. Sergeant 1st Class 38 Hostile - hostile fire - RPG attack Nangarhar Nangarhar U. S. Army Florida Laurel 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Fort Knox, KY 1-01-2014 US Hess, Jacob M. Sergeant 22 Hostile - hostile fire Helmand Helmand U. S. Marine Washington Spokane Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force Camp Lejeune, NC


May their families find peace and may humans find a way to stop their endless warring.

by on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Yes they are and if you read another post folks want us to attack North Korea Sigh.

billsfan1104
by Jules on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:32 AM
This is so sad. We need not to forget these soldiers and it is sad that we have.
LaughCryLive
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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We will never stop war as long as someone has something we want. Unfortunately politicians are cowards and the people who join the military is brainwashed.

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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 Some are coming home in body bags and some are still coming home injured and disabled. But folks keep voting for the members of congress who voted against the veterans job bill or who voted to take money from the military disabled and retired and continue to call themselve patriots and to claim they support the military.

Quoting billsfan1104: This is so sad. We need not to forget these soldiers and it is sad that we have.

 

lga1965
by on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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We don't need to wage war anywhere else. Our military die every day ....and for what reason ?
It's not to protect us.....everyone in other areas of the world need protection from us. Our flag waving,naive citizens have no idea.
We haven't had a legal or justifiable reason to wage war since WWII.....Now, if we wanted to stop Genocide , that would be justified,but we aren't in those areas,are we? No.


Quoting mikiemom:

Yes they are and if you read another post folks want us to attack North Korea Sigh.

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romalove
by Roma on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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I wish more people could see them as real people instead of nameless numbers.
jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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So, when politicians vote against military vet bills because they have OTHER garbage non related to vets added in OR no accountability on HOW additional vet spending will be funded?~ we should be mad at the politicians for voting no?  

I get mad that other politicians add non related spending to vet bills because they know they can demonize a politician who votes no as someone who is against the military/vets. 

It's not just black and white when it comes to why a politician votes no.  I would think you would be smart enough to know this.  

Quoting mikiemom:

 Some are coming home in body bags and some are still coming home injured and disabled. But folks keep voting for the members of congress who voted against the veterans job bill or who voted to take money from the military disabled and retired and continue to call themselve patriots and to claim they support the military.

Quoting billsfan1104: This is so sad. We need not to forget these soldiers and it is sad that we have.



lady-J-Rock
by Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM
Brainwashed? Before or after joining. Or maybe I was brainwashed into being a libertarian.
I agree that politicians are cowards.war sucks there are no winners of war.

Quoting LaughCryLive:

We will never stop war as long as someone has something we want. Unfortunately politicians are cowards and the people who join the military is brainwashed.

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM
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My heart and prayers go out to military families everywhere.

vic270
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:11 AM

how dare you to have so little respect for our all voluntary military. that is enough to make me sick to my stomach. you don't deserve to live in this great country that they have given to you.

Quoting LaughCryLive:

We will never stop war as long as someone has something we want. Unfortunately politicians are cowards and the people who join the military is brainwashed.

 

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