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"See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."
That says it all for me.

To all who reply:
I think there is a reason that this was not posted in the political section. Please respect that.
 

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Thats a great article and brought tears to my eyes, not out of weakness but for respect for the men and women who wear the uniforms of our armed services.

Never forget!
 

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I attended a Funeral for a Army National Guardsman, that was KIA in Iraq.

It is an experience that I will never forget.
I did not know the man but a neighbor's husband is in this man's unit, so I attended the funeral with his wife because he was still in Iraq.

The unit is home now.

They lost 3 men in the same attack.
 

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XD BACKUP GUN said:
I attended a Funeral for a Army National Guardsman, that was KIA in Iraq.

It is an experience that I will never forget.
I did not know the man but a neighbor's husband is in this man's unit, so I attended the funeral with his wife because he was still in Iraq.

The unit is home now.

They lost 3 men in the same attack.
After I came home from Desert Storm, I was assigned to funeral detail. My job of honor was to be part of the 21 gun salute. I never felt more honor than when I pulled that trigger 3 times per funeral to salute our fellow brotheren. There is nothing quite as solice as a military funeral.
 

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jkswiss said:
That made me cry.
I am reading at work... I keep having to take breaks to avoid such a consequence. Very well written feature and a nice reminder to all of us the sacrifices our armed forces make daily.

If so inspired, remember that this week is Thank a Soldier Week. Please send a thanks to a soldier overseas during Christmas: http://www.thankasoldierweek.com ... if you weigh the few minutes it will take to fill in the form box on that page versus the time and respect our soldiers deserve, there is no reason not to do this.
 

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Matt`G said:
jkswiss said:
That made me cry.
I am reading at work... I keep having to take breaks to avoid such a consequence. Very well written feature and a nice reminder to all of us the sacrifices our armed forces make daily.

If so inspired, remember that this week is Thank a Soldier Week. Please send a thanks to a soldier overseas during Christmas: http://www.thankasoldierweek.com ... if you weigh the few minutes it will take to fill in the form box on that page versus the time and respect our soldiers deserve, there is no reason not to do this.
Thanks for the link, My family and I sent a Thank You, however, I dont think we can ever thank them enough with for all they have done...
 

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I got choked up several times while reading that. I only made it to page 9 and I broke down and cried for several minutes. I couldn't read any more. I wish I were able to join the military to help fight, but I can't. Maj. Beck is a wonder Soldier and man. I don't know if I would emotionally hold up for his job.

To those in the military, I admire and respect what you all sacrafice for me and for our country.

Merry Christmas. God Bless.
 

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Wow...

Thanks for posting that. What is there to say to all the families who have lost so much, and those who bear the burden of bringing such awful news?

Thank you.
 

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Of all of the things posted on this forum, and others like it, this is the greatest information of all. We 'battle' with typed words, formulating labels for each other based on comments, spelling errors, jokes, and politics. In the end, we are all people; likes those mentioned within the article and the video.

Thank you for sharing this. I was a wreck during the entire read. I then saw the video on Mr. Warns and I wept allowed. That is something I have not done in a very long time.

As my three children lay in their beds asleep, I think to myself, may they never have to endure anything like what I have just read and watched. And if they should, by God, they better have the respect of all Americans; the same respect I have for all who have served and those who have fallen.

God Bless America. God Bless the American Soldier. May God Bless You.
 

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wow....i am speechless....thank you to all that serve and thanks for those links.......

i really am at a loss for words right now.....
thank you
God bless

mike
 

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Old School said:
Of all of the things posted on this forum, and others like it, this is the greatest information of all. We 'battle' with typed words, formulating labels for each other based on comments, spelling errors, jokes, and politics. In the end, we are all people; likes those mentioned within the article and the video.

Thank you for sharing this. I was a wreck during the entire read. I then saw the video on Mr. Warns and I wept allowed. That is something I have not done in a very long time.

As my three children lay in their beds asleep, I think to myself, may they never have to endure anything like what I have just read and watched. And if they should, by God, they better have the respect of all Americans; the same respect I have for all who have served and those who have fallen.

God Bless America. God Bless the American Soldier. May God Bless You.
Scott,
Thats awsome that you made this a sticky, my hats off to you sir! I have so much respect for our soldiers and I go through every tribute website that I find, spending hours on end paying my respects. I too hope my children never have to experience the horrors of war but I will respect them in their decision and dedication as I respect all that make this choice.
Merry Christmas,
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To you all who say thanks to those of us who serve:

I am not speaking for everyone who serves but it seems like most of us require no thanks at all. We do it without question, without thinking (so to speak). We thank you all for supporting us in our mission and never forgetting our fallen brothers. Even if no-one supports the War in Iraq, please support the troops. We are average people like you with mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives and sons and daughters. Those are the ones we do it for, people like you. So that none of you have to take on the burdon. We thank you for supporting us, especially during the holidays. If there is a USO in you area or a base (Navy, Army, MC or AF) contact them and see if they have a bring home a service member for the holidays where you bring them to your house for Christmas or thanksgiving (I know its a little late). Thank you all for supporting us.

Tombo

Never Forget - POW/MIA
 
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