Good people don't die in vain. I really do want to pay respect for your loss. It's a tough thing to handle, but remember what I had stated.
My condolences and prayers to his family and let them know the same thing as well.
Died in Iraq. Never even got to see his daughter. First person ive known to die in war. My grandfather was in WW2. I had uncles in Vietnam. But this is the first war I lost a friend in. People I knew were in the first gulf war. 5-6 people over there now. First one lost. Known him since we were 11. I was gonna join the navy when he joined the army but ended up being talked into college by my mom. I might be in some **** now myself if not for that.
I try to think he died for something but in all honesty I cant think of what. wasnt protecting america. Wasnt in some WW2 **** fighting for the world. Or even Vietnam supposedly fighting communism. Just over there doing....whatever. Having a hard time putting a positive spin on it...
Sorry Blaze. Lost more than a few myself. We have had our differances on this before. In all honesty I can't see anything good coming out of this one either. I have always been pissed at George Sr. for pulling us out when he did. Looking back now I see it as a blessing. War is all ****ed up anyway. Nothing can bring your friend back. I say a prayer for him and his family.
In this new media savy world with all sorts of technology war almost seems like it's just a nightly scheduled tv program or something. War is always awful and should be the last resort. War is a sign of societies' failures to find a better solution, I think the big suits often skip steps and difficult efforts, instead jumping into war too soon..
But anyway, yeah it sucks, and reality really hits home when it's someone you know. When it could have been you that died, or a family member, or in this case a friend, it really makes you wonder if the war could have been avoided or some other sort of non-violent solution attempted.
I'm sure it's a shock and is depressing. Sorry for your loss.
Last edited by Chalkmaze : 03-23-2007 at 10:45 PM.
I can relate. I saw a lot of good KIDS go down in the name of their country during my tours over there in the Middle East. I emphasize KIDS because that's who is dying over there. I'm in the Air Force and I'm a Senior Command Post Controller. Our life expectancy over during an all out war is of about 40 seconds or so. I have a brother a year younger than me and he is always being sent over there since he's a Tech Sergeant in the Security Force Squadron of my base. He does alot of prisoner escorts to various bases around the Middle East. He voluteers alot for it because the money is good, he says. I tell him to watch his back and be extremely careful. I feel for you man. I've had close friends that have served with me go down.
I can accept that this war is being fought out of spite and not for a reason worth fighting. Remember that we get sent over there, it's not our choice. This war is ludacris and pointless. Support our troops and remember them. My prayers and best wishes go to you and your friends daughter.
That's rough. Nothing anyone says will be of any consolation, but every time I hear a story like this, even if I don't know the person, it still does touch you and you can imagine the pain.
I wish the best for his family.
One of my co-workers served in Iraq. I only know this because people have told me. I'm not going to start asking questions or get into a debate over whether or not it was right or wrong. But when I see him with his wife and their little girl, I'm just glad he made it back OK.