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I just found out today that one of my friends, who I unfortunately had not kept in close contact with over the last few years, was killed in Iraq.

I will not go into to much personal detail about him, or when, how, or why it happened, but I will tell you what kind of man he was...

He was a family man. He was a good hearted and honorable man, someone who always put his countries needs before his own.

He had already served with distinction in the active military and was recalled to duty to supplement forces already in country.

I understand that he never hesitated in his duty, even though he had a family at home dependant upon him.

He never complained about the burden this put on his family due to the loss of income and the hardships imposed on his children because he was not at home to help raise them.

Perhaps he was to gung ho, as he could have avoided combat duty if he wanted to, but he didnt. I guess he felt it wasnt right to not carry the laod along with his men.

He gave everything he could and did what he felt was necessary to protect his family, friends, and country. He lived up to the code.

He died protecting eveyone that reads this message, American or not...

I will never forget him, because he was a better man then me...


CAG out...

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PostSun Apr 24 2:25:09 2005
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"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for another."

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PostSun Apr 24 19:36:46 2005
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I am sorry for your loss. He sounds like someone I wish I had gotten to know.

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<takes off hat in respect>

It seems a little strange at times, the war is all the way over in Iraq and yet at the same time the war is at our very doorsteps.

<salutes>

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PostSun Apr 24 20:26:01 2005
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Thanks guys,

It turns out that I am the last to know. This loss happened quite some time ago and is only know filtering down 'through the ranks', as it were...

He was a great guy and a good friend and I will miss him...

I just wish I had known he was over there like I did Mudbug...


CAG out...
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CAG,

perhaps I'm too late to say it, but even from abroad I wish let you know the same I'm sorry for you and your brave friend, a very good guy of ours.

I sure agree with you, he demonstrated to everyone the real meaning of "living up the code" and "to protect all men and women from any Country".

Those weren't only words for him. So I'll remember him as a an example to follow - he did his duty, and I don't believe there isn't a better way, for a man or a woman, to be remembered in the future.
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