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Old 02-17-2005, 08:20 PM
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Man down..my brother in law

Well, I just found out that my brother in law was killed in Iraq. He was a Stryker crew-member. His Stryker was on a routine patrol when a device (we don't quite know if it was a roadside bomb, mortar, or exactly what it was) blew up next to them. He took shrapnel in the neck and died shortly thereafter. You can watch the news every night and feel bad for the men and women dying everyday, but until it happens to someone in your family you don't realize how "real" it is. This was his second tour in Iraq and the first one went off without a hitch. As I said, I don't know the details, yet. My father in law only found out today. I'm going to talk to him tomorrow or this weekend when they know more. His wife is my wife's sister and I'm dreading telling her as they are very close. Please remember Frankie in your prayers. Thank you.

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:26 PM
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My condolences Tater. I know that doesn't help much, but, you and yours will be in my prayers. Hang in there bud.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:58 PM
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It does help a little that people you know understand and care, and we do.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:28 PM
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:46 PM
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You have my condolences Tater.
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:01 AM
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You and your family have my condolences. You will be in my prayers.

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Old 02-18-2005, 12:20 AM
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My condolences Tater. Words don't express properly, but sorry for the loss of your brother in law, will say a prayer also, Waidmannsheil, Dom.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:02 AM
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God bless your family and my deepest regret for your mother in law and her family.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:40 AM
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THERE IS NOT A NIGHT GOES BY THAT THOSE FOLKS AREN'T IN MY PRAYERS. I BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, 4 YEARS IN VIETNAM, TWO AS AN AIRCREW MEMBER.

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Old 02-18-2005, 06:17 AM
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Me too. One service man to another.

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Old 02-18-2005, 06:21 AM
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Tater, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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Old 02-18-2005, 06:29 AM
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Tater,
I'm sorry to hear that. I have a brother in the army (not in harms way though) & I know how I would feel if it were him! Again, Best wishes & may he R.I.P!
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:11 AM
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I dont know what to say.....God my heart goes out to you and your family......please post an address, some of us would like to send cards...I know I would...again this is devastating for our group.... and your family I am so sorry...Val
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:05 AM
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Tater, please accept our condolences and sorrow. Your family will be in our prayers. As a Korean vet I know the feelings of losing a brother sericeman.
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:19 PM
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Prayers are with you Tater for you and your family as well as the other soldiers in harms way serving our country overseas.
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