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Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:04 am

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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:09 am

But they died spreading freedom and democracy to the world. Surely that must be comforting for their families.

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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:16 am

Truly sad. All from the same unit outside Cleveland.

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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:21 am

I saw this.....my prayers go to their families and friends.

This is a huge loss to one region. National Guard and Reserve units that are more localized in their recruiting makes them more vulnerable to something like this.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:25 am

A terrible loss to the communities and to The Corps . . .

My condolences to their families and to their Units . . .
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:34 am

Here is a cnn link also.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/08/03/iraq.main/index.html

Here is a msnbc.com link

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8797271/

[Edited 2005-08-04 00:35:59]
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:35 am

This is pretty horrible. I heard on the radio that the people from the town are pretty much in shock.

The most amazing thing to me is the minimal media coverage being given to this compared to the dissapearance of the teen in Aruba.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:36 am

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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:14 am

It is very sad indeed! Some of these kids, and they are just that kids joined up after 9-11 to protect and serve our Country! That felt that strong to put there life's on hold and join up after the horrible events of 9-11.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:58 pm

People, please do not take this thread off track into another debate about the war, policy, etc etc. Believe me, it has been discussed ad nauseum!

All loss of life is a tragedy. You can't say that any one loss of life is more or less important than others. If you say that, then you are devaluing all life. This thread is meant as a show of respect. It is not meant to say that anyone is more important than anyone else. Please don't hijack it. That goes for both sides of the argument. Death is a subject which deserves some maturity. If you can't treat it as such, please just leave this thread alone.

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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:39 pm

Quoting Cairo (Reply 1):
But they died spreading freedom and democracy to the world. Surely that must be comforting for their families

In a perfect world, but in our world, they died knowing that people are saying it's a shame they died, and nothing has changed....

im not taking sides on this matter, but it's a bit simplistic to say that's what people think....people dont think that anymore...people are sick of Iraq and the issues it is causing around the world...

a new answer is needed
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:46 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 5):
is a msnbc.com link

horrible to see it in such a direct way, particularily if you try to imagine how you would have felt having been inside that rolling coffin
 
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:58 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 8):

Or the signed up in order to get a better life, for a future.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:58 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 8):
Some of these kids, and they are just that kids joined up after 9-11 to protect and serve our Country! That felt that strong to put there life's on hold

A) your statement about "kids" is surprising, as they must have been aware that joining the armed forces of a superpower can mean REAL war. I mean, if somebody joins a small army in continental Europe then he can really expect NEVER to encounter war.
B) "life put on hold" in view of that film-sequence ? Yes, I have seen that father, just so proud only two years ago, having both his sons with the marines. And NOW, one of his sons brings home the human remains of the other one.
 
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:08 am

ME AVN FAN, remind me when a real tragedy befalls your area, to show callous indifference to those who are suffering, OK?
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:50 am

Once again, the thread is blown off topic by insensitive, partisan people that can't see this isn't the thread for rude, uncaring, bigoted remarks.

Time for some post deletions I think.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:11 am

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 10):
In a perfect world, but in our world, they died knowing that people are saying it's a shame they died, and nothing has changed....

At least these Marines gave their all, and made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope that maybe it would make a difference. They died trying to make a difference.

My condolences and prayers are with the families and friends of these brave men.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting Navymidn (Reply 16):
At least these Marines gave their all, and made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope that maybe it would make a difference. They died trying to make a difference.

My condolences and prayers are with the families and friends of these brave men.

I believe this sums it up best, and possibly we can keep our feelings out of this and show some respect to all of the fallen service men and women every where in the most trying of times.

This might be a good time to take some advise that I am sure all of our parents have told us at one time or another, "If you can not say anything nice, don't say anything at all!".

[Edited 2005-08-05 19:40:41]
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:17 am

If you start a war, people are going to die. Deal with it  spit 
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:32 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 18):
If you start a war, people are going to die. Deal with it

And if you start a thread like that, people like Manni will show up and show what shallow human beings they are. Too bad we have to deal with that.

Of course, you'd wail if these were 20 Iraqi's, Manni. They're just scumbag Americans, so they don't count.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:24 am

Your words Dickie, I'm only quoting what your wrote in the Hiroshima thread  footinmouth 

Again, if your countrymen like to bully the world, deal with the consequences.
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:29 am

"Your words Dickie, I'm only quoting what your wrote in the Hiroshima thread"

Then what is that stupid post of yours doing in this thread?
 
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RE: Ohio Loses 20 Marines In Two Days!

Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:48 am

Manni, I'll keep baiting you tomrrow. It shows just what a sad person you are. This isn't about bullying. This is about the grief of a community, so I sugges you leave this thread. You don't belong on it.
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