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Really need to get them out of Afganistan

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  • DirtyDawgDirtyDawg Member Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Thought on this over night not sure it would be good to show KIA's on a board for Blue Star Moms.


    The sign I'm referring to is actually the sign for my carwash & storage. I tried to post a pic of it, but can't figure it out. It's just a sign with 2 rows of text. It's not specifically for the BSM's.

    I certainly would not want to do anything to cause grief or angst.

    Instead, should I put something like, On Memorial Day, think of the 4,000+ servicemembers killed in the Middle East

    Again, certainly not trying to upset or hurt anyone....just wanting to bring attention to the # of deaths. And certainly, after Memorial Day, I'd like to post something about the ongoing deaths.

    Thoughts?? I will respect all suggestions and recommendations. I'm only trying to bring attention to the ongoing loss of human life in a sand box where we don't belong.
  • sovereignmansovereignman Member Posts: 544 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by DirtyDawg
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Thought on this over night not sure it would be good to show KIA's on a board for Blue Star Moms.


    The sign I'm referring to is actually the sign for my carwash & storage. I tried to post a pic of it, but can't figure it out. It's just a sign with 2 rows of text. It's not specifically for the BSM's.

    I certainly would not want to do anything to cause grief or angst.

    Instead, should I put something like, On Memorial Day, think of the 4,000+ servicemembers killed in the Middle East

    Again, certainly not trying to upset or hurt anyone....just wanting to bring attention to the # of deaths. And certainly, after Memorial Day, I'd like to post something about the ongoing deaths.

    Thoughts?? I will respect all suggestions and recommendations. I'm only trying to bring attention to the ongoing loss of human life in a sand box where we don't belong.
    Don.t post names, post overall figures say over a month to month period.Or yearly.
  • DirtyDawgDirtyDawg Member Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's my thought as well. But, should I wait until after Memorial Day?? Or, should I say something like:

    "Thank you veterans"
    "4,8XX lost since 2001"
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado, 25, of San Jose, Calif., died May 23 in Zharay, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    And How amny are Wounded. This list I only get for my local area sometimes.

    quote:KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A U.S. Army medic from Springfield was injured by an IED in Afghanistan.
    Heidi Olson, a 2010 George Fox University graduate, has been flown back to the United States for treatment, according to GFU Public Information Officer Rob Felton.
    Felton says 23-year-old Olson was one of three Army medics who was injured in an IED explosion on May 8 in Kandahar.
    He says it happened when one of the other medics stepped on an IED after helping an injured soldier.
    Olson's left eye was damaged. She also has second-degree burns on her face and minor shrapnel wounds on her left side and arm.
  • Horney toadHorney toad Member Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Cale C. Miller, 23, of Overland Park, Kan, died May 24, in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey, 22, of Boring, Ore., died May 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif


    This one is closer to home.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Hospitalman Eric D. Warren, of Shawnee, Okla., died May 26 of wounds received in action due to an improvised explosive device blast in Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team seems to be getting hit hard.


    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc.Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, 21, of Salinas, Calif., died May. 26 in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • blogdog37blogdog37 Member Posts: 372 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In my lifetime I have witnessed 5 wars.

    Obama and LBJ re: I will not send the boys to South East Asia 1964 [after election 1965, LBJ sent 553,000 to Vietnam,

    Obama who promised to get our troops out of Afganistan and Iraq, re: the fighting force has been moved to Kuwait and is just waiting for the election to get over so they can go back in, some will end up in Somali, Syria, and there is a possiblity of Egypt, or Iran.

    If you vote for a candidate based on what he or she say's, shame on you history should tell our Presidents have for the most part been liars.
  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,188 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Constitution calls for defense of our contry...

    Why are leaders killing our soldiers and wasting our tax dollars on unwinnible fronts?
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Tofiga J. Tautolo, 23, of Wilmington, Calif., died May 27, in Bati Kot, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

    Tautolo was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
  • DirtyDawgDirtyDawg Member Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Any way I can get signed up for this "notification" to be e-mailed to me??


    Edit- Nevermind, I found a link on the websites above that allow me to get on the mailing list. Thanks!
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Not sure you want on it.

    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died May 28, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their helicopter crashed. The Soldiers were assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany.

    Killed were:

    Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and Chief Warrant Officer Five John C. Pratt, 51, of Springfield, Va.;


    Heard thru other chanels about this one so was waiting for it to come thru.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lance Cpl. Steven G. Sutton, 24, of Leesburg, Ga., died May 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 15,418 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I really get a kick out of the way the government names these actions. "Operation Enduring Freedom", sounds great, placates the sheep but it is the biggest waste of young American lives in US history. Why do government officials so frivously send American men and women to die in these craphole countries?? Is anything ever going to change for the better in Afghanistan? Pakistan? Iraq? And now Syria??? The American people need to take back the government and vote these scumbags out of office once and for all!
  • sovereignmansovereignman Member Posts: 544 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Really need to stop supporting the Zionist cause and get out of the mid-east conflict.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    25 in a very short time.[:(!]

    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. Julian C. Chase, 22, of Edgewater, Md., died May 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Then we are activating even more.

    quote:National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 29, 2012



    This week the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force announced a decrease in activated reservists while the Coast Guard announced no change. The net collective result is 707 fewer reservists activated in comparison to last week.

    At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. The total number currently on active duty from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 47,778; Navy Reserve, 4,386; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 9,950; Marine Corps Reserve, 4,545, and the Coast Guard Reserve, 828. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 67,487, including both units and individual augmentees.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Navy Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas, of Greensboro, N.C., died May 30 while conducting combat operations in Panjwa'l, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Security Detachment in Bremerton, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Cpl. Nicholas H. Olivas, 20, of Fairfield, Ohio, died May 30 in Zharay, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Staff Sgt. Roberto Loeza, 28, of El Paso, Texas, died May 25 in Charkh, Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey, 22, of Boring, Ore., died May 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif


    This one is closer to home.


    Just saw he was to be Married next month.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died May 27, in Chak-E Warkdak District, Afghanistan, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces. The soldiers were assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Texas.

    Killed were:

    Spc. Kedith L. Jacobs, 21, of Denver, Colo, and

    Pfc. Leroy Deronde III, 22, Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Staff Sgt. Alexander G. Povilaitis, 47, of Dawsonville, Ga., died May 31, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the enemy attacked with an improvised explosive device.

    Povilaitis was assigned to 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • sovereignmansovereignman Member Posts: 544 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Staff Sgt. Alexander G. Povilaitis, 47, of Dawsonville, Ga., died May 31, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the enemy attacked with an improvised explosive device.

    Povilaitis was assigned to 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

    Died for what? "Enduring freedom " what a bunch of horse puky.

    Our men succumbing for Israels continueing war on the east.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Witsman, 23, of Covington, Ind., died May 30 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

    This incident is under investigation.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:






    DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Gerardo Campos, 23, of Miami, Fla., died June 2 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    More heading over there.

    quote:The Department of Defense today identified four units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation involves one brigade combat team with more than 3,000 personnel to rotate in late Spring 2012; one brigade combat team with more than 2,950 personnel and one combat aviation brigade with more than 2,580 to rotate in late Fall 2012; and one combat aviation brigade with more than 2,500 personnel to rotate in early Winter 2012. The deploying units include:

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. (deploys in late Spring 2012).

    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. (deploys in late Fall 2012).

    101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell, Ky. (deploys in late Fall 2012).

    3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga. (deploys in early Winter 2012).
  • machine gun moranmachine gun moran Member Posts: 5,198
    edited November -1
    Politicians, International Bankers, and opium traffic. Obama provides the protection.

    Anybody remember the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal? Congress had Clark Clifford, a big-wig Democrat who had worked for dirtbags like LBJ and Carter, in the hot seat, and a member of the investigating committee was raking him over the coals with words like 'You were the Bank's chief Attorney, and you didn't know that the Bank's sole business was laundering drug money and concealing other frauds?'

    But somehow...everybody walked.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Vincent J. Ellis, 22, of Tokyo, Japan, died June 4, in Landstuhl, Germany, from wounds suffered June 1, on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with improvised explosive devices and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:






    DOD Identifies Army Casualties



    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Killed were:

    Capt. Scott P. Pace, 39, of Brawley, Calif., and

    1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Navy Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler Jr., 47, of Gulfport, Fla., was found deceased in his berthing compartment June 8 on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65). He was assigned to Enterprise as a logistics specialist. Enterprise is currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Cpl. Anthony R. Servin, 22, of Moreno Valley, Calif., died June 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

    This incident is under investigation.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Brandon D. Goodine, 20, of Luthersville, Ga., died June 7 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Nathan T. Davis, 20, Yucaipa, Calif., died June 9, in Tore Obeh, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

    Davis was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore, 25, New Windsor, Ill., died June 10, in Panjwai, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy, small arms fire.

    Luxmore was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, 21, of Andover, Minn., died June 13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:






    DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. 1st Class Barett W. McNabb, of Chino Valley, Ariz., died June 12, in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device.

    McNabb was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
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