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Remains of Seven U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Returned Home
American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Benjamin J. Matwey

Posted on 07/08/2009 6:44:00 PM PDT by Dubya

Remains of Seven U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Returned Home

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin J. Matwey Special to American Forces Press Service DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., July 8, 2009 - The remains of seven American troops killed July 6 during combat operations in Afghanistan returned to their nation during a dignified transfer this afternoon at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Today's dignified returns were of the following seven servicemembers:

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony M. Randolph, of Henryetta, Okla., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, Sigonella, Italy.

U.S. Army Capt. Mark A. Garner, of State Road, N.C., assigned to Company B, 1-4th Infantry Battalion, Hohensfels, Germany.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams, of Glenwood, Ill., assigned to Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry, Dixon, Ill., Illinois Army National Guard.

U.S. Army Sgt. Brock H. Chavers, of Bulloch, Ga., assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry, Americus, Ga., Georgia Army National Guard.

U.S. Army Spc. Chester W. Hosford, of Hastings, Minn, assigned to Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry, Dixon, Ill., U.S. Army National Guard.

U.S. Army Spc. Issac L. Johnson, of Columbus, Ga., assigned to Company A, 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Statesboro, Ga.

U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Gideon, of Murrieta, Calif., assigned to the 40th Armored Squadron, Fort Richardson, Ark.

(Tech. Sgt. Benjamin J. Matwey is assigned to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center Public Affairs)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Delaware; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; americanheroes; fallen; frwn; nationalguard; soldiers; theygaveall; warriors; welcomehome
Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony M. Randolph, of Henryetta, Okla.

Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Capt. Mark A. Garner, of State Road, N.C.

Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams, of Glenwood, Ill.

Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Sgt. Brock H. Chavers, of Bulloch, Ga.

Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Spc. Chester W. Hosford, of Hastings, Minn

Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Spc. Issac L. Johnson, of Columbus, Ga.

Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Gideon, of Murrieta, Calif.

SOLDER REST GENTLY PRESSED
TO THE CALM MOTHER EARTHS WAITING BREST
DUTY DONE LIKE THE SUN GOING WEST

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SEMPER FI SOLDER, GOD BLESS

1 posted on 07/08/2009 6:44:00 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: Dubya

God bless them. They have been and will continue to be in my prayers.


2 posted on 07/08/2009 6:45:37 PM PDT by Danae (Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: Dubya

May they rest in peace.


3 posted on 07/08/2009 6:47:11 PM PDT by TrishaSC
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To: Danae

God Bless these brave soldiers and their families. They now walk with God.


4 posted on 07/08/2009 6:47:15 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Dubya

Where’s the media clamoring to photograph their caskets?


5 posted on 07/08/2009 6:50:50 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Dubya

Prayers and condolences to their families. God Bless them!


6 posted on 07/08/2009 6:51:51 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Royal Wulff
Where’s the media clamoring to photograph their caskets?

Are you ashamed they are returned home in caskets?

7 posted on 07/08/2009 6:54:26 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

WTF? Bush in office the MSM wanted pictures of fallen soldiers being returned. Obama, not so much.


8 posted on 07/08/2009 6:56:12 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Doe Eyes

We just spent eight years with news organizations clamoring—going to court!—for the right to photograph caskets for no other purpose but to embarrass the Bush administration.

You don’t have even the slightest curiosity why they’re not doing that now?


9 posted on 07/08/2009 6:57:25 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Dubya

Where are the protesters calling Obama a war-mongering baby killer?


10 posted on 07/08/2009 6:58:07 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (What are you and who do you want?)
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To: denydenydeny
... to photograph caskets for no other purpose but to embarrass the Bush administration.

I guess I don't get the embarrassing part. Those soldiers should be honored, not ignored.

11 posted on 07/08/2009 7:02:35 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Dubya

We are humbled by their sacrifice.


12 posted on 07/08/2009 7:02:40 PM PDT by two23 (The Left: Liars, Accusers, Blamers, Whiners and Thieves.)
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To: 91B; HiJinx; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; freekitty; majhenrywest; ...

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony M. Randolph, of Henryetta, Okla.

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Capt. Mark A. Garner, of State Road, N.C.

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams, of Glenwood, Ill.

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Sgt. Brock H. Chavers, of Bulloch, Ga.

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Spc. Chester W. Hosford, of Hastings, Minn

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Spc. Issac L. Johnson, of Columbus, Ga.

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Gideon, of Murrieta, Calif.


13 posted on 07/08/2009 7:06:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Dubya
I am wondering how many are dieing needlessly?

The other day it took 2 hours to call in air support, two guys died in that fight. How can it take that long for any kinda of support?

14 posted on 07/08/2009 7:07:58 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Danae

I pray for the souls of these soldiers who have departed this life.


15 posted on 07/08/2009 7:22:23 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: SandRat

Prayers being said.


16 posted on 07/08/2009 7:32:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Dubya

Prayers up.


17 posted on 07/08/2009 7:37:05 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my wonderful DH is in his 26th year of military service! Wooo HOOO!)
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To: Dubya

None of this is important. Only the death of a dancing homosexual pedophile is important and worthy of news coverage, apparently. < /s>


18 posted on 07/08/2009 7:37:28 PM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

It could very well be that the new directive - being hyper careful to avoid civilian casualties - could cause the death of American heroes. When you are engaged in war, and only ONE side is concerned about the death of innocents, it certainly gives the other side the advantage. Political correctness has no place in battle.

Obama’s fault.


19 posted on 07/08/2009 8:00:16 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: All

An Army carry team loads into a transfer vehicle a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Nicholas Gideon Wednesday July 8, 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Gideon, of Murrieta, Calif., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

20 posted on 07/08/2009 8:02:21 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: denydenydeny

They’re too busy with the late child molester Michael Jackson.


21 posted on 07/08/2009 8:02:59 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: All

22 posted on 07/08/2009 8:03:44 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya

God bless these brave souls. Prayers for their family and friends.


23 posted on 07/08/2009 8:05:07 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Dubya

(SALUTE)

Rest in Peace, Men. I will keep you all and your families in my thoughts and prayers.


24 posted on 07/08/2009 8:10:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Dubya

Prayers for their eternal rest, and for the comfort and consolation of their friends and families.


25 posted on 07/08/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: SandRat

Amen.


26 posted on 07/08/2009 8:46:27 PM PDT by unkus
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To: SandRat; Dubya

May these Heroes rest in peace. Many thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones.


27 posted on 07/08/2009 8:50:27 PM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: Dubya

God Bless their souls.


28 posted on 07/08/2009 9:17:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Dubya
The media could not even stop the Michael Jackson party long enough to pay homage to the brave heros.

God bless them and their familes forever... Amen.

29 posted on 07/08/2009 9:35:42 PM PDT by Dream Warrior (Now is the time to stop 0bama. The government is NOT your friend.)
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To: Dubya

Prayers up for all of these men and their loved ones.


30 posted on 07/08/2009 9:53:18 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: denydenydeny

The current rules give the families the right to keep the media out of Dover. If one family objects, there will be no photos.


31 posted on 07/08/2009 9:56:36 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Royal Wulff
“Where’s the media clamoring to photograph their caskets?”

They are too busy worshiping the pedophile and drug addict in LA!

32 posted on 07/08/2009 10:42:16 PM PDT by martinidon
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Nick, you were an amazing person.
in our hearts always. you made us proud
RIP


33 posted on 07/09/2009 10:25:38 AM PDT by supportourtroops4
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To: Dubya
O dear. God bless them. God bless their families.

Everyone watch the dvd, “Taking Chance”.
Bringing our troops home is a seriously reverent and touching exercise. I thank the military for the way they respect the fallen.

Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice.

34 posted on 07/09/2009 11:46:00 AM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Dubya

My son served briefly under Capt Garner at Hohenfels before he got out of the army. Said he would have gladly followed him to A-stan - he was a good man and one Matt respected highly. Prayers for the families of these fallen and also for the family of Sgt. David, who was a fellow soldier with my son, currently serving in Iraq.


35 posted on 07/09/2009 11:58:15 AM PDT by repubmom (Proud Army Mom of a soldier in Iraq on his second tour - Psalm 91)
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