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Spanaway (WA) man is Army's oldest Afghanistan casualty (age 59)
KING 5 TV Seattle ^ | 8/21/09 | DREW MIKKELSEN

Posted on 08/21/2009 8:29:30 PM PDT by llevrok

SPANAWAY, Wash. - A Spanaway grandfather is the latest casualty of war from Washington state.

Fifty-nine-year-old First Sergeant Jose Crisostomo was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb Tuesday. He is believed to be the oldest U.S. soldier to die in Afghanistan.

Crisostomo, who was known to friends as "Joe Sinbad," was well aware of the risks of combat.

During a 24-year military career he served in Vietnam and Kuwait before retiring from the military in 1993.

After 9/11, Crisostomo decided to re-enlist in the U.S. Army.

"He insisted going back and serving his country," said Crisostomo’s wife of 39 years, Patricia.

"That was his passion, his life," said Patricia, who met her husband on their native Guam.

Crisostomo founded a community organization made up of fellow Pacific Islanders.

Jose Crisostomo was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

"We’re just going to miss him," said neighbor Norm Ruediger.

Ruediger remembers when Crisostomo found out he was going back to war in April of 2008.

"He was proud, he was tickled to go back and serve his country again," said Ruediger.

Crisostomo is survived by his wife, four children and 10 grandchildren.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; anamericansoldier; fallen; ied
God Speed, Sarge.
1 posted on 08/21/2009 8:29:30 PM PDT by llevrok
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To: sionnsar

WA Ping


2 posted on 08/21/2009 8:29:53 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: llevrok

Very sad. I salute you Joe Sinbad. RIP.


3 posted on 08/21/2009 8:33:42 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: WeatherGuy; CBF; x_plus_one; Libertina; sportutegrl; kayti; narses; Avid Coug; RedinaBlue; ...
"He insisted going back and serving his country" -- Godspeed First Sergeant Jose Crisostomo

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4 posted on 08/21/2009 8:34:09 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: llevrok

Prayers outbound for First Sergeant Jose Crisostomo. Rest In Peace Sir.


5 posted on 08/21/2009 8:36:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: llevrok

Amen. Thank you for watching my 6, Joe and rest in peace.


6 posted on 08/21/2009 8:37:12 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: Beloved Levinite; Kolokotronis
Sinbad

Is Crisostomo related to the Greek Chrystosom? "[Of the?] Golden-mouth"?

7 posted on 08/21/2009 8:37:35 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: llevrok
Heartbreaking. God Bless Old Army NCO’s. Lord prepare an endless FTX, a GP medium, an FTP, an HHC, a barracks, a deuce, and a mess for him in heaven.
8 posted on 08/21/2009 8:38:19 PM PDT by dersepp (I am an Angry, Brooks Bros. Mob of One)
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To: Just Lori
“Formerly” Lori sad Ping...
9 posted on 08/21/2009 8:39:44 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Bitter Clunker Clinger all wee-wee'd up, Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: llevrok

You are an inspiration to us, Top Crisostomo. God bless you and your family.


10 posted on 08/21/2009 8:43:50 PM PDT by Kozel89
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To: llevrok

G*d bless you, Sgt. C. RIP.

Prayerts for him, and his family.


11 posted on 08/21/2009 8:49:42 PM PDT by CDB (The Bamster is a political suicide bomber)
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To: llevrok

God bless him.


12 posted on 08/21/2009 8:50:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: llevrok
THAT is why we'll win out over all the socialists, muzzies, illegal aliens, or whoever.

Because of good, true men that will not quit.

God Bless the Sergeant.

/johnny

13 posted on 08/21/2009 9:03:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: llevrok

Rest in peace First Sergeant Jose Crisostomo.

Salute.
14 posted on 08/21/2009 9:10:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: llevrok
God Bless this First Shirt. I will say a special prayer for him tonight.
15 posted on 08/21/2009 9:11:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: llevrok

RIP.


16 posted on 08/21/2009 9:28:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: llevrok

RIP


17 posted on 08/21/2009 9:57:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: sionnsar

“Is Crisostomo related to the Greek Chrystosom? “[Of the?] Golden-mouth”?”

I expect that’s where it comes from, s.

May Your Memory Be Eternal, Sarge!


18 posted on 08/22/2009 4:24:37 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: llevrok
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19 posted on 08/22/2009 7:03:10 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. God help us.)
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To: llevrok

Thank you for your service Sergeant Jose Crisostomo. May you rest in peace and may the Dear Lord comfort your family in their loss.


20 posted on 08/22/2009 9:13:45 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

i know sergeant “C” personally.i was wit him in kabul and just came bak yesterday i am a british soldier and i can tel u guys if u wanna se a true and a great soldier sergeant “c” is da 1,since yesterday im lyinon bed thinkinabout him and da last he said to da nite b4 da sad incident i was in da guardroom and he came and said to us keep da great work soldiers and we all laugh bcos he is a moral keeper ,we will miss u great soldier and i cannot wait to get bak and get them bastards


21 posted on 08/23/2009 7:54:22 AM PDT by 2ray
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I am a Canadian Soldier and have also had the honour to meet and work with 1st Sgt Crisostomo in Kabul. He was a great man. Stand easy brother and we will see you soon.


22 posted on 09/02/2009 9:04:22 AM PDT by ben_dover7
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