Skip to comments.25 year old Marine killed in Afghanistan...huge funeral turnout...no MSM
Posted on 08/21/2010 5:22:10 PM PDT by bareford101
Kristopher Greer, a 25-yr old Marine from our small community in Tennessee was killed in Afghanistan on August 8. His funeral was yesterday. Attendance at the funeral was remarkable. The highway was blocked, no parking spaces left at the church, had to walk or take a shuttle. It appeared as if the entire community was there plus many others from all around. You could not get into the service. Although his death is the saddest thing that can happen to a family and a community, it was overwhelming to see the Welcome Home he got and the way the entire community supported his family and his service. I heard it said that in a conversation his Grandmother said "how can we repay all these people for what they have done for us?" The person replied, "Kristopher has already paid it".
What a change from our time (Viet Nam). Even if people are against the war(s), they respect and support the troops. That is a good thing.
Misty eyed bump
The MSM has not earned a right to be there, in my opinion.
It is the alternative media that does; and it is represented even by you and your post here on FR.
We had a Marine return here in Jacksonville area yesterday. He lost both legs and and arm, but literally hundreds of locals showed out to wave flags and cheer as he came home from the hospital, you could tell he was overwhealemed by the response.Local TV media gave it pretty good coverage.
Good to see patriotism is still alive and well in OBAMAVILLE.
Prayers for his family and also for your community.
Thank you for letting us know.
The MSM may have a right to be there, but their absence is just one small part of why I don't follow the the MSM.
When their advertising budget goes to zero, so do they.
I have no problem with them asking if I'd like my order "supersized" after that. Failure is failure, and maybe next time they can find an honest profession. Such as asking me asking if I'd like my order "supersized." (No I would not, thank you.)
“When their advertising budget goes to zero, so do they. “
Yes, let them labor their way into oblivion. The MSM is not worthy to be the paper of record of this nation.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
God speed Soldier.
His strategy is to protect the Taliban over our troops.
Here's’ one example:
His community understands the value of this young Marine's sacrifice. The anti-American MSM couldn't care less.
RIP, Kristopher Greer.
God bless him and rest his precious, brave
soul in His eternal peace, and comfort his
grieving loved ones.
And also this incredible hero, Staff Sgt. Derek
Farley. Dear Lord, the magnificent and selfless
military with which You have blessed us ..takes
your breath away. God wrap His arms around Sgt.
Farley’s dear Mom and Dad. (tissue)
God bless and protect all those in harm’s way.
St. Michael, be their defender in battle.
SEMPER FI MAC
As far as I’m concerned the MSM hasn’t earned the right to be toilet paper.
He is from the area where I live. Great community which has wrapped its loving arms around Kristopher’s family. God Speed Kristopher. You lived well.
Beautiful, Connie .. ;)
That’s how it was when our neighbor boy — well, not a boy, he was 24 — neighbor’s son was killed in Afghanistan. The whole town turned out, lined the streets as the funeral procession passed by.
Most all of us waved flags but in total silence. I have never heard such a complete pause.
So sad. But I think guys like him are standing in the gap for us and maybe when my boys are military age, they won’t be in a hot war.
Welcome this hero into your heavenly home. Give his family comfort in their
time of need. Bless Them.
I completely agree... standing in the gap.... I sincerely hope and pray that your guys won’t ever be put in danger.
Maybe even send a few to Mosque Builders, Inc. so they'll get a taste of the hatred building amongst an otherwise tolerant people who aren't stupid for trusting foreigners, but beginning to question the motives of a certain sect, if you know what I mean.
These young men are playing for keeps. What we are witnessing are people who not only respect that but are willing, at last, to do the same.
America isn't going down without a fight and this fight has been brewing for some time. Things are going to get fixed here at home and then abroad. And it'll be young men like this who've made the sacrifice that will re-kindle the great spirit of America that has been tranquilized by the media and political class far too long. Woe to those caught unaware. When the tranquilizer wears off, you want to be as far from the lion or grizzly as you can. It's wearing off, folks.
My classmates went to Vietnam. Everyone at my school respected the soldiers, and we were astounded to hear that our guys were greeted with such disrespect around the country.
I don’t think any of us realized the brainwashing the MSM was doing. Walter Cronkite was supposed to be the most trusted man in America. I will never forget when he took off his glasses and said it was time to get out of Vietnam.
Because of Vietnam, I am adamant in my support of our troops, and just make sure any one around me is challenged if they utter even the tiniest thing that could be interpreted as a slight. What happened to my generation will not happen to this generation, if I can help it in anyway.
I bet plenty of people from our generation feel the same way.
The MSM has lost all benefit of the doubt. They have lost all goodwill from me and hopefully from you. Now, they have to prove they are honest and even-handed. They are assumed to be agenda-driven, lying, bottom-feeding, smear merchant, scum-suckers. Basta!