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25 year old Marine killed in Afghanistan...huge funeral turnout...no MSM
self | August 19, 2010 | Viet Nam vet

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; hero; msm; semperfi; soldier; tennmarine

1 posted on 08/21/2010 5:22:13 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: bareford101

Misty eyed bump


2 posted on 08/21/2010 5:23:33 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: bareford101

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.


3 posted on 08/21/2010 5:24:34 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: bareford101

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.


4 posted on 08/21/2010 5:32:14 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: bareford101

Prayers for his family and also for your community.
Thank you for letting us know.


5 posted on 08/21/2010 5:32:37 PM PDT by two23
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To: bareford101
The MSM should be handled as an enemy. You do not hear a death count since the anointed one took over either. God rest this true American’s soul and may he damn the President and press.
6 posted on 08/21/2010 5:32:51 PM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: Persevero
The MSM has not earned a right to be there, in my opinion.

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.)

7 posted on 08/21/2010 5:41:33 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar

“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.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 5:42:40 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13

God speed Soldier.


9 posted on 08/21/2010 5:51:53 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: RocketRoland
You do not hear a death count since the anointed one took over because since he put in his new ROE (Rules of Engagement) that ties our soldiers hands - not allowing them to defend themselves - our KIA’s have doubled - each month the count has been like the first year.

His strategy is to protect the Taliban over our troops.

Here's’ one example:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/75036.html

10 posted on 08/21/2010 5:54:05 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: bareford101
The person replied, "Kristopher has already paid it".

His community understands the value of this young Marine's sacrifice. The anti-American MSM couldn't care less.

RIP, Kristopher Greer.

Semper Fidelis

11 posted on 08/21/2010 5:56:47 PM PDT by Semper Mark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPvuYxUxEto)
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To: RocketRoland; SandRat; LUV W; Allegra; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; ohioWfan; mystery-ak; ...

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)

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/staff-sgt-derek-farley-dies-disarming-ied-11449732

God bless and protect all those in harm’s way.
St. Michael, be their defender in battle.


12 posted on 08/21/2010 6:01:14 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

SEMPER FI MAC
RIP


13 posted on 08/21/2010 6:05:31 PM PDT by riverChief
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To: STARWISE

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

14 posted on 08/21/2010 6:08:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I can see November from my house!)
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To: RocketRoland

Ooo-rah


15 posted on 08/21/2010 6:10:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: bareford101
RIP Marine. Guided by valkyries to Valhalla where you will be welcomed with open arms.

Semper Fi.

16 posted on 08/21/2010 6:13:54 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: Persevero

As far as I’m concerned the MSM hasn’t earned the right to be toilet paper.


17 posted on 08/21/2010 6:35:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bareford101

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.


18 posted on 08/21/2010 6:39:44 PM PDT by CheathamCountyTN
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To: AZamericonnie

Beautiful, Connie .. ;)


19 posted on 08/21/2010 7:04:01 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: bareford101

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.


20 posted on 08/21/2010 7:04:03 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: bareford101

Dear Lord,
Welcome this hero into your heavenly home. Give his family comfort in their
time of need. Bless Them.
Amen


21 posted on 08/21/2010 7:06:07 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: Cloverfarm

I completely agree... standing in the gap.... I sincerely hope and pray that your guys won’t ever be put in danger.


22 posted on 08/21/2010 9:00:02 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: bareford101
Thanks, Marine! God Bless .................. FRegards
23 posted on 08/21/2010 9:02:08 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: bareford101
Good for Tennessee and everywhere else people come out to honor these men. These solemn events with huge turnouts need to go viral on websites directed at the enemy so they'll understand just how big the sleeping giant is that they have awakened.

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.

24 posted on 08/21/2010 10:24:52 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: bareford101

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.


25 posted on 08/21/2010 10:42:59 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: sionnsar

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!


26 posted on 08/21/2010 11:22:56 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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