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Roanoke Co. Father Confirms Soldier Son's Death in Quran Burning Protest
The Roanoke Times ^ | Friday, February 24, 2012 | Mason Adams

Posted on 02/24/2012 5:52:25 PM PST by kristinn

Cpl. T.J. Conrad, who grew up in the Roanoke Valley and graduated from Northside High School, was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, his father said this afternoon.

Conrad, 22, was one of two American troops who was shot and killed by a man wearing Afghan military or police fatigues during a protest over the burning of Qurans on a U.S. air base, according to Tim Conrad.

“It was basically an ambush,” said Tim Conrad.

T.J. Conrad leaves behind a wife and 7-month-old son.

(Excerpt) Read more at roanoke.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; fallen; soldier; tjconrad
Prayers for Corporal Conrad and his family.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 5:52:31 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Very sad.

We should get out of there and let those animals eat each other!


2 posted on 02/24/2012 5:58:48 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: kristinn

My prayers are with them as well.

This makes me unbearably sad and furious at the same time.

These people just live to be outraged. The administration has apologized twice (I don’t even agree with once)...so pull our people out of that hell hole now. Let the chips fall where they may.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 5:59:56 PM PST by berdie
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To: kristinn

by a man wearing Afghan military or police fatigues

Is he dead now?


4 posted on 02/24/2012 6:01:36 PM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: kristinn

Has Barack Insane Obama called the families yet? Don’t hold your breath.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 6:03:26 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: kristinn

TJ was younger than my son but knew him from helping with the wrestling team. Prayers to the family


6 posted on 02/24/2012 6:05:28 PM PST by virginia lurker
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To: kristinn

Prayers for him and for his family. May he rest in peace.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 6:07:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Another terrible sacrifice.

I hope the families of these two young heroes get up in Obozamma’s grill...

We can’t survive another “5” years of this fraud.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 6:09:31 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: kristinn

Prayers up for Cpl Conrad and his family and friends. RIP, hero.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 6:09:52 PM PST by Pat4ever
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To: kristinn

It’s appalling that President POS has apologized to Karzai for burning Korans whether on purpose or by accident and has not DEMANDED an apology from Karzai for the wanton and purposfull murders of our two soldiers. If President POS plans to reduce our nuclear arsenal, let it be done by carpet bombing Karzai’s shithole and the savages that inhabit it.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 6:13:43 PM PST by Postman (The only handgun we can carry in the PRNJ shoots rubber bands)
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To: kristinn

RIP, Cpl. Conrad. Prayers up for you and all who love you.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 6:19:39 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: kristinn
The Great Apologizer
12 posted on 02/24/2012 6:24:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: kristinn

Prayers of rhis fine young man and his family.

A sad and angry SueRae.

I’d like to be able to help them on a personal level. If you hear of any way to do this (a trust for his child or other family request, please let us know)


13 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:47 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: kristinn

“Prayers for Corporal Conrad and his family. “

Indeed. Thanks, Kristinn.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 6:36:45 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: kristinn

Praying for this dear American soldier and his beloved family.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 6:45:46 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: kristinn

I spent the morning on the phone to many offices of Senators and Congressmen, expressing my outrage that our President apologized to the corrupt President of Afghanistan over the Koran burning. I told them that I live in Delaware, the home of Dover Air Force Base, where the bodies of these two Americans are being flown to, to be processed at the mortuary for shipment to their mothers, who have just received telegrams informing them of their sons’ deaths—FOR NOTHING!!

I told them it is time to stop all funding for Afghanistan theater operations, to declare victory, and to bring the boys home—NOW!! Not in 2014.

I told them that that hellhole of a country, Afghanistan, is not worth one more American limb, one more American life, one more American dollar.

Our SOB “Resident” has purposefully stuck us in our collective eye again. He should be booed and protested everywhere he goes, without let up, by protestors.

The Conrad family and the family of the other soldier have now been forced into a hell on earth with the loss of their sons. And over what—the burning of the printed pages containing the absurd bastardized religious writings of an insane, blood-thirsty pedophile?

This was the war that Obama said he could win if given the chance. He has shown he is not worthy of the title of either President or of Commander in Chief.

If Freepers feel the same way, you must make the calls yourselves on Monday to your representatives—it is time to stop the insanity in Afghanistan. Bring the boys home before more telegrams have to be sent to more beleagured families of soldiers in Afghanistan combat zones.

Because two weeks after we leave, the Taliban will be in control anyway. And I hope that the drug running useful idiot Karzai is strung from a tree by them, like he deserves.

Islam is not a religion; it is a death cult. And it is feeling a resurgence of power worldwide. It respects nothing except overwhelming force, and history of the last 1400 years shows us that is the only thing that checks its relentless bloodfilled march.

I will not surrender my Christianity or my culture to Islam.

With all that said, I give my condolences and prayers to the family of Cpl. Conrad and the other murdered soldier, and my thanks to them for the costly sacrifice they have laid upon the altar of American freedom. God bless and keep them.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 6:48:44 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: kristinn

So, so sad. Prayers for Corporal Conrad, family and friends. :(


17 posted on 02/24/2012 6:52:44 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: kristinn

This fine young man wasn’t killed in Battle, he was murdered in Cold Blood.

“Killed” is just another vague PC term.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 6:54:32 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: kristinn

So terribly sad. Prayers for Corporal Conrad and his family. May Our Lord give them comfort.
Two of my daughters graduated from Northside.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 6:57:08 PM PST by k omalley (Caro Enim Mea, Vere est Cibus, et Sanguis Meus, Vere est Potus)
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To: Postman

President POS (great name, by the way) has fueled the fires by apologizing TWICE. Instead of pointing out that the korans needed to be burned as they were defiled by writings, he has again shown his contempt for America and again, gotten on his knee for muslims.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:46 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: kristinn

Oh, damn....
God bless the family...


21 posted on 02/24/2012 7:57:03 PM PST by matginzac
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To: kristinn

RIP.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 9:16:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: kristinn

Prayers for his family and friends.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 10:36:08 PM PST by call meVeronica
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To: berdie

Genesis chapter 16: verses 11-12 they fulfill the blessing even today.the seed of Ishmael has produced wild men whose hand is against everybody and who finds every mans hand against them.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 6:31:43 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: KoRn

Islam is Not now-nor has it ever been compliant with Western civilization. These “animals” do what they are told in their Mosques-by their Imams-it is their “culture” and I agree we ought withdraw and redeploy to contain Islam to those places it now controls -and let them slay one anther until their bloody moon god is satiated by the blood of the slaves of Islam.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 6:37:16 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: exit82

Well said.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 6:51:33 AM PST by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

We need to get out of there. We need to suspend all financial assistance to ALL ISLAMIC countries. We need to put all American corporate entities dealing with these countries on notice letting them know they are dealing in an environment that is too hostile at this time and America’s treasure will not be spent in the pursuit of their own gain. We need to read these countires the riot act and say, “Unless you police your own, obliterate the terrorist cells, the Wahabi schools, etc. we have to assume you support them. If you support them then you are our enemy, too.” Then we need to re-tool, wait for another act of aggression (sorry to say, on American soil) and then go ALL IN and begin dealing with these Islamic nations the way they should have always been dealt with.

Finally, we need to put all those Islamic-Americans residing in our own country who have been all too willing to remain silent, “How come? How come you have not come out and lectured your own people about their barbarism, about their extreme indifference to the suffereings of THEIR OWN PEOPLE that THEY have brought upon the Islamic world? How come you have not marched in America’s streets demanding that Pakistan hand over all Talibanistas/all terrorists? How come you have not marched on Washington to demand President Obama stop placating Islamic nations with a wink and a nod approach to diplomacy?” Does this particular brand of silence suggest anything to non-Islamic-Americans about, the possibility that our fellow countrymen might be in support of the “radical” form of Islamic extremism practiced by our enemies (would that not mean these “citizens” are also our enemeies?) World-wide, the silence of those Islamists opposed to these “terrorists” is deafening. One could almost be lead to believe their unwillingness to stand up to their own “brothers and sisters in Islam” is the final approval that leads to the barbarism we’ve been witnessing the past few decades.

Alas, none of this will ever occur. We will continue to “reach out” with the doctrine of precious liberty we believe all people thirst for (Do they really? Doesn’t the Islamist really want to remove your liberty [or your head—take your pick] from you? Does the socialist really thirst for liberty? Or does he thirst for the control/suppression of the liberty of others?) We will continue to play this fool’s game, continue to sacrifice young, precious lives until we have the moral strength to recognize an enemy when we see it, shout, “fanatic” when it is on display, and apply fitting appellations (religion of death, not the religion of peace) when appropriate.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 7:11:49 AM PST by MarDav
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To: exit82
"Islam is not a religion; it is a death cult. And it is feeling a resurgence of power worldwide. It respects nothing except overwhelming force, and history of the last 1400 years shows us that is the only thing that checks its relentless bloodfilled march."

The only solution may be to carpet bomb them off the face of this earth. Better them than us.

28 posted on 02/25/2012 7:18:15 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: StonyBurk

A brother brought forth these verses the other night. They speak of the nations raging against God and His people:

Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Psa 83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
Psa 83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Psa 83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Psa 83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
Psa 83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Until we realize we are up against this brand of zealotry, we are doomed to fight a losing battle. We use diplomacy...they use deception. We use peace...they use the sword. We use compassion...they use brutality. The Islamist is bent on destroying God’s people. Period. Nothing less.

Fortunately, we know who wins this war.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 7:23:52 AM PST by MarDav
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To: MarDav

Amen -brother.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 11:45:21 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Thank you. And thank you for pointing out why the Korans needed burning. I wonder, with the murders of two additional soldiers this morning, why President POS hasn’t issued yet another apology. Is he ill? Has the cat got his tongue?


31 posted on 02/25/2012 2:41:02 PM PST by Postman (The only handgun we can carry in the PRNJ shoots rubber bands)
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To: Postman
I wonder, with the murders of two additional soldiers this morning, why President POS hasn’t issued yet another apology. Is he ill? Has the cat got his tongue?

Maybe he's FINALLY waking up to the reality of these murderous people that he's in bed with.

Oh, who am I kidding...

32 posted on 02/25/2012 3:00:21 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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