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Recent Casualties Afganistan (a family friend)
Tulsa World -AP ^ | 4-24-2012 | Tulsa World -AP

Posted on 04/25/2012 2:32:05 AM PDT by nevergore

Two soldiers died Sunday in a roadside bombing in Paktia, Afghanistan. They were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, 28, of Cobb, Ga., and Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf, 22, of Boynton Beach, Fla. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Georgia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afganistan; military; us; war
The two young men mentioned in the article didn't survive, what wasn't mentioned are the survivors, one of which is a dear friend of our family.

I've known Sgt Justin L. since he was 12 years old, he was my daughter's boyfriend through high school, went on our family vacations with us and was like one of our kid's.

Justin is at Bagram AFB Hospital...both his femurs are broken, his left leg was so mangled the doctors amputated it below the knee, they’re still evaluating further amputations on the remaining leg(s). They removed his spleen, he has a lacerated liver, several broken ribs and a punctured lung. He’s on a respirator. On a posiive note, the doctors reported he did open his eyes once and wiggled his right fingers.

They plan to transport him to Germany once he stabilizes.

Please take a moment today to pray for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those that remain. Any specific prayers for Justin would be appreciated as well.

1 posted on 04/25/2012 2:32:08 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: nevergore

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If they are missing a hand or arm, we load voice recognition software on the computer

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2 posted on 04/25/2012 2:57:06 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: nevergore
The list is endless ... their sacrifice is infinite ...

Yeager, an improvised explosive device detection dog, lies in front of a battlefield cross as Staff Sgt. Derick Clark, a kennel supervisor with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and 26-year-old native of Mich., and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Dale Reeves, a kennel officer in charge with 2nd Bn., 9th Marines and 41-year-old native of S.C., observe a moment of silence in honor of Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, a dog handler and mortarman who served with Weapons Company, 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, during a memorial service here, April 22, 2012.

Tarwoe became Yeager’s handler in July 2011, was killed in action during a dismounted patrol in support of combat operations in Helmand province’s Marjah district, April 12.

Prayers for your friend ... and for many, many more!

3 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:11 AM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: RaceBannon

Thank you! It’s still too early, we are still worried about survivabilty at this point....He has his fingers and appears to have hand movement...they’ve now put him in a medically induced coma as they do further evaluations on his condition, specifically legs....

He’s a great kid, only 23, an athelete, HS football player, great ethics and morals....

We got the news late Monday night...I walked up to my front door and my wife was standing there sobbing.....A major at Ft Bragg had just called his parents and they called us immediately after.....


4 posted on 04/25/2012 3:10:41 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

This is where I get angry, not only have the 2 Soldiers died, but there are more casualties from another road side bomb, probably the source being a road side bomb factory in Iran. As I also said of the French factories helping Saddam Hussein, they should have been eliminated. Our wars must be won on every level.

I am glad this Soldier has a good person as yourself to take interest in his recovery. Thank you!


5 posted on 04/25/2012 3:27:29 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: nevergore

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support for our wounded and fallen troops. They need all the support they can get as they sure are not supported by our current president.

Obama has changed the rules of engagement in that our soldiers can no longer protect themselves. They are frustrated sitting ducks, not even allowed to protect themselves for fear of being court martialed for not being politically correct. It’s no wonder the suicide rate is so high.

Here is a report that comes out several times per day, providing insights into what is happening: http://themilitarysuicidereport.wordpress.com/author/themilitarysuicidereport/

Read a few of the stories in the archives and you will get the drift.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 3:46:35 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

We are paying a terrible price in blood in Afganistan....

Some of our youngest and brightest, certainly our bravest....

I intended this thread to be support and prayer thread for our troops....


7 posted on 04/25/2012 3:57:09 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

“I intended this thread to be support and prayer thread for our troops....”

I support our troops, rally behind them, and am very frustrated at the way the current administration is not supporting them in battle or in their healing of wounds.

This morning at 10 am is a meeting in Washington by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on the current situation involving assessment and treatment of wounded soldiers. I hope they finally open their eyes.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 4:22:24 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: nevergore

Prayers for those who perished and for those who survived. May God comfort their families, friends and comrades at arms.
The best thing we can do to support our men and women in harm’s way is to boot out the current White House occupant and as many of his cronies as possible, IMHO.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 4:55:58 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Pat4ever

What a tragic waste. Too many of our military people have been sacrificed and for what, trying to save and develop a country still living in the fourth century?

Dear “leader” (Bama) tells them they cannot shoot first and only when fired upon. That is INSANE, we re in a war. Have any of you ever had to face an armed enemy hell bent on killing you?

It is time to replace “Dear leader” and I hope the military votes get counted this time around.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 5:06:31 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: nevergore

Prayers sent neighbor.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 7:52:17 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: All

Information is coming late but here’s the latest:

They transported him now to Germany (4:15am) with his entire abdomen cut open and exposed....they need to continually irrigate and evaluate other organs......The next 72 hours are critical...I’ll keep everyone updated.....

He’s a strong “kid” and the prayers help!


12 posted on 04/25/2012 9:35:34 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Jim Robinson

The two young men mentioned in the article didn’t survive, what wasn’t mentioned are the survivors, one of which is a dear friend of our family.
I’ve known Sgt Justin L. since he was 12 years old, he was my daughter’s boyfriend through high school, went on our family vacations with us and was like one of our kid’s.

Justin is at Bagram AFB Hospital...both his femurs are broken, his left leg was so mangled the doctors amputated it below the knee, they’re still evaluating further amputations on the remaining leg(s). They removed his spleen, he has a lacerated liver, several broken ribs and a punctured lung. He’s on a respirator. On a posiive note, the doctors reported he did open his eyes once and wiggled his right fingers.

They plan to transport him to Germany once he stabilizes.

Please take a moment today to pray for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those that remain. Any specific prayers for Justin would be appreciated as well.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 9:37:04 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore
"Please take a moment today to pray for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those that remain. Any specific prayers for Justin would be appreciated as well."

Done and prayers for you and your family as well.

God Bless.

14 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:07 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian; All

Information is now public regarding him at:
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/apr/25/local-soldier-injured-seriously-by-roadside-bomb/
You can now put a face and some background with Justin....


15 posted on 04/25/2012 10:57:51 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Ask that Major about the rest of the Platoon, okay?

We help everyone :)


16 posted on 04/25/2012 6:14:15 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: nevergore; Ezekiel; ExTexasRedhead; Kathy in Alaska; SJackson; firebrand; RaceBannon; neverdem; ...

Prayers up!


17 posted on 04/26/2012 1:45:09 PM PDT by Yehuda (www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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