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Portrait of a widow's grief: Wife of fallen U.S. soldier weeps as she clings to his coffin
Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/05/2012 7:22:32 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

It is the heartbreaking image of the undocumented victims of war. Here, Ashley Edens collapses on the coffin of her 22-year-old husband, Army Spc. Jason K. Edens, as his body arrives in Nashville, Tennessee from service in Afghanistan. More than 100 friends, relatives and Patriot Guards gathered at Smyrna Airport to welcome the fallen soldier home on Thursday after his death on April 26.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Portrait of a widow's grief: Wife of fallen U.S. soldier weeps as she clings to his coffin as it arrives back in Tennessee

2 posted on 05/05/2012 7:23:39 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My heartfelt sorrow for her loss.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

May God bless these American heroes, and comfort their families.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sometimes a picture can portray true emotion. This image is so powerfully sad. Such loss and grief. Prayers for our troops (alive, injured and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice). Prayers for the loved ones left behind who deal with such sorrow.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 7:29:32 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Unfortunately, AP and Daily Mail images cannot be posted. Please go to link for picture.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Are we done pussy footing around in this forsaken territory?

Either scorch the earth or get out! Our men and woman in uniform are warriors...not meals on wheels.

What has happened to our leadership that we'd put such restriction on our fighting forces in rules of engagement.

Sure, we need to humanitarian. This should consist of leaflets warning the population to evacuate elderly, woman and children. Then commence destroying the enemy with all our might until they come and lay their weapons at our feet.

It is war. Not some progressive social experiment.

May warrior angels stand at the ready, defending our brave fighting forces. Amen.

7 posted on 05/05/2012 7:33:55 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Why is every patriotic and truthful article come from London?


8 posted on 05/05/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Because zero’s father was a British subject.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 7:39:37 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I hope you and those viewing this post are able to open this link from a February 2012 presentation at the Marines Memorial Association in San Francisco by Lt. Gen. John Kelly, a Gold Star family member (pages 10 through 14):

http://content.yudu.com/A1w3s9/XRS12/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marineclub.com%2F

It is a very moving speech and one that more should know about. May God bless the fallen and their families. They have given so much.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: servantboy777

I think “punitive expedition” is a good term for what we needed to do. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have all failed us in that part of the world.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

That picture breaks my heart.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 7:53:47 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; bigbob; servantboy777; All
Thanks for posting.

May God bless these American heroes, and comfort their families.

BUMP

BUMP everything you said, servantboy777!

14 posted on 05/05/2012 7:55:16 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Another Armed Forces member murdered with the complicity barry hussein soetoro.

God receive the soul of Jason K Edens.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 8:02:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I don't think I could go look, I have seen that very thing enough times. While I was sitting at Treasure Island Ca. waiting for fresh orders back to RVN I was assigned as an escort for returning vets who had been killed in “Nam”. I still get the shakes remembering crying widow's and small children asking if I knew their father, and “when was their daddy coming back?” and so and so forth. :-(
16 posted on 05/05/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

That pic will stay with me all day, along with some of the hateful comments in the article..


17 posted on 05/05/2012 8:06:45 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: 12Gauge687

Thanks for linking General Kelly’s remarks. The part where he relates the process of learning of the death of a loved one is especially moving and I think something more Americans need to be more aware of. That sad scenario happens every day.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 8:10:29 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
This whole thing just angers me to no end.

A group of motorcyclist here in the Houston area put together the “Texas Honor Ride”. We sold homemade crosses, collected donations for weeks upon weeks in an effort to give something back to our wounded warriors suffering with horrific war wounds at Brook Army Medical Center out of San Antonio.

Over two thousand bikers made the longest string of bikes heading down I-10 to BAMC.

When we arrived, some of the soldiers came to receive our gift.......all one could do is cry.

Thousands upon thousands of our brave troops lay wounded.

Our government is more worried about giving foreigners instate college tuition, allowing corporation to bring hundreds of thousands of foreigners here on H1B visas...taking jobs rehabilitated soldiers could have.

Never should our wounded war vets EVER have to worry about housing, medical care, transportation or basic necessities...ever!

Man our leadership priorities are so warped.

19 posted on 05/05/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: mongo141

God bless you.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Obama and his corrupt administration have tied the hands of our glorious warriors who are giving their lives for the sake of Obamas socialist utopian dreams. The true patriotic Americans are dying while the elected powers that be sit in their ivory towers enjoying the freedoms these warriors provide.

What do we expect from a treasonous muslim kenyan who doesn’t have a patriotic bone in his corrupt body. What we are seeing is what we are getting, lies, destruction, and a progressive plague that is creeping across this country. A direct threat to our freedoms, our economy, and our lives.

I, for one intend to make the death of this glorious warrior and all the other warriors that have past before him stand for something. I intend to be a citizen warrior that will go to battle in November to depose the imposter that has not only failed as president, but one that has failed as a human being.

God bless this glorious warrior, his family and all that have gone before him.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 8:21:58 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Words do not suffice.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 8:23:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The most fearsome words in the English language 'I'm from the Romney campaign and I'm here to help!")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Very sad..when will we be done with that God forsaken country? I know there are many Afghanistan people that are blessed because of our troopers though.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 8:24:35 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Heartbreaking. Prayers for this young woman & all her family.


24 posted on 05/05/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Good God...sad doesn't even begin to describe that picture.It's the flip side of those films you see occasionally when a little boy's/girl's Dad comes home from the war unexpectedly and surprises his child at school.
25 posted on 05/05/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: servantboy777

They are not worth our brave military lives. I’d rather them be home and protecting our border and kicking any and all out who dare to even look cross-eyed and send them back where they came from and they can blow each other up until kingdom come.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 8:35:48 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The hypocracy of code pink and the “anti-war” movement
is a stunning example of the duplicity of the left.

Prayers for his family.
Prayers for our citizen warriors.
Oh Lord, preserve our nation and protect us
from further democrat “victories”. Amen.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 8:40:26 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Sorry,by posting this link I'm not trying to downplay this widow's grief...I'm doing it for my own mental health,otherwise that picture might drive me over the edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerMm0HG1mk

28 posted on 05/05/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What a horrible waste. The best we have dying for the worst we have. Their families making such huge sacrifices while the rest are shopping at the mall or looking for new ways to scam the taxpayer. It’s enough to turn my stomach. Meanwhile our POS POTUS is in the house giving a shout out to himself.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 8:44:49 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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Meanwhile our POS POTUS is in the house giving a shout out to himself.

When he's not on the golf course....

30 posted on 05/05/2012 8:50:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So sad for that poor girl. I pray she and the whole family will find peace and comfort through this time of great sorrow.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This was in the Nashville Tennessean yesterday. Funeral is today in Franklin....they said the idiots from Kansas are planning to be there to protest...Some of my family in Franklin are going to try to make it more difficult for them to do.


32 posted on 05/05/2012 9:13:14 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: servantboy777; Colonel Kangaroo; All
Are we done pussy footing around in this forsaken territory?

Either scorch the earth or get out! Our men and woman in uniform are warriors...not meals on wheels.

What has happened to our leadership that we'd put such restriction on our fighting forces in rules of engagement.

Sure, we need to humanitarian. This should consist of leaflets warning the population to evacuate elderly, woman and children. Then commence destroying the enemy with all our might until they come and lay their weapons at our feet.

It is war. Not some progressive social experiment.


AMEN !!! This needs to be shouted from the rooftops!!!
33 posted on 05/05/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by khelus
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To: jennings2004
Some of my family in Franklin are going to try to make it more difficult for them to do.

It would sure be a damn shame if any of these filthbags were to suffer a fractured skull....

34 posted on 05/05/2012 11:00:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

My fellow Mississippians in the Brandon area gave them their money’s at a serviceman’s funeral last year. I used to grouse re: motorcycles, but now I know most of them are on the same political page that I am.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: cardinal4

I saw the photo, when the thread was posted.

I’m glad I did not see any hateful comments.

But I had tears streaming down my face, when I logged out and had to leave.


36 posted on 05/05/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

IT TEARS YOUR HEART OUT...much like another picture found on the net of a wife lying across her husband’s grave....as well the weeping wife on the ‘Wounded Warrior’ spot on television asking requesting any support as she cares for her head injured hero’. I cant hold any of those in my head for very long....it’s just too much. I signed up for a monthly cash contribution though.


37 posted on 05/05/2012 8:24:32 PM PDT by jimsin
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