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Father mourns son, 8, killed at Marathon
Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2013 | Evan Allen and John R. Ellement

Posted on 04/16/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by Colofornian

Edited on 04/16/2013 11:31:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The father of Martin William Richard today said he is trying to both grieve the death of his 8-year-old son, who was killed at the Boston Marathon bombings, and help his wife and daughter recover from injuries they suffered during the terrorist attack on Monday.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bombing; bostonmarathon; child; martinrichard; victim
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From the article: The father of Martin William Richard today said he is trying to both grieve the death of his 8-year-old son, who was killed at the Boston Marathon bombings, and help his wife and daughter recover from injuries they suffered during the terrorist attack on Monday. “My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries,’’ Bill Richard said in a statement released this afternoon. “We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin.’’...As word spread among the many friends and acquaintances of the Richard family, people stopped by the family’s home, some leaving flowers, some balloons, and some leaving stuffed animals on the front porch, all adding to the makeshift memorial...Aguilar said he last spoke with the family on Easter Sunday when they were gathered outside, enjoying the day. Today he noticed that the children had drawn butterflies and flowers with chalk on their driveway. Today, the chalk remained where the children had left it.
1 posted on 04/16/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Sweet little guy. So sad.
2 posted on 04/16/2013 11:18:49 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Colofornian

3 posted on 04/16/2013 11:18:50 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: onyx

What a beautiful little boy, obviously the monster who took his short life didn’t take note of his sign..RIP little fella


4 posted on 04/16/2013 11:20:40 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Right. Those monsters don’t give a rip.
They love death, blood and guts.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 11:23:03 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Colofornian

God bless this family. My heart aches for them.

Little Wing

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven’s love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
and fly again.

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far to beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem’ry bittersweet
Until we meet.

Fly, fly do not fear
Don’t waste a breath, don’t shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don’t wait for me
Above the universe you’ll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won’t forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light

Written by: Jean-Jacques Goldman and Phil Galdston
Sung by: Celine Dion


6 posted on 04/16/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Colofornian

It’s been one day. How about the media not put their microphones in people’s faces and let them grieve in private.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Colofornian

Sad....


8 posted on 04/16/2013 11:27:20 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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9 posted on 04/16/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: All; Colofornian

This is unspeakably sad!


10 posted on 04/16/2013 11:32:55 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: MissTed

They can’t help themselves. They are ghouls.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 11:35:50 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: onyx

what does the sign read? i cannot make it out... :(


12 posted on 04/16/2013 11:36:21 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: mardi59

That made me cry...


13 posted on 04/16/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: latina4dubya

what does the sign read? i cannot make it out... :(
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“No more hurting people.” “Peace.”


14 posted on 04/16/2013 11:39:15 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: latina4dubya

“No more hurting people”

PEACE


15 posted on 04/16/2013 11:39:21 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: onyx

This is heartbreaking. I want the animal(s) who did this to suffer the same heartbreaking explosion....then when he has suffered awhile he can be put down like the savage he is. NO symphathy, no worrying WHY he did this....he is a sick terrorist who deserves the fate his innocent victims have suffered.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 11:43:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MissTed
How about the media not put their microphones in people’s faces and let them grieve in private.

I agree.

However, no one seems to grieve in private any more. That's why you see the highball candles with anything from flowers to teddy bears lining a street corner where someone lost their life.

17 posted on 04/16/2013 11:45:26 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: MissTed

the corrupt media can’t help themselves, they have ot look for anyone who could be called a hero, bring on so called experts on, bring shrinks asking how someone could do this , act surprised and keep saying how stunned and unsafe people feel bla bla


18 posted on 04/16/2013 11:45:47 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: goodnesswins

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone felt that way.

Sadly, that is not the case. There is evil in the world, and it will always be with us.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Colofornian

I propose legislation that would make all marathons a “No Bomb Zone”


20 posted on 04/16/2013 11:54:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: KansasGirl

Me, too. I had been holding it in now for the 24 hours, but this put me over the edge. I would be sobbing audibly if I was not at work...


21 posted on 04/16/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MissTed

hearing Megyn Kelly keep talking about how can we explain this to kids, how we can let them know they’re safe, how can we get past this.

Is this woman insane, if the kids are old enough then tell them some bad people killed others, it happens every day, to hear the media act as if this country has never known violence is nuts.

I can’t even imagine people like Kelly , Carlson raising her kids, they are told about homosexuals and cross dressers but not that bad people are out there who hate us and want us dead.

How did we ever get past history and get to this point, spandex, helmets, knee pads and shoulder pads to ride a bicycle, let them think we live in a peaceful la la land. Never play dodgeball or eat no fat or sugar .

Way too many drama queens and most are these women like Kelly and Carlson and now they’re rubbing off on men who are turning girlie.

We’ve been lucky, compare to N Ireland which Boston had been supporting terrorists and giving money and guns to terrorists to use in mainland Britain and N.Ireland.


22 posted on 04/16/2013 11:56:23 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: tioga

No death penalty in Massachusetts.
This would have to be made a Federal Crime = terrorist attack.


23 posted on 04/16/2013 11:56:24 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

McVeigh went out of his way to make sure he killed lots of little children. He parked his truck directly in front of the Day-care center in the federal building in OKC.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: onyx

I have a picture of a son I used to have, about that age, proudly holding up an art project he did for school. I tear up a bit when I look at the picture. But I’m at work so I mustn’t.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 12:04:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: onyx

People in my area are still recovering from the last tragedy and then this happens AGAIN. Yesterday was supposed to be a day of remembrance. Instead we lose one more child and a bunch of others get their legs blown off. Many still in critical condition. This is it? This is what every day could be like from here on out? Just after people finished saying to their kids that it was rare and “[they] don’t have to worry. go to sleep.” ?

I don’t know what to say. If my job didn’t require it, I’d never act cheerful ever again. I’d rather never smile or ever enjoy anything ever again. There is not a damned thing to be happy about in this world!


26 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:04 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Mr. K
I propose legislation that would make all marathons a “No Bomb Zone”

That'll do it.

We could also remove ALL weapons from such areas -- even law-enforcement issued ones...(after all, they could fall into the wrong hands if either stolen or if we Ft. Hood "copycat" killers)

27 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: Colofornian

My heart is breaking for my countrymen... my heart is as hard as titanium for our enemies.

GOD bless this little boy... he sits with JESUS... and comfort his family and friends. Amen
LLS


28 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: MissTed

“It’s been one day. How about the media not put their microphones in people’s faces and let them grieve in private.”

How long did King Hussein of America wait before bringing Newtown victims’ families into his campaign?


29 posted on 04/16/2013 12:46:40 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: onyx

My he be with the Angels!! RIP, young man!!


30 posted on 04/16/2013 12:51:33 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: Colofornian

His wife and other child are maimed, and his son is dead...how does he have time to talk to media JACKALS???


31 posted on 04/16/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Mr. K

And a ban on assault backpacks. Put an end to Pressure cooker violence.


32 posted on 04/16/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m sorry.


33 posted on 04/16/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Ann Archy

Why do you criticize this poor man? His wife has shrapnel in her brain, his daughter had her leg amputated and his son is dead.

The reporters were staked out at his house when he came home from the hospital.


34 posted on 04/16/2013 3:28:19 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: onyx

I can’t imagine what this family is going through.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 3:30:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: combat_boots

Thanks.


36 posted on 04/16/2013 3:34:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: ladyjane

WHO the HELL wants to talk to MEDIA when going thru this???? OMG!!


37 posted on 04/16/2013 3:41:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ladyjane

Actually, I’m surprised he didn’t spend the NIGHT at the Hospital!!


38 posted on 04/16/2013 3:42:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

The media has been swarming Boston from all over the country. The poor man is probably still in shock and out of his mind with fear and grief. My heart goes out to him.


39 posted on 04/16/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

He’s coming to Boston Thursday.


40 posted on 04/16/2013 3:49:10 PM PDT by freedomtrail (EEOC- Eventual Elimination Of Caucasians)
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To: Ann Archy

“Actually, I’m surprised he didn’t spend the NIGHT at the Hospital!!”

==

Maybe he did but went home to shower and change.

.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: trisham

The LAST thing I would want to do is talk to these JACKALS!!


42 posted on 04/16/2013 3:59:56 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Maybe, but I would hope that you might also understand that this man has experienced the worst that life offers. I know that you are the kind of person that can empathize with him, Ann.


43 posted on 04/16/2013 4:05:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Yes, that’s why I don’t understand why he would even talk to those HORRIBLE people when TIME IS PRECIOUS!!SOOOO Precious.


44 posted on 04/16/2013 4:07:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy; ladyjane; trisham; All
His wife and other child are maimed, and his son is dead...how does he have time to talk to media JACKALS???

Why do you assume he directly talked with the media?

I mean, perhaps he did, but this article doesn't specify that.

Let's re-read the article again together, shall we? Paragraph 2 says: ...Bill Richard said in a statement released this afternoon.

Since when does a general statement that he could have dictated to a friend over the phone constitute talking directly to the media?

Now...jump down to paragraph 7: According to a Richard family spokesman...

This tells me that the father authorized some "family spokesman" to confirm or deny a few details related to this tragedy.

Any other assumptions you want to jump to?

45 posted on 04/16/2013 4:09:11 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: Colofornian

Well,excuse me.


46 posted on 04/16/2013 4:10:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I’m sure that he isn’t thinking as clearly as we are able to now, because we are so fortunate not to have experienced what he has. Surely, we can all find it in our hearts to understand his pain and pray for his recovery, and the recovery of those of his family who are still with us.


47 posted on 04/16/2013 4:13:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I PRAY for his family...what a HELL...but I wouldn’t talk to the press yet....


48 posted on 04/16/2013 4:14:56 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Colofornian

Thanks, Colofornian. That’s good to know.


49 posted on 04/16/2013 4:15:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ann Archy

I don’t know what I would do in this situation, and I hope that I never will. God bless you, dear. I know that you mean well.


50 posted on 04/16/2013 4:16:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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