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A war widow runs with a ring and a pledge(Tear Jerker)
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/05/2013 | Michael Vitez,

Posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:42 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen

--snip-- I'm doing this race in the spirit of my husband fighting overseas!" she e-mailed on April 2. "We hope to run Broad Street next year together!"

One week later, on April 9, her training stopped. Two soldiers showed up at her door. They didn't have to speak. She knew her husband of 10 months was dead, and so was their beautiful future together. His Apache helicopter had crashed.

Even though she barely ate for two weeks, and hasn't run a step, Heather will run Broad Street on Sunday.

"I have to do it for Jarett," says Heather, who lives in Mohnton, near Reading.

Just like thousands who will run, many in red socks, to honor victims of the Boston bombings and to show support for their country, Heather will honor her husband and his service.

"He'd be so mad if I quit," she said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: postartfrombegin

1 posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:42 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Real American heroes don’t get ‘shout outs’ from this president

May 2, 2013

By Michelle Zook

(ClashDaily) – When Barack Obama returned to the podium to say one more thing at his press conference on Tuesday, it could have been about anything. Of course, a reporter had asked him about Jason Collins, but the president could have said any number of things.

He could have said,

Jason Collins? He’s a basketball player. Let me tell you about real American heroes. Let me tell you about six men who gave their lives in the service of their nation over the last week. Let me tell you about Captain Aaron Blanchard, a 32-year old Apache pilot, and First Lieutenant Robert Hess, a 26-year old Blackhawk pilot, who died of wounds received from indirect enemy fire on April 23rd. Let me tell you about the brave crew of Independence08, a MC-12 surveillance and reconnaissance turboprop that crashed in Afghanistan on April 27th. Onboard were 28-year old Captain Brandon Cyr, 30-year old Captain Reid Nishizuka, 24-year old Staff Sergeant Richard Dickson and 30-year old Staff Sergeant Daniel Fannin, and they leave behind families and friends and squadron mates who grieve their passing. I have personally called each of their parents and spouses to convey a grateful nation’s condolences and let them know that I will be here if they need anything. I am proud of these young men. They represent the best and brightest of America, and they died too soon. And you want to know about a basketball player?

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2 posted on 05/05/2013 6:08:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Albion Wilde; Tribune7; TAdams8591; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; wireman; Mr. Binnacle; brityank; ...
**** Philly Metro Ping ****

3 posted on 05/05/2013 6:32:13 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: KeyLargo
Amen and Amen.

Of course, He doesn't, in any way, identify with real men...real heroes.

muzzies and gays are his heroes. That's where his loyalties lie - and it's ‘in your face’.

4 posted on 05/05/2013 7:28:12 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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