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Iraqi Family Risks Their Lives To Save American Army POW
Defend America ^ | 04/03/2003 | .S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly / 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Posted on 04/03/2003 3:40:50 PM PST by Spruce

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UNSUNG HEROES — The Iraqi family that provided vital information in the rescue of POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, rest at Camp Liberty, Iraq, April 3. The family was welcomed by Marines, who greeted them with food, clothing and an American flag. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. L.A. Salinas

Iraqi Family Risks Their Lives To Save American Army POW

By U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly / 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
     MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq, April 3, 2003 — New heroes have surfaced in the rescue of U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
     Under the watchful eyes of more than 40 murderous gunmen, the 19-year-old supply clerk laid in Saddam Hussein Hospital suffering from at least one gunshot wound and several broken bones.
     As her captors discussed amputating her leg, an Iraqi man leaned to her ear and whispered, "Don't worry." Lynch replied with a warm smile.
     The man was already working with U.S. Marines to gain the critical information needed to rescue one of the first American prisoners of war in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
     Just a day earlier, the lawyer from An Nasiryah had walked 10 kilometers to inform American forces he knew where Lynch was being held. More

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: actsofkindness; iraqicivilians; iraqifreedom; jessica; jessicalynch; lynch; pow
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To: ping jockey
if it got to me I suspect it got to many,many more.

With tears in my eyes, I can say it did.

101 posted on 04/03/2003 5:52:23 PM PST by muggs
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To: Spruce
Much thanks for posting this.
102 posted on 04/03/2003 5:53:17 PM PST by Sabatier
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To: Grampa Dave
You said a mouthful.

God ("Allah") bless all good Arabs, Kurds and Afghans who have been essential to prosecuting the war on terror.

We are always going to be condemned and misconstrued by the small-minded. This entire "war" has proven beyond a doubt that we have no real "friends" on this planet outside our borders aside from Great Britain (and while it is true that a good many Brits have been pretty disappointing in their reaction, the same can be said of the 25% or so of Americans who seem to hate this country).

Vicente Fox and Mexico have been downright nauseating in their non-support of the USA, as has Chretien and Canada. I won't even get into "Old Europe."

Middle Eastern countries that ought to be cheering us on to Saddam's utter defeat are either silent, or downright cold toward us. That even goes for Saudi Arabia, who after 9/11 ought to be kissing our feet.

Russia, who I thought were becoming good friends, has been revealed as just one more hotbed of thuggery.

In the end I think we are going to have a lot of new friends to make up for the old. Afghanistan and Iraq will be, along with Kuwait, solidly pro-American for some time to come, I think. And "New Europe" has become a refreshing change of pace.
103 posted on 04/03/2003 6:00:19 PM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: Grampa Dave
You said a mouthful.

God ("Allah") bless all good Arabs, Kurds and Afghans who have been essential to prosecuting the war on terror.

We are always going to be condemned and misconstrued by the small-minded. This entire "war" has proven beyond a doubt that we have no real "friends" on this planet outside our borders aside from Great Britain (and while it is true that a good many Brits have been pretty disappointing in their reaction, the same can be said of the 25% or so of Americans who seem to hate this country).

Vicente Fox and Mexico have been downright nauseating in their non-support of the USA, as has Chretien and Canada. I won't even get into "Old Europe."

Middle Eastern countries that ought to be cheering us on to Saddam's utter defeat are either silent, or downright cold toward us. That even goes for Saudi Arabia, who after 9/11 ought to be kissing our feet.

Russia, who I thought were becoming good friends, has been revealed as just one more hotbed of thuggery.

In the end I think we are going to have a lot of new friends to make up for the old. Afghanistan and Iraq will be, along with Kuwait, solidly pro-American for some time to come, I think. And "New Europe" has become a refreshing change of pace.
104 posted on 04/03/2003 6:00:36 PM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: Beck_isright
Ditto. This is a wonderful thing. He saved our soldier.
105 posted on 04/03/2003 6:03:58 PM PST by xJones
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To: ping jockey
"I believe that I am one of THE most hawkish posters around so if it got to me I suspect it got to many,many more."

I hope you're right. However, you might be the only poster with the courage to write about your change of heart, apologize and put it on record.

Still, if even one of the 'kill them all, nits make lice crowd' comes to understand that we have no right to indiscriminately kill the innocent along with the guilty, that's a very good thing.

106 posted on 04/03/2003 6:07:00 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: Illbay
Vicente Fox and Mexico have been downright nauseating in their non-support of the USA, as has Chretien and Canada. I won't even get into "Old Europe."

This war certainly has sifted the wheat from the chaff. Some of it has been terribly disappointing. Turkey dangled around until we had 36 ships with our highest tech equipment off shore (the 4th) and then they said no, denying us a much needed northern front. Well, we could go on al night about it, but we know, and we don't forget.

107 posted on 04/03/2003 6:10:34 PM PST by xJones
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To: xJones
I would love to invite them to my house for Thanksgiving. This is what giving thanks is all about. So much for the leftwingut anti-war cruds. This story should be front page everywhere.

V


108 posted on 04/03/2003 6:13:18 PM PST by Beck_isright (If Susan Sarandon pooped in the woods, would ELF boycott her?)
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To: xJones
O'Reilly had an interesting pair of commentators on tonight--Michelle Malkin and Dick Morris--who gave their lists of "who is going to have to pay a price for their nonsupport of the war."

Michelle brought up Mexico and Canada; Morris went with Hollywood and the Democrat party.

Both of them agreed on Turkey.

109 posted on 04/03/2003 6:13:20 PM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: Spruce; All
Thank you for this splendid story, Spruce.

A small and shrill minority of Freepers professes to hate all Muslims. I wish to remind anyone who might belong to that group that if you truly hate all Muslims, you hate the hero of this story, and anyone like him.

I lived in a Muslim country for six years, and I know that there are Muslims who are good, honest, decent, and courageous. We need their help, and they definitely need ours. They have a tough row to hoe.

110 posted on 04/03/2003 6:21:20 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: Spruce
Saddam rewards the families of suicide bombers with cash.

We reward decent Iraqis with freedom, security, and hope.

111 posted on 04/03/2003 6:27:20 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: Freee-dame
As Spruce said, it should be shared with all American children. It is a modern day equivalent of the stories of our colonial forebears and would be great for 'Arab-American month', just proclaimed in Montomery County Maryland.
Heroes all around!
112 posted on 04/03/2003 6:33:05 PM PST by maica (Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE)
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To: solzhenitsyn
A small and shrill minority of Freepers professes to hate all Muslims. I wish to remind anyone who might belong to that group that if you truly hate all Muslims, you hate the hero of this story, and anyone like him.
Bingo. Perhaps its most clear when the Islamophobes seek to blame Islam for every Iraqi atrocity even though Sadam is a totalitarian crypto-socialist who embraces Islam at his convenience the way his hero Stalin embraced the Russian Orthodox Church when the Germans invaded.

Our side is gaining on these pages....more and more posters are willing to point out that religious bigotry is a great big pile of barbrastreisand. I'm looking forward to the day when anti-Islamic bigotry gets zotted as quickly as other forms of racial or religious prejudice do around here.

-Eric

113 posted on 04/03/2003 6:50:27 PM PST by E Rocc (Sadam Hussein is a "Muslim" like Hugo Chavez is a "Christian")
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To: Hila
..the fervent prayers of the righteous...
114 posted on 04/03/2003 6:52:13 PM PST by Zipporah
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To: Spruce
We may have just found Free Iraq's post-war Attorney General.
115 posted on 04/03/2003 6:53:35 PM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: Spruce
What a wonderful story! God bless this family for their bravery and kindness.
116 posted on 04/03/2003 6:55:01 PM PST by kimchi lover (When will the left learn that Bush is NOT the enemy?)
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To: E Rocc
Eric, I'm as opposed to the militant Islamists as much as anyone (and probably have been for longer than most of the "hate all Muslims" crowd has even been aware of the problem). But not all Muslims are like that, and we don't have to become bigots in order to destroy bigots.
117 posted on 04/03/2003 6:58:13 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: Spruce; #3Fan; A CA Guy; Amelia; anniegetyourgun; AppyPappy; ArneFufkin; Arthur McGowan; ...
Another excellent news article here, too:
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/5552797.htm
118 posted on 04/03/2003 7:00:03 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Spruce
Why didn't you post the whole article? It is a government document. It does not appear to be covered by any copyright.
119 posted on 04/03/2003 7:10:58 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Spruce
I have never read an article which made me feel so just plain good. Wonderful, wonderful article! THANK YOU!!
120 posted on 04/03/2003 7:18:21 PM PST by mc10
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To: Cultural Jihad
Hooray for this Iraqi man and his family. It helps us remember part of the reason why we're doing this.
121 posted on 04/03/2003 7:18:25 PM PST by #3Fan
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To: Cultural Jihad
Wow. Thanks for the ping. Great story.

We should get this guy's address. After the dust settles, maybe a new office for this lawyer is in order.
122 posted on 04/03/2003 7:18:46 PM PST by Ramius
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To: Cultural Jihad
And so many people think the Iraqis hate us for this.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
123 posted on 04/03/2003 7:19:27 PM PST by crobnson
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To: N8VTXNinWV
West -Virginia's-hero-bump! And here's to the brave Iraqi lawyer who risked his own life and the life of his family to save Jessica. God bless 'em all.
124 posted on 04/03/2003 7:20:40 PM PST by shezza (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Spruce
It was by Divine Providence (and the courage of Katherine Harris) that George W. Bush became our president at the right time in history. He has the character, judgment, and moral clarity to undue Clinton's damage and indeed make this a better and safer world.

In January 2002 in Ontario, California, his Town Hall address contained the word "evil" 19 times. I love that word. I love that he has the courage to use it. The left cannot stand the word. To them there are only fuzzy differences between right and wrong. Freedom for the people of Iraq is my idea of a good beginning of a new world order.

125 posted on 04/03/2003 8:21:35 PM PST by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: All

126 posted on 04/03/2003 8:59:48 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Spruce

04/03/2003

Fallen Warriors
 
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Army
Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, Roswell, Ga., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, 24, Wellsville, Kan., April 1, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, South Plains, N.J., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, hometown unavailable, March 26, 2003, Spain (after evacuation from Kuwait)
Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, Mobile, Ala., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, Conyers, Ga., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Brandon J. Rowe, 20, Roscoe, Ill., March 31, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, Indiana, March 24, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, hometown unavailable, March 22, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon , 32, Fayetteville, N.C., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, hometown unavailable, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, Palm Bay, Fla., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, Highland, N.Y., March 29, 2003, Iraq
U.S. Navy
Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, La Mesa, Calif., March 22, 2003, Over International Waters
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, Little Rock, Ark., March 25, 2003, Iraq
U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, Boise, Idaho, March 25, 2003, Kuwait
U.S. Marine Corps
Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, Waterville, Maine, March 20, 2003, Kuwait
Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, Bloomington, Ill., March 20, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla., March 24, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key, Fla., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, Roy, Utah, March 29, 2003, Iraq
2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, Harrison, Miss., March 21, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, Sherwood, Ore., March 30, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Lee, Fla., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Orange, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, Los Angeles, March 21, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Mo., March 24, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Evan T. James, 20, Hancock, Ill., March 24, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Brazoria, Texas, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, Houston, Texas, March 20, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, Scott, Iowa, March 24, Iraq
Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, Troutville, Va., March 30, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, Lansdale, Pa., April 1, 2003, Kuwait
Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, Los Angeles, Calif., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, Richmond, Va., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Marine Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, 23, St. George, Del., March 30, 2003, Iraq
Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, San Jose, Calif., March 27, 2003, Iraq
Major Kevin G. Nave, 36, Union Lake, Mich., March 26, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, Sonoma, Calif., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y., March 24, 2003, Iraq
2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Nye, Nev., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, Queens, N.Y., March 27, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, age unknown, Adams, Colo., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, Escondido, Calif., March 27, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, Baltimore, Md., March 20, 2003, Kuwait
Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Ariz., march 23, 2003, Iraq
 
Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. Army

Spc. Marc A. Anderson, 30, Brandon, Fla., March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Sgt. Michael C. Barry, 29, Brandon, Fla., February 1, 2003, Qatar
Spc. Curtis A. Carter, 25, Lafayette, La., February 27, 2002, Kuwait
Sgt. 1st Class Nathan R. Chapman, 31, San Antonio, Texas, January 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Sgt. Steven Checo, 22, New York, December 20, 2002, Afghanistan
Spc. Brian M. Clemens, Indiana, February 7, 2003, Kuwait
Pfc. Matthew A. Commons, 21, Boulder City, Nev., March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Brian T. Craig, 27, Houston, Texas, April 15, 2002, Afghanistan
Sgt. Bradley S. Crose, 22, Orange Park, Fla., March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Jefferson D. Davis, 39, Clarksville, Tenn., December 5, 2001, Afghanistan
Spc. Jason A. Disney, 21, Fallon, Nev., February 13, 2002, Afghanistan
Pvt. James H. Ebbers, 19, Bridgeview, Ill, October 14, 2002, Djibuoti, Africa
Spc. John J. Edmunds, 20, Cheyenne, Wyo., October 19, 2001, Pakistan
Sgt. Ryan D. Foraker, 31, Logan, Ohio, September 24, 2002, Guantanamo, Cuba
Sgt. Gregory M. Frampton, 37, California, January 30, 2003, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Justin J. Galewski, 28, Olathe, Kan., April 15, 2002, Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, Maryland, January 30, 2003, Afghanistan
Spc. Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza, 26, Texas, February 24, 2003, Kuwait
Chief Warrant Officer Two Stanley L. Harriman, 34, Wade, N.C., March 2, 2002, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Kisling, Jr., 31 Missouri, January 30, 2003, Afghanistan
Pvt. Giovanny Maria, 19, New York, N.Y., November 29, 2001, Uzbekistan
Sgt. Jamie O. Maugans, 27, Wichita, Kan., April 15, 2002, Afghanistan
Pfc. Spence A. McNeil, 19, Bennettsville, S.C., March 8, 2003, Saudi Arabia
Chief Warrant Officer Timothy W. Moehling, 35, Florida, February 24, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33, Manati, Puerto Rico, Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Mark S. O’Steen, 43, Alabama, January 30, 2003, Afghanistan
Spec. Pedro Pena, 35, Fla., November 7, 2002, Kuwait
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel H. Petithory, 32, Cheshire, Mass., December 5, 2001, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Brian C. Prosser, 28, Frazier Park, Calif., December 5, 2001, Afghanista
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, 30, Lafayette, Colo., April 15, 2002, Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer John D. Smith, 32, Nevada, February 24, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer, 28, Albuquerque, N.M., August 7, 2002, Afghanistan
Pfc. Kristofor T. Stonesifer, 28, Missoula, Mont., October 19, 2001, Pakistan
Sgt. Philip J. Svitak, 31, Joplin, Mo., March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Spc. William J. Tracy, 27, of New Hampshire, February 24, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II, 32, Tonawanda, N.Y., June 12, 2002, Afghanistan
Sgt. Gene A. Vance Jr., 38, Morgantown, W.V., May 19, 2002, Afghanistan

U.S. Navy
Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, Tallahassee, Fla., March 27, 2002, Afghanistan
Machinist’s Mate Fireman Apprentice Bryant L. Davis, 20, Chicago, Ill., November 7, 2001, Arabian Sea
Electrician’s Mate Fireman Apprentice Michael J. Jakes Jr., 20, Brooklyn, N.Y., December 4, 2001, Northern Arabian Sea
Engineman 1st Class Vincent Parker, 38, Preston, Miss., November 18, 2001, Persian Gulf
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate-Handling 1st Class Neil C. Roberts, 32, Woodland, Calif., March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Benjamin Johnson, 21, Rochester, N.Y., November 18, 2001, Persian Gulf
U.S. Air Force
Master Sgt. Evander E. Andrews, 36, Salon, Maine, October 10, 2001, Northern Arabian Peninsula
1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta, 23, Los Lunas, N.M., March 23, 2003, Afghanistan
Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, 36, Waco, Texas, March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Corlew, 37, Thousand Oaks, Calif., June 12, 2002, Afghanistan
Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham, 26, Camarillo, Calif., March 4, 2002, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, St. Charles, Ill., March 29, 2003, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, 25, Jefferson, S.C., March 23, 2003, Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, 42, St. Petersburg, Fla., March 23, 2003, Afghanistan
Senior Airman Jason Plite, 21, Lansing, Mich., March 23, 2003, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, 31, Grafton, W.Va., June 12, 2002, Afghanistan
Lt. Col. John Stein, 39, Bardolph, Ill., March 23, 2003, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. John Teal, 29, Dallas, Texas, March 23, 2003, Afghanistan
U.S. Marine Corps
Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft, 29, Shasta, Calif., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, Coos Bay, Ore., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, 35, Montgomery, Ala., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, Wicomico, Md., January 20, 2002, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen, 37, Queens, N.Y., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
Sgt. Nathan P. Hays, 21, Lincoln, Wash., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
Capt. Daniel G. McCollum, 29, Richland, S.C., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
Staff Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, 24, Mendocino, Calif., January 20, 2002, Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Antonio J. Sledd, 20, Tampa, Fla., October 8, 2002, Kuwait
Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, 25, Du Page, Ill., January 9, 2002, Pakistan
CIA
Johnny Michael Spann, 32, Winfield, Ala., November 25, 2002, Afghanistan
 
Operation Enduring Freedom - Phillipines
U.S. Army
Spec. Thomas F. Allison, 22, Roy, Washington, February 21, 2002
Staff Sgt. James P. Dorrity, 37, Goldsboro, N.C., February 21, 2002
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jody L. Egnor, 32, Middletown, Ohio, February 21, 2002
Maj. Curtis D. Feistner, 34, White Bear Lake, Minn., February 21, 2002
Sgt. Jeremy D. Foshee, 25, Pisgah, Ala., February 21, 2002
Staff Sgt. Kerry W. Frith, 37, Las Vegas, Nev., February 21, 2002
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Wayne Jackson, 40, of Glennie, Mich., October 2, 2002
Capt. Bartt D. Owens, 31, Middletown, Ohio, February 21, 2002
Staff Sgt. Bruce A. Rushforth, Jr., 35, Middleboro, Mass., February 21, 2002
U.S. Air Force
Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II, 29, Greenville, Ohio, February 21, 2002
Staff Sgt. Juan M. Ridout, 36, Maple Tree, Wash., February 21, 2002
 
    

127 posted on 04/03/2003 9:09:18 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Spruce
This is a wonderful post. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sometimes miracles require many human angels.

128 posted on 04/03/2003 10:36:02 PM PST by Ruth A.
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To: Spruce
the lawyer from An Nasiryah and family,Thank you.
129 posted on 04/03/2003 10:40:57 PM PST by fatima (I have been fine,thinking about bad guys and good guys.)
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To: Cultural Jihad
Was great and VERY brave. Thanks for the heads up CJ.
130 posted on 04/04/2003 1:37:32 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: shezza
great read! Thanks Mo!
131 posted on 04/04/2003 8:16:42 AM PST by N8VTXNinWV (Proud supporter of Operation Iraqi Freedom!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Yes, may God and the USA protect and care for this brave family. I do hope that they are spirited out of Iraq and offered US citizenship. Of course, they probably will also need to be protected from the Al Jazeera-watching Islamofascists in America as well. Witness Protection Program, most definitely.
132 posted on 04/04/2003 10:07:33 AM PST by demnomo
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To: solzhenitsyn
I hate Islamofascists, not ALL Muslims. I do think that way too many Muslims are misguided by fanatical Imams and cultural opportunists who foment hate and violence against Israel and the West. Time will tell if the majority of Muslims are either Osama/Saddam/Arafat-type followers or are willing to live in peace with their non-Muslim neighbors.

Stories like this one and others from places like Kuwait & Afghanistan are hopeful that not all Muslims outwardly or secretly wish ill on me, my family, friends and fellow human beings who aren't Muslims. All Muslims who become, support or cheer on religious fanatics, Islamofascist terrorists and even secular ME dictatorships are the kind of people who revel in violence and want the entire world subjected to a blood-drenched jihad. They are fair game for my anger and revenge, IMHO. It's a matter of survival.
133 posted on 04/04/2003 10:26:08 AM PST by demnomo
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