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Old 07-07-2007, 08:21 AM   #1
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Remembering Our Local Fallen Heroes Thread

A poster got me thinking that yes we should remember the fallen heros if we are going to remember Birthdays and other things.

I lost a fellow Woodbridger this last week. I don't know him or his family but my heart goes out to them.


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PFC STEVEN ALEXANDER DAVIS
Pfc. Steven Alexander Davis, 23, of Woodbridge, died July 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with grenades.

Davis joined the Army on Sept. 8, 2005, and was deployed to Iraq in October.

Davis was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., according to a Department of Defense news released issued at 5 p.m. Thursday.

He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Remembering Our Local Fallen Heros Thread

Sad.
Seems more folks know more flames and not names.

I'm not suprised that not any would care enough to see about a name of someone from their home town that has paid for the Freedom of Speach that you all seem to want to use so much.

Think what happened to a person that mother' F'd Saddam as their country's leader before our Soldiers began spreading Freedom. They would be killed as well as their whole family.

I pray not many more have to pay this price but "we" signed up for that if it had to happen to protect this Nation and spread Freedom.

Rest in Peace to the Fallen and peace to ya'll
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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Prayers to the family and friends of PFC DAVIS. Regardless of any political vendettas anyone might have, it's important to remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our country.

Not just local soldiers, but anyone who has sacrificed their lives for the greater good. That goes for Iraqi civilians, US soldiers, and anyone caught in the line of fire.

We should probably do more than just looking at names of the fallen. I don't think it gives them an iota of the justice that they deserve. I don't see the merit for complaining about people not looking at names when things like sub-par health care is given to wounded soldiers. There are things we can do. Write a letter to your congressman. Do something.


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I'll be feeding 500 wounded soldiers at Walter Reed in August.

It's small but what I can do.
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I'm very glad to hear that. I wasn't referring to you specifically when saying "do something"..., but good for you. There needs to be more people being proactive about this.

So many people (including myself) tend to get this glazed over look when anything soldier or war related comes up.
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I'm very glad to hear that. I wasn't referring to you specifically when saying "do something"..., but good for you. There needs to be more people being proactive about this.

So many people (including myself) tend to get this glazed over look when anything soldier or war related comes up.

Hey, yer remembering these are smart kids making a choice to serve or not to serve and they earn our love and support.

I have two sons serving right now so I'm sorry to some folks but it's personal to me andworth 3 months to argue back for our President and Country.

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So many people (including myself) tend to get this glazed over look when anything soldier or war related comes up.

That's pretty sad. If people are so easily-influenced or just ignorant of history that news reports and career politicians can make them so unthankful of what's been done and sacrificed for them...well, that's just sad and pathetic.

War is not a political issue. When it is made into one, the freedom that it provides for us and other nations is forgotten.
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Re: Remembering Our Local Fallen Heros Thread

I have to tell that as I type there are tears welled up in my eyes. I just got an email from the local VFD Chief that the Woodbridge Soldier killed as a part of our extended family. I have permission to share this portion of his email.

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I have spoken with Tess Davis this morning following some email tag over night. For those of you who have not yet heard: Tess is a medic with OWL who took a contract job in the Green Zone of Baghdad as an ER medic there for a year. Her son was also there with 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. She often wrote about being in Baghdad while her son was serving. On July 4th, her son was killed in an ambush on his patrol. Per the Potomac News he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge. Steven Alexander Davis was 23.

She is still very busy and trying to make sense of everything, and expressed over and over how much hearing from OWL meant to her. She was able to fly home with her son the night of the 5th, and is with family in North Carolina. I have extended the support and resources of the department in any way that we can help. She is very greatful, and has said that her son will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The date is still to be determined, but it will be approximately two weeks from now.
When I hear the date of the funeral I will make arrangements to attend and give my respects.

May God bless and hold Tess in this unimaginable time.
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So many people (including myself) tend to get this glazed over look when anything soldier or war related comes up.
I think that's a valid point. I think a lot of us are just numb to this stuff by now. I hope Bush can sleep at night knowing he has the blood of our finest on his hands.
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I think that's a valid point. I think a lot of us are just numb to this stuff by now. I hope Bush can sleep at night knowing he has the blood of our finest on his hands.
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SBF, you have to realize when threads like this come up it stirs up a lot of emotions, including anger and blame. Any thread that involves political issues is bound to stir up this sort of discussion in today's divided america.

Regardless, God bless the fallen and their families.
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That's exactly how I feel when I see our soliders being sent to an early and pointless death.

I have total and complete respect for our soliders. I cannot express that enough.

However I have ZERO respect for the decision makers who have gotten us into this huge cluster-F of a war.
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I think that's a valid point. I think a lot of us are just numb to this stuff by now. I hope Bush can sleep at night knowing he has the blood of our finest on his hands.
THIS STUFF?

I wonder what you would've said during the American Revolution, War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, etc...they were REALLY "quagmires".




THIS STUFF is what gives you the freedom to disagree with the government without being put in a gas chamber or just being beheaded or shot.

No one likes war, even our troops...but if you like freedom, you better stand behind our troops and realize that if we don't fight for our freedom, we'll lose it.

If PRESIDENT Bush has "blood on his hands", so does every single member of Congress who voted to go to war against our enemies. EVERY single one of them voted, whether they've had the integrity to stand behind their vote or not.

It's pathetic how people can let their hatred for one man override their will to do what's good for the nation.

I'm probably wasting time on this post, because some people don't form their views based on right and wrong...they base them on right and left.

SBF...keep up the noble and honorable posts you're making. If they ALL get overrun by politics or just the popular hobby of "Bush-bashing", it's all worth it if one of our troops sees the thread and sees that not everyone is against them.
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Calm down chief, it's not a black and white issue and I think it's hilarious when people try to make it seem that way. I support our troops, I just don't support our leaders. There's a big difference there. If you can't understand that I'm sorry.
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Let's try to keep politics out of the discussion here. We already have that stupid thread by the genious Crazyhorse
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