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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 09:42:23 PM »
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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 03:45:57 AM »
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/ap-medal-of-honor-recipient-charles-murray-dies-081511/

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Posted : Monday Aug 15, 2011 19:44:59 EDT.....
COLUMBIA, S.C. Col. Charles Murray Jr., who received the Medal of Honor in World War II for single-handedly stopping an attack on U.S. troops by 200 Germans during World War II, has died.

Murray died from congestive heart failure Friday while taking a nap in his Columbia home. He was 89 and had a pacemaker implanted about six weeks earlier, said his son Brian Murray.

Col. Murray was part of the 3rd Infantry Division that fought through France and Germany during the last years of World War II. He received the highest military award given by the U.S. government for his actions as commander of a company in the mountains of far eastern France in December 1944.

Murray first ordered artillery strikes, but his radio went dead right after the first shells missed the German troops. Murray then started firing at the Germans, first with grenades, then with an automatic rifle, all while taking heavy fire. He killed 20, wounded many others and sent the enemy into such disarray that they withdrew.
Murray captured 10 Germans in a foxhole on his own. An 11th soldier appeared to be surrendering, but threw a grenade at Murray that sent shrapnel into his legs, causing eight separate wounds. Murray waited to go to a hospital until he positioned his men and selected the location for the roadblock. He returned to his unit four days later.
Along with the Medal of Honor, Murray also won three Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars and the French Legion of Honor for valor. He went on to serve in wars in Korea and Vietnam before commanding the Old Guard, which protects the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Murray was born in Baltimore, raised in Wilmington, N.C., and was attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he enlisted in the Army in September 1942.

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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 02:31:51 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-ranger-helped-rescue-jessica-lynch-dies-14th/story?id=14811227

Sgt. First Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed Saturday when the assault force he was with triggered a hidden roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province.

Domeij served four deployments in Iraq and another nine stints in Afghanistan. During that time he was awarded two Bronze Stars. His third Bronze Star, earned during his final tour in Afghanistan, will be awarded posthumously, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

Also killed in Saturday's blast were First Lieutenant Ashley White, 24, a Cultural Support Team member, and fellow Ranger Private First Class Christopher A. Horns, 20, who was on his first combat deployment.

Domeij, who grew up in San Diego, Calif. and Colorado Springs, Colo., and lived in Lacey, Wash., was married and had two young daughters.

Rangers are some of the Army's most elite special operations forces and have seen almost continual combat in Afghanistan since October 2001 when they were part of the original airborne assault into the country.

Rangers serve three to four month tours of duty that are significantly shorter than the year-long deployments served by soldiers in conventional units. But during those short deployments they see a constant churn of intense combat missions. On average, a Ranger battalion will conduct between 400 to 500 missions during a combat deployment.

With his 14 deployments, Domeij becomes the Ranger with the most deployments to date killed in action. Just a year ago this month, fellow Ranger SFC Lance Vogeler was killed in Afghanistan during his 12th deployment, becoming at that time the Ranger with the most deployments killed in action.....snip~

2 of my brothers were killed this past Saturday. We lost another of our Top Rangers. He will be awarded his 3rd Bronze Star. Posthumously. Taken out by someone else triggering a roadside Bomb.

The Other Ranger was on his first deployment. Heaven was needing some more Hereos. Sua Sponte. Huah!





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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 02:47:35 PM »
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This is dedicated to my Brothers who Died Saturday Oct 22nd, 2011. Heaven was needing a few more Hereos! Huah!

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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 03:03:50 PM »
I wonder how many they killed.
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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 03:10:20 PM »
I wonder how many they killed.
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Why must you tarnish this thread with your hatred of the US military?
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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 03:13:05 PM »
I wonder how many they killed.
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Why must you tarnish this thread with your hatred of the US military?

It is just a thought. I have no hatred but it seems like you do.

Think about how many people they probably killed. Now they are dead. See the connection?
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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 03:14:07 PM »
I wonder how many they killed.
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Why must you tarnish this thread with your hatred of the US military?

It is just a thought. I have no hatred but it seems like you do.

Think about how many people they probably killed. Now they are dead. See the connection?
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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 03:15:14 PM »
I wonder how many they killed.
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Why must you tarnish this thread with your hatred of the US military?

It is just a thought. I have no hatred but it seems like you do.

Think about how many people they probably killed. Now they are dead. See the connection?

No, it was thoughtless. Please do not mar a vet tribute thread with your hatred of te US military. It's not appropriate.
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Re: Veterans Thread- Tributes and all things Military......
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 03:19:33 PM »
Is this your web site? You make the rules?
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