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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:43 PM
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Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda of Los Angeles killed in Iraq
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/s...

LOS ANGELES - His 5-year-old sister keeps asking when Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda will come home. Although more than a 100 people packed into his funeral, she insists the man in the wooden box was a doll, not her brother.

"What do I say to her?" asked Pineda's mother, Silvia Hernandez, on Thursday from her home in Los Angeles. Hernandez buried her oldest son last week after the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based Marine was killed during combat in Fallujah, Iraq.

"I can tell her that he died doing what he believed in, but the pain is the same," she said.

Pineda, 23, died July 1, as a result of wounds from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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1. Too bad he believed
there was a reason for Iraq.

RIP~Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda~

Who is that consciencious objector who was going to prison rather than going back to Iraq? I found him.

Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia..

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/19/144...
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:11 PM
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2. Through the eyes of a child
It is a doll, hard and cold. Poor Child.
Damn Bu$h!
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:59 PM
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3.  Damn him...
and all the rest of his cabal to eternal fires...will the rest of eternity be enough to atone for the damage they have done to the world? I know that I would fall to my knees , begging for forgiveness, if I had done even a fraction of the evil they have.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:42 PM
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5. To Bush he was a doll too.
Something to play with in an Arabian sandbox.
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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:33 PM
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4. Jeez thats hearbreaking
Kids often say some of the most poignant things during times like this. Hopefully someone can guide her through the process as best they can.

On a side note, I hate when people post links that require registration.
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