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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:56 AM
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A grim anniversary (the tragedy of Lima Company)
You have to wonder how George Bush can lay his head on a pillow every night and sleep like a baby. May he, Rummy, Cheney, Rove and that whole band of warmongering sociopaths rot in hell!

A grim anniversary
Local Marines were killed in Iraq a year ago today


Tears and laughter will echo through the rooms of a farmhouse near Hillsboro today.

Parents united in grief will gather in this rural spot in Highland County to celebrate the lives of the sons they lost a year ago in Iraq.

They are the mothers and fathers of Lima Company and they share a bond that's strong, special and sad.

Ohio-based and staffed, Lima Company is a 184-member Marine Reserve unit with a tragic distinction. During the company's seven-month tour of duty in Iraq, Lima sustained more casualties - 23 dead, 59 Purple Hearts awarded - than any other band of soldiers fighting in that far-off land.

Eleven of those deaths came on one day, Aug. 3, 2005....

RIP, Marines. I'm sorry we failed you. Sorry we couldn't stop this madness and bring you home safe to your families.
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  - .  soup   Aug-03-06 10:50 AM   #1 
soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:50 AM
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Any words that I might have had have long ago deserted me.

May they rest in peace.
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