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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:38 AM
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Five US soldiers killed in Iraq (#2597)

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=17230


Three US soldiers killed in western Iraq, two missing crew of crashed US chopper found dead.


BAGHDAD - Three US soldiers were killed in action Wednesday in Iraq's restive western province of Anbar, the US military said.


"Three soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division died from enemy action while operating in Al-Anbar province today," a statement said.


Al-Anbar has been the scene of the fiercest anti-coalition insurgency.

The bodies of the two missing servicemen from a US Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in a waterway in western Iraq have been recovered, the military said Thursday.


The helicopter crashed Tuesday in Al-Anbar province after experiencing technical problems.

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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:39 AM
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1. "technical problems"
is that what they are calling it nowadays when your chopper is hit repeatedly by small arms fire from the ground?
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:51 AM
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7. yes
It will be interesting to interview the surviving soldiers.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:40 AM
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2. Sad. Sad. Sad.
Getting closer and closer to 3,000 dead in this ridiculous war and for what? This makes absolutely no sense.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:58 AM
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10. Get ready for Tony Snow to say it's "just a number"
Once again, words fail me...sad and makes no sense sums it up, I guess. I weep for us all.

Tired Old Cynic

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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:42 AM
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3. This is the news they don't want us to notice.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:44 AM
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4. the 3 that died Wed. was a headline yesterday in the US-but this is the
first I heard they recovered 2 bodies from the crash.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 AM
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8. I googled for a story on the recovered bodies
this is all that came up.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:49 AM
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5. they don't seem to mention how the two helicopter servicement died
whether as a result of the crash

or from something else . . . .
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:50 AM
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6. Blessings and prayers on their souls and their family & friends
Five US Soldiers :patriot:

:cry:

How many more George, how many?

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Barkley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:55 AM
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9. My prayers go out to the families. Lamont's victory is important step in
getting our troops home ASAP.

The people of Conn. made an important statement for peace.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:31 AM
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11. Oh yeah... that war...
damn it.

5 more of our soldiers die and what is the headlines in the MSM? foiled plots. Who honestly among us knows for sure that the plots were even real? like the whole florida bs that went down a few weeks ago.

I do know one thing that is real or should that be 5 things, 5 families will be getting horrible grief filled letters informing them of their loss.

Think for a moment of that one person that is so close to you, that means the world to you, then think what your life would be like if suddenly they were taken away from you in the most horrible of manners?

This war has to stop.

My heart goes out to their families.

:cry:
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