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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:57 PM
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UA student home from Iraq war with Miss. Guard shot to death
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A University of Alabama freshman shot to death following a minor vehicle collision after the UA homecoming concert had survived a year of dangerous duty in Iraq with the Mississippi National Guard, an officer in his unit says.

"Everyone's pretty shook up about it," said Capt. David Martian of the 114th Field Artillery, the Mississippi National Guard unit that included 19-year-old Conrad Hollis.

Hollis, of Columbus, Miss., who returned from Iraq in December, had attended the Ying Yang Twins concert on the campus Friday night with some friends, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Ken Swindle said.

Hollis was a passenger in a maroon Nissan Pathfinder that rear-ended another vehicle while leaving the concert, Swindle said.

"Someone who was in the car with the victim said that the suspect in the other car pulled a gun on them and words were exchanged," Swindle told The Tuscaloosa News for a story Sunday.

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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:50 PM
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1. RIP
Another unnecessary tragedy
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:26 PM
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2. This is really odd, because the campus area is unbelievably crowded,
especially on football home game weekends. One cannot move a car in about a two mile radius of the stadium. There are a tremendous number of fender benders every day going to and from classes and anyone who has lived there for a week comes to expect one... Most people deal with it as a fact of life on an urban campus with extremely limited parking and too many cars and not enough public transportation in the city...
It is a shame that he had just got home and was only two months into his studies... I'm glad I'm not at UA any longer, as there would be a good chance that he would be one of my students since he was a freshman...
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:47 PM
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3. survived all that shit only to fall to some road rage loser
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