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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 06:01 PM
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Bodies of Three Halliburton Workers Identified
Edited on Tue Apr-20-04 06:03 PM by Cannikin
HOUSTON (AP) - Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.

Stephen Hulett, 48, of Manistee, Mich.; Jack Montague, 52, of Pittsburg, Ill.; and Jeffery Parker, 45, of Lake Charles, La., "were brave hearts without medals, humanitarians without parades and heroes without statues," Houston-based Halliburton said in a statement confirming the identities of the workers.

Thomas Hamill of Macon, Miss., the Halliburton worker seen on video after the convoy attack, remained unaccounted for.

Counting the deaths announced Tuesday, the company says 33 Halliburton contractors have died while working in Iraq and Kuwait, performing jobs for the government that range from extinguishing oil fires to delivering fuel and food. Thousands of people have signed on as contract workers because of the good pay. Workers can earn up to $120,000 tax-free for a year's work, including overtime.

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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 06:06 PM
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1. They were just cogs in the bush war machine
Very sad. Whether one likes Halliburton or not doesn't really matter. These guys were trying to earn a living and got killed because bush has to have that oil and wealth. I wouldn't mind making that kind of money but I'll be damned if I going to put my life on the line for nothing. $120,000 a year just isn't worth it.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 06:07 PM
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2. Ex Seals Or Rangers?
The $120K is a misnomer since every citizen can earn that much living and working out of the country.
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Mistress Quickly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 06:08 PM
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4. ah, but your first
$150,000 is tax free.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 06:08 PM
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3. Most heroes don't make 6-figure incomes n/t
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