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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:32 AM
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Anyone happen to catch Nightline last night?
I am STILL seething over this program!! :mad:

The story involves a solider who dies in Iraq, and the series of blunders involved in retrieving his body for proper burial.

I Am so FUCKING ANGRY that our soldiers are fighting an UNJUST war and the f'ing government can't even RESPECTFULLY get your body home!

Anyone see it?

Discuss.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/News/story?id=314
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:39 AM
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1. yep saw parts of it.....
The Chicago Sun-Times also did a story of a local family here that went thru a similar ordeal. They went to the airport to retrieve the casket and it was brought to them on a forklift!!

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-soldier13.h...

Be ready to get even more pissed.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:43 AM
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4. Niiiiice...
I cannot imagine the pain of loosing a family member to an unjust war,and then having their remains DUMPED like trash at your feet!

This REALLY pisses me off.
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Lubernaut Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:41 AM
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2. I saw it.
That poor family. The military handles the returning bodies like airlines handle lost luggage.

What about the story where the Army didn't even show up to a funeral in time to place a flag on the casket?
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:45 AM
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5. I heard that tidbit too...
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:46 AM by Texasgal
CAN YOU IMAGINE???

Yeah, thank you for your SERVICE. :mad:
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BReisen Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:42 AM
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3. I saw it
Made me angry, too. The father was a very impressive guy. The whole family was. I can't believe that the government can't even get this part right. Well...I guess I can believe it given all the other incompetence. The lack of consideration, concern, dare I say COMPASSION, is amazing.
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