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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:20 PM
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Michael G. Karr Jr.returned to the US. PHOTOS HERE!!!


Army Spc. Michael G. Karr Jr.

23, of San Antonio; assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 31 when an improvised explosive device hit his armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq.




Michael G. Karr decided the Army was a better place for him to be and dropped out of the University of Texas. "He was not really finding his path," said his father, Greg Karr. But soldiering agreed with him, his father said. Spc. Karr, 23, of San Antonio, was killed March 31 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when a bomb detonated under the armored personnel carrier he was in. In high school, Karr had been a standout on the swim team, which his mother coached. He came home before Christmas after months in Iraq because his paternal grandfather died. "He said he was doing what he wanted to do and he was proud to be serving his country," said his half-sister, Erin Sine. "He knew what he wanted to do." Greg Karr said his son had loved being a medic. "He was looking at re-upping because he really liked his medic position, so he was looking at getting himself promoted within those ranks and learn more in the medical field," the father said.

Associated Press
Killed along with four other soldiers when a roadside bomb hit their armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on March 31, 2004

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:22 PM
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1. recommended.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:22 PM
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2. We are allowing photos at Dover now?
Or is someone going to get their ass in a sling over this?
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:23 PM
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3. so many coffins!!! WHEN does this nightmare end??
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:23 PM
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4. Don't upset MSMachine with
real news please. :sarcasm: :sarcasm:

Great post. :D
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:24 PM
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5. Now that's the kind of Karr
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 04:26 PM by Texas Explorer
I'd rather read and hear about, not that it's good news.

God rest their souls.

edit: spelling
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:32 PM
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8. Sadly, most Americans will never hear about him
They'll know all about the other Karr, however. :eyes:

RIP, brave soldier. O8)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:25 PM
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6. The media can't be bothered with such trivia.
:sarcasm:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:29 PM
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7. The Memory Hole has all the coffin photos
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:01 PM
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21. but the Corp Media has Jon Benet's alleged killer in transit
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:34 PM
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9. Let's ALL focus our pea brains on the insane Karr flying in from.....
Bangkok, so we will forget about the insane dictator that put Army Spc. Michael G. Karr Jr. where HE is today.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:30 PM
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10. Kick for the real Karr story
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:36 PM
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11. Thanks for the reality check and the reminder
of what's really important.
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Homer Wells Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:48 PM
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12. K&R
Bless them all
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 PM
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13. Kick for the media that never tracked his flight.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:32 PM
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14. KICK for the "Experts Praise Royal Treatment of Karr"
This Karr's trip home was never recorded,
because photos were banned before this soldier died and came home.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:08 AM
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15. Kicking because Karr is in the States now story.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:15 AM
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16. K&R for a good man.
:(
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:54 PM
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17. I just emailed this to the Denver Post
It's sad that we don't see their faces on the front page every day for what they gave to their country. It's the least you could do. Instead the masses are force-fed the latest infotainment. I understand a lot of people like glorified news but our people are dying daily. Unfortunately more people want to know when Jennifer Aniston is getting married than how many of our soldiers died for nothing. And I know very well that gloom and doom doesn't sell papers like a celebrity wedding.

and added your post below.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:05 PM
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18. So much for the "culture of life"
Another wasted life that the war profiteers care nothing about. :mad:

Julie
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:14 PM
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19. Recommended...
Our media really sucks, doesn't it?
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:48 PM
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20. wow, IChing, that's quite the impact. k&r.
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