A Local Young Man

@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
August 31, 2007 10:13pm CST
It has been all in the news since yesterday that alocal young man was killed by an IED in Iraq. He was only 25, and married with 2 children. What makes this story stand out is the fact that this was his third tour over there and he had been injured during each tour. My heart was filled with sadness for this young man and his family. It was even sadder when my granddaughter phoned me to say that she had gone to high school with him and remembered him well. His last name was Brooks. I ask that you all would say a prayer for his family.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Praying and offering my condolences to the family. Another item to weigh the heart a bit more. Its really disheartening when this happens.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Yes it is, progamer. I wish that we lived in a world where there did not have to be any wars. I remember friends that I lost in the Viet Nam war.
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@anniepa (26621)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I remember the Viet Nam war much too well myself. It was like a huge shadow cast over all of us during my senior year in high school. There was a draft then, as everyone probably knows, and it was like we'd all walk down the halls in school with the question in our minds, who will be sent there, who will never come home? Some of my classmates did go and never came home and many more were never the same again. How sad it makes me when I read today about how some of the Viet Nam veterans were treated when they came home. I wanted us out of THERE too, but of course I supported the troops then as I do today! They were my friends, my classmates, "kids" I'd grown up with since kindergarten. War is nothing but ugly; in Viet Nam it was kids killing kids with neither side really knowing why. How sick is that? Sorry, I really got off topic here, but that's a very emotional subject for me and it seemed to come back to me like it was yesterday. Bless all our troops and Veterans, past and present and future. Annie
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I can relate to your feelings, anniepa. The Viet Nam war was the first significant one that I felt touched me personally. I also support our troops to the highest. I pray that this war won't turn out like Viet Nam.
@anniepa (26621)
• United States
1 Sep 07
What a sad story! There were just 3 of our local soldiers killed over the weekend and they showed how they had a tribute to one of them at his high school football team's opening game and for another one there were literally hundreds of motorcyclists riding in a procession for him. My prayers are with every single one of our men and women serving our country and with their families and other loved ones, and especially for those who have suffered such a horrible loss. I've said this several times in different posts on myLot but I have to say it again...I totally and completely support our troops, and no one can tell me that because I'm not in agreement with this war and I don't like the Commander in Chief that I can't support our troops! I have 2 nephews who will be going soon, my daughter's close friend has a son over there, and I've know of others who are or have been there. I pray for all of them and all their families daily. Annie
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
2 Sep 07
The fact that one doesn't approve of this war should not enter into it, anniepa. Like you said, we can and must support our troops no matter our personal views on the war or the president. I just hate to see so many young lives snuffed out before they even have a chance to really live.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Awww that is sad news worldwise, and he was only 25 with a young family. That is very sad indeed. I will say a prayer for the family!