No news for my brother in IRAK! ( what to do)

eyes of peace - eyes looking for peace
December 19, 2006 12:37pm CST
hi, i'm a non us citizen i'm living in the caribean islands. I have a lot relatives in UNited states ( brothers, sisters and fathers). One of my loving brothers is an ameriacn soldier ( he has been taken the us citizenship). They sent him in Irak and since some weeks ( 2 weeks) my family in the states don't have any news from him,it is not custom. They told me they usually received letter from him often. is: What do you think they suppose to do? Do you think he died? i'm not in the staes waht do you think i can do?
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I just came across this discussion from 1 week ago, and I pray that your family has heard from your brother by now. In addition to trying to contact his military base, you can contact the American Red Cross and they will locate him. He may very well have been on a mission where he could not write or e-mail, or it could be due to the large volume of mail at this time of year. I think that if he were missing from his unit that his family would have been notified. My prayers are with him and your family.
@katrina21 (116)
• India
23 Dec 06
It is a difficult situation, but you will probably have to get used to less frequent letters, because from the war zone, which Irak is for the US, post will mostly be allowed less frequently. Ofcourse, if anything happens to him, the US govt. has a responsibility to inform you and I think in that respect the US govt. is quite honourable.
@armywifey (883)
• United States
23 Dec 06
Don't let it get you down, sometimes the soldiers have to go on special missions in which they can't send any contact. If something happened to your brother your family would know as soon as possible, so they would have already known. Keep your head up.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Have you tried contacting his home base in the United States? Best wishes! I would hate to be in your situation and not knowing. If something bad has happened your family would be notified right away, that I do know.