Saturday, July 02, 2005

The Final Toll

SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy
36, of Exeter, N.H.

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh
28, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Patton
22, of Boulder City, Nev.

SEAL Team TEN, Little Creek, VA

Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen
33, of San Diego, Calif.

Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr.
30, of Portville, N.Y.

Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan
36, of New Orleans, La.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas
33, of Corbett, Ore.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor
30, of Midway, W.Va.

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA

Maj. Stephen C. Reich
34, of Washington Depot, Conn

Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach
40, of Jacksonville, Fla.

Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature
35, of Clarks Grove, Minn.

MSgt James W. Ponder III
36, of Franklin, Tenn.

Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles
33, of Shelbyville, Ind.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell
31, of Stafford, Va.

SSgt. Shamus O. Goare
29, of Danville, Ohio

Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby
21, of Pompano Beach, Fla.

The foregoing is courtesy of Froggy Ruminations.


A final remembrance:

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Denis Edward O’Brien USM,
or Aaron Wall, Charles M. Province

6 comments:

Tom C said...

I am not a soldier and could never be, so there will be no flag burning in my presence. It is what I can do. That and pray.

Kathy said...

And once again, my comments exceed the bounds of propriety. Besides, I'm using up some of my best stuff here that I could be using on my own site.

I'm mystified by your first sentence. Your comments were intelligent and on point. In other words, I agree with what you said. :)

But I have that thought all the time about using up my best stuff on comments!

I have one eensy teensy weensy bone to pick with one of your points on my blog. You said that George Washington did hit and run terrorism and OBL does remote-controlled terrorism. Of course, GW did not have the technology OBL and the world in general has in the 21st century. So we'll never know if GW would have used that remote-controlled terrorism if he had the opportunity back then. (Duck and run!)

Oh, and my brother's birthday is June 27, so he's also a Cancer.

dcat said...

President George W. Bush is going for the juggler something that the Democrats can’t understand!

Counseling the enemy is someones crazy idea? Oh yeah sure you go right ahead!

dcat said...

BTW: I may take someone out for burning a flag!

dcat said...

Yes even a so called friend! ;)

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