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winchester85
08-22-2014, 10:17 PM
http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/local/2014/08/21/wisconsin-rapids-native-soldier-killed-afghanistan/14415835/



I had not seen him in many years. I was at a family reunion with his mother and brother this last summer, but he was in Afganistan. His brother had informed me that he was going to retire late this year, and was put in a non-combat role because of that.

I have fond memories of him, his brothers and I spent a few summers together as teens.

From what I know, he served far more than 3 tours in combat, it was my understanding that he served 3 or 4 in Iraq, and then 3 in Afganistan.

shoot-n-lead
08-22-2014, 10:58 PM
Sorry to hear this.

Prayers for his family.

OBIII
08-22-2014, 11:03 PM
My condolences for your loss, my grateful thanks for his service. Prayers for you and your family.

OB

bubba.50
08-22-2014, 11:11 PM
condolences for yer loss & much thanks for his service.

462
08-22-2014, 11:48 PM
Condolences to his family and you.

His service is much appreciated. Too many pass on serving in the military. Far too many pay the ultimate price.

Gator 45/70
08-22-2014, 11:53 PM
Wow, Sorry to hear this, Best of Luck and condolences.

Artful
08-23-2014, 12:59 AM
Darn, Sorry indeed - Condolences to you and all your family

osteodoc08
08-23-2014, 07:15 AM
Prayers sent for you and family.

RED333
08-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Prays on the way.

buckwheatpaul
08-23-2014, 08:32 AM
I thank your cousin for his service and dedication to America....my prayers are for you and your family....may God bless and heal you all!

CastingFool
08-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Sorry to hear that. My condolences.

Finster101
08-23-2014, 08:54 AM
I am very sorry for the loss to you and your family.

MrWolf
08-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Prayers out to you and your family. As others have said thanks for his service. Shame it had to come with the ultimate price.

MtGun44
08-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Very sorry to hear this. I have lost a beloved family member in that hell-hole and
it still hurts.

Bill

WILCO
08-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Sorry to hear that. My condolences.

This goes for me too.

Wasalmonslayer
08-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Our prayers go out to you and all the family.

bayjoe
08-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Love Life
08-23-2014, 12:10 PM
I'm sorry to hear of this. I will keep the fallen warrior in my prayers along with his family.

cowboybart
08-23-2014, 12:13 PM
The ultimate sacrifice for my freedom. I am indebted to your cousin.

flyingmonkey35
08-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Prayer for Those Who Have Fallen in*Battle


All Powerful God,*
We honor today those men and womenó*
Our sons and daughters,
Husbands and wives,
Fathers, brothers, sisters, mothersó
Who*have laid down their life for their*country.

Whether weary or emboldened, quiet or defiant,
Vulnerable or ready when You called them home,
Their sacrifice is too humbling for words
except these uttered in*prayer.

Loving Lord, bless them forever in Your eternal peace.
Let the sounds of strife, the cries of battle, the wounds of war
be calmed for all eternity in Your loving and endless grace.
Let these great warriors find rest at last,
Ever reminded that we who are left behind
Cherish their spirit, honor their commitment,
send them our love,
and will never forget the service that they*gave.*

Amen

waynem34
08-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Forever Young a True American Hero.Rest in peace brother.

roots911
08-23-2014, 02:03 PM
My prayers go out to you and your family.

big bore 99
08-23-2014, 02:20 PM
Sorry to hear that. My condolences.

1Shirt
08-23-2014, 02:46 PM
May God bless him, and his!
1Shirt!

nicholst55
08-23-2014, 04:17 PM
http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/local/2014/08/21/wisconsin-rapids-native-soldier-killed-afghanistan/14415835/



I had not seen him in many years. I was at a family reunion with his mother and brother this last summer, but he was in Afganistan. His brother had informed me that he was going to retire late this year, and was put in a non-combat role because of that.

I have fond memories of him, his brothers and I spent a few summers together as teens.

From what I know, he served far more than 3 tours in combat, it was my understanding that he served 3 or 4 in Iraq, and then 3 in Afganistan.

My sincere condolences to you and his extended family on your loss. To me, the amount of blood and treasure that we have expended in that s**thole of a country is a real tragedy.

"Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars" this indicates that he was on his third deployment to A'stan and had served four deployments in Iraq.

jmort
08-23-2014, 04:19 PM
Thank God for good men like your cousin. Can't get rid of Q-Tips with the current rules of disengagement. Your loss is the Nation's loss.

sparky45
08-23-2014, 04:28 PM
Sad news indeed, you and your family are in my prayers. God rest his soul.

leeggen
08-23-2014, 04:34 PM
I beleive he served far more than enough. I thank him and your familly has our thoughts and prayers.
CD

OnceFired
08-23-2014, 04:40 PM
Thank you & his whole family for the sacrifices all of them must have made. He & his family will be in our prayers.

LUBEDUDE
08-23-2014, 05:24 PM
Our country was honored to have him serve. My condolences to the family as well as a heart felt thank you for his unselfish service. I pray for peace and comfort for the family.

Mtnfolk75
08-23-2014, 05:33 PM
It was his chosen career path to be a Warrior for this Great Nation, may God Bless him and his fellow Warriors. Prayers are up for his family, you have my most sincere condolences in the loss of your cousin.

Dusty
USN 1972-1980
USNR 1984-1990

highwalljim
08-23-2014, 06:33 PM
My thanks for his service, And i wish nothing but the best for his family and you sir.

gray wolf
08-23-2014, 07:18 PM
It always hurts to hear reports like this, My condolences for your loss and the families loss.
I can't shake any ones hand but I can say:
Sir, thank you for your service and God be with the family.

Sam

TXGunNut
08-24-2014, 12:14 AM
War is Hell, he's gone to a better place. I'll pray for his family and comrades. I also pray for an end to this conflict so that he won't die in vain.

Wis. Tom
08-24-2014, 12:25 AM
Prayers for your cousin and all of the fallen, that have given the ultimate price for our freedom. May God help with the pain that comes with each loss.

pmer
08-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Thanks for sharing, bless you and your cousin.

monge
08-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Prayers for your family sounds like a true Hero!

winchester85
08-25-2014, 07:09 PM
He was a warrior, he was around people that respected him and was doing what he wanted to do. We could all hope to go out like that!


He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Jeff82
08-28-2014, 11:52 AM
My condolences. I'm sorry for your loss.