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Old 1 September 2011, 11:21
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These photos are amazing.

Looking at the sacrifice made by these Warriors and their families makes the poser posts a lot more difficult to read without becoming completely pissed off....

My family and I thank you for your service,

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Old 2 September 2011, 16:44
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one of the worst funerals ive been to was an Marine, EOD tech close friend of mine. beautiful wife, 3 lil boys, when his 6year old realized it was his father in the box, i can close my eyes and hear his sons wail to this day. B
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Old 3 September 2011, 07:58
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one of the worst funerals ive been to was an Marine, EOD tech close friend of mine. beautiful wife, 3 lil boys, when his 6year old realized it was his father in the box, i can close my eyes and hear his sons wail to this day. B
It will never go away....as it should be..

Very moving post....all should see..and all should not forget.
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Old 3 September 2011, 08:17
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My heart hung low listening to the interview. I do not think I could make it through the book. The pain and suffering of the family members left behind is exponential to anything I can comprehend. The best part of listening to the interview is I remembered I still have feelings and I'm extremely proud of my country.
Perfectly stated. Very hard to look at as a father of three boys.
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Old 3 September 2011, 10:34
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Sgt. Jason Pacheco, 23, scout sniper instructor, Division Schools, 1st Marine Division
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Old 7 September 2011, 04:10
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Old 8 September 2011, 14:50
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I was at Bethesda when Gunny was medevac'd in. At 12:01 am of the day he passed, which was his birthday, his family, friends and the Marines had a 'birthday party' in the ICU with Gunny to celebrate his life. Many tears were shed by all of us for the loss of such an amazing man. Semper Fi Guns, you are not forgotten!
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Old 8 September 2011, 15:03
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This precious little boy, Landon may never meet his father, but will know doubt learn what a Hero he was.

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Old 9 September 2011, 09:14
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THAT is f'ing cool! Good for him to take a disability and turn it into an advantage for him.
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Old 14 September 2011, 17:00
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Old 15 September 2011, 16:58
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Each time going through this topic, my allergies kick in...

plus a vitamin-booster from the pictures.

R.I.P. to the fallen. Prayers to the families.
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Old 22 September 2011, 14:31
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The author is Jimmy Sheeler. I have known Jimmy since 2nd grade. He is a great dude and he lurks here and has for a number of yrs. He does not have a screen name.

Here is the info for the Pulitzer they were awarded in 2006 for the story and photo's

http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2006-Feature-Writing

RO!!!
I checked out book "Final Salute" from the library a couple of days ago, and I'm about half way through. What a powerful and emotional piece of writing! The photographs are moving and poignant. The descriptions of the various families' reactions to their grief is absolutely heart-wrenching. As for the emotional turmoil Maj Steve Beck goes through - I know for certain I could never handle a job such as this.

God Bless all who serve and those who have suffered.
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Old 5 October 2011, 14:01
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Sitting here, looking at the photo seems like its just yesterday. I get choked up!!!!!!!! I got home from Afghanistan in 10. What can one say but they have fought the good fight, they have finished the race, they have kept the faith.

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Old 30 December 2011, 11:32
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we were recently required to do CACO training and these pictures shows you the importance of honoring our fallen brothers and their families
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Old 16 February 2012, 07:59
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Old 27 February 2012, 16:49
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If these pictures don't move you, it's time to get on the first flight out of this country.
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Old 5 March 2012, 11:15
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Sgt. Jason Pacheco, 23, scout sniper instructor, Division Schools, 1st Marine Division
I love this picture. Very moving photo.

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Old 5 March 2012, 15:05
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The picture of 2Lt James Cathey's wife sleeping next to his coffin absolutely tears me up...damn!!!
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Old 23 March 2012, 11:58
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I'm not a Marine...just wanted to share...someone posted this photo on FB...
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Old 26 March 2012, 16:31
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Very difficult to see. Semper Fi sir, rest easy
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