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02-17-2005, 08:20 PM
Well, I just found out that my brother in law was killed in Iraq. He was a Stryker crew-member. His Stryker was on a routine patrol when a device (we don't quite know if it was a roadside bomb, mortar, or exactly what it was) blew up next to them. He took shrapnel in the neck and died shortly thereafter. You can watch the news every night and feel bad for the men and women dying everyday, but until it happens to someone in your family you don't realize how "real" it is. This was his second tour in Iraq and the first one went off without a hitch. As I said, I don't know the details, yet. My father in law only found out today. I'm going to talk to him tomorrow or this weekend when they know more. His wife is my wife's sister and I'm dreading telling her as they are very close. Please remember Frankie in your prayers. Thank you.
02-17-2005, 08:26 PM
My condolences Tater. I know that doesn't help much, but, you and yours will be in my prayers. Hang in there bud.
02-17-2005, 08:58 PM
It does help a little that people you know understand and care, and we do.
02-17-2005, 09:28 PM
We Care and are with you and your family !
02-17-2005, 09:46 PM
You have my condolences Tater.
02-18-2005, 12:01 AM
You and your family have my condolences. You will be in my prayers.
My condolences Tater. Words don't express properly, but sorry for the loss of your brother in law, will say a prayer also, Waidmannsheil, Dom.
God bless your family and my deepest regret for your mother in law and her family.
02-18-2005, 02:40 AM
THERE IS NOT A NIGHT GOES BY THAT THOSE FOLKS AREN'T IN MY PRAYERS. I BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, 4 YEARS IN VIETNAM, TWO AS AN AIRCREW MEMBER.
WILLIAM F. DOERSAM SR.
02-18-2005, 06:17 AM
Me too. One service man to another.
But you got to go on. That's what we do.
02-18-2005, 06:21 AM
Tater, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
02-18-2005, 06:29 AM
I'm sorry to hear that. :( I have a brother in the army (not in harms way though) & I know how I would feel if it were him! Again, Best wishes & may he R.I.P!
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02-18-2005, 08:11 AM
I dont know what to say.....God my heart goes out to you and your family......please post an address, some of us would like to send cards...I know I would...again this is devastating for our group.... and your family I am so sorry...Val
02-18-2005, 11:05 AM
Tater, please accept our condolences and sorrow. Your family will be in our prayers. As a Korean vet I know the feelings of losing a brother sericeman.
02-18-2005, 12:19 PM
Prayers are with you Tater for you and your family as well as the other soldiers in harms way serving our country overseas.
02-18-2005, 12:31 PM
Tater, I feel like crying. These things are so sad.
It is tough to lose any loved one in any way, but to lose them in this way is especially tough. My condolences to you, your wife, and, most importantly, to your wife's sister.
Tater, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
02-18-2005, 04:39 PM
Thank you, everyone, for your condolences: it means a lot.
Val-I'll ask about an address. Thank you.
02-18-2005, 05:01 PM
Tator been thinkin of ya all day....I am so sorry....for someone with a big mouth, I am at a terrible loss for words....But I am here if you want to talk, in fact I would say all of us are.............were thinkin of you man.........
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02-18-2005, 06:11 PM
May he rest in the arms of a just and merciful God. My condolences and gratitude to all his loved ones.
02-18-2005, 06:57 PM
Condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with your family.
02-18-2005, 07:11 PM
Aint gonna say I'm sorry..it dont do much good..
But I will say that we're mighty proud of him..and I'm sure the Good Lord is too.
02-19-2005, 11:21 AM
Sorry to hear the bad news. My thoughts and prayers are with every member of our armed services. All the best to your family.
02-19-2005, 06:51 PM
Our hearts are still with ya....
02-19-2005, 08:06 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There is nothing I can say to make things better, whish I could.
02-19-2005, 09:13 PM
More thoughts and prayers on the way. God bless.
02-23-2005, 08:57 AM
Tater, Sorry this is late but I'd still like to offer heartfelt condolences. My wife's sister is in the middle of her tour over there now and I understand how the news takes on a whole new meaning. Thoughts & prayers to you and your family.
02-24-2005, 04:38 PM
I can't even begin to imagine what yall are going through. My sincere condolences, Tater. Prayers coming your way.
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