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A Sad story

by Bob / October 6, 2004 9:37 PM PDT

I read this week where a 45 year old mother died in Arizona of grief over the loss of her 25 year old son in Iraq. She and her husband were both Respiratory Therapists at the hospital. Her son had been in Iraq less than a month and was killed by an insurgent's bullet. The mother cried for three days after learning of her son's death and her body couldn't take the strain anymore. Her husband was right with her in the kitchen when she collapsed but his and other's efforts couldn't save her. So sad. We, on this forum, pick and debate the merits of the candidates, the war in Iraq, the battles in Afghanistan, etc. but they all pale in significance when you consider the death of even one single soldier. That soldier was someone's son, brother, husband, father or kinfolk or friend and if it gets close to home it becomes much more personal. Each time that I read about a death over there I take it very personally and in my mind, nothing justifies it. I'm not trying to argue a point but simply telling how I take it. We each are only given one opportunity to have a life and when that life is cut short I grieve deeply and it makes a profound impact on me.

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Re: A Sad story
by MarciaB / October 6, 2004 9:48 PM PDT
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Link: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/1096990890

True, this is very sad, and I do know that grief can be extremely powerful. I will be interested to see the outcome of the autopsy of this woman, however. It will not surprise me if it is discovered that she had an up-til-then unknown heart problem, and truly did die of a verifiable event, (as opposed to a "broken heart")

This kind of reporting (sensationalist, IMO) is similar to the deaths in theaters contributed to The Exorcist and The Passion of the Christ.

My prayers to the family in this story, how sad for them Sad


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Tugging at the heart strings ...
by Evie / October 6, 2004 9:54 PM PDT
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... makes for good reading for some, but it always makes me look to the motivations of those that would exploit such for an agenda. This same woman could just as easily have died in this manner after losing her son on 9/11. In the end life is not fair and there are some that just can never cope with grief over the loss of a loved one. My prayers to the surviving members of this poor family.

Evie Happy

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Re: A Sad story
by TONI H / October 6, 2004 9:51 PM PDT
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I remember a discussion here in SE about the civilians here and in other countries who were so against the war in Iraq that they were heading there to stand arm in arm in front of Saddam to protect him from us. Saddam encouraged this behavior....but wasn't about to do anything himself except head for a hole. If I remember correctly, those people either did an immediate about face and went home or didn't get their reservations made.....and they've never been heard from again regarding this act of bravado. I don't see any of these people willing to come forward now with the reconstruction or humanitarian efforts. What happened to their compassion for the Iraqi people?

TONI

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Re: A Sad story
by Dan McC / October 7, 2004 12:18 AM PDT
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What an inappropriate reply to this woman's grief, her death, and the sorrow of the family.

Dan

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There are lots of inappropriate posts of this forum, and
by Kiddpeat / October 7, 2004 5:59 AM PDT
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you are not a stranger to them.

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Re: There are lots of inappropriate posts of this forum, and
by dirtyrich / October 7, 2004 6:58 AM PDT

FWACK!!!
Sounds a lot like one of Cheney's "sit the back down and shut the f&*^ up you ignorant peon" responses to Edward's comments the other night.

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(NT) (NT) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
by TONI H / October 7, 2004 7:13 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) I do read them all
by Dan McC / October 7, 2004 7:43 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) And thanks for agreeing that it's inappropriate!
by Dan McC / October 7, 2004 7:45 AM PDT
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Try again. I didn't say anything about Toni's post. You're
by Kiddpeat / October 7, 2004 9:36 AM PDT

the one who's always charging hypocrisy. Live by your own rules.

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Could it be...
by null. / October 7, 2004 4:53 AM PDT
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"I read this week where" what kind of rhetoric is this. I could go around all day - Month - year reciting sad stories I read somwhere. I'm sure there are instances of coincidence available for topics like this, but facts back up stories 'read somwhere' and lend them credibility. Almost chain letter material here. We all know how this stuff tears at your heart, it is the authors intent when writing it.

That said, it is sad, very sad I agree, but I am a skeptic so I look at such with an eye of doubt. Cite source material so I may better comprehend.

Call me what you will - heartless, cruel, mean spirited whatever it makes no difference. I will think with logic and reason while it is proven to be true/false.


Don Erickson
California Republican and very proud of it!

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Re: Could it be...
by Glenda / October 7, 2004 7:14 AM PDT
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this is a true story. They had it on the local news here in Phoenix. BUT this is not the first nor will it be the last war , that we will have grieving parents. My son is in the military also, and I know that if he has to go to Iraq that he could be killed. That was his decision when he joined the military. If that happened I would be sick, But I would also be a very proud parent that my Son did his duty. I don't understand parents that scream about children being killed in Iraq and attacking the President for his decision to go to war! IMO that disrespects every military man and woman that served our country and dies! I respect my Son's decision to faithfully serve in the protection of our country and people all over the world!
Sorry for the rant Don, was not directed at you, I just found this a good spot to reply:)
Glenda
Semper Fi!

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Re: A Sad story
by John Robie / October 7, 2004 6:15 AM PDT
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I recall hearing similar stories during WWII. My sadness and condolences go out for her and others.
Grief IMO could be extreme enough to cause medical problems.

When my mother died of a sudden heart attack my father was extremely 'heartbroken' and I believe to such an extent he died a year later.

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My uncle
by TONI H / October 7, 2004 6:40 AM PDT
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(father's sister's husband) was crushed in a dockyard accident at a young age with three daughters. My aunt took care of him at home as he was bedridden for almost twenty years and raised the daughters, too. One week after he passed away, she went too....they were buried together.

TONI

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