CNN released a list of "Coalition Forces" soldiers killed/their hometowns/circumstan

  1. circumstances of their deaths...
    What was it Dubya said in January?? 243 COALITION COUNTRIES????

    LOL !!

    Read this sorrowful list....
    America and the British Isles is THE COALITION . !!!

    I remember a few months ago,
    a newspaper article said "most Americans are willing to tolerate a few casualties for lower
    cost gasoline."
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  3. by   passing thru
  4. by   passing thru
    What's up?
    It won't come up.

    the missing words are forces/casualties/

    If it doesn't work, maybe someone can go to cnn and bring it up for us, or AOL people have it on their news page.
    it is worth a read....
  5. by   pickledpepperRN,21133,765265,00.html
    'I'm hurting right now, mom' Published in the Asbury Park Press 7/13/03
    Spc. Shaun Cunningham always prided himself on his mental toughness. As a chemical operations specialist with an Army field hospital near Baghdad, Cunningham saw the horrific realities of the war, helping retrieve bodies of fallen comrades from the field, shooting several enemy fighters in gunbattles, trying his best not to be shocked at the level of violence he witnessed.
    But this was too much to bear.
    At his feet were three U.S. soldiers who had been killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed into the Tigris River. One body was nearly decapitated. It was Cunningham's job to clean them up and put them in body bags so they could be shipped back to the United States for proper funerals.
    As Cunningham searched their pockets, looking for IDs, he realized he'd met the men; they were flight medics he had helped outfit with protective gear. A knot formed in his throat. Then, he came upon pictures of their children and tears welled in his eyes.
    "That's when the war really hit home with him," said his father, Richard Cunningham.
    "I had blood all over me, and all I could think about was this guy's wife and kids who were in his wallet staring at me," Cunningham wrote. "I'm hurting right now, mom, and I just needed to write and vent my feelings. The war is over? Yeh, tell that to these guys' families."
    Kathleen Cunningham said she can stomach the graphic detail of her son's letters; it's the uncertainty of his future that gnaws at her insides.
    "My heart breaks that my son has to see and endure things like that," Cunningham said. "I keep thinking: Will he be able to put all he has seen aside when he comes home and live a normal life? These soldiers are seeing so much, experiencing so much, I just don't know if they will be able to go forward. I sincerely hope the Army helps them with therapy because they certainly will need it."
    Shannon Cunningham said she feels "beyond proud" when she reads her brother's letters.
  6. by   MtnMan
    Our fathers, grandfathers, and now brothers and sisters defend this country and OTHER COUNTRIES all the time. This is not a new concept and historically has never been popular with 100% of the population. As a veteran I empathize with the emotional struggle of seeing death in the field however I do not sympathize. We are fortunate to have an all volunteer force that is willing to represent good and believe me at no time during military training for any job are these troops told that they will never be in harms way. This is their job and the majority of troops are proud to do it.