Local Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

A bomb blast has claimed the life of a local soldier in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. James Hunter, 25, grew up in South Amherst, Ohio and graduated from Firelands High School. Full Story
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Andy Butler

Cleveland, OH

#1 Jun 21, 2010
R.I.P James, to Tim and the rest of the Hunter family, I hope you all get through in the toughest of times-my regrets

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#2 Jun 21, 2010
An American hero.

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#3 Jun 21, 2010
prayers to the Hunter family. Your son and brother is a hero.
Charline Hodge

Cleveland, OH

#4 Jun 21, 2010
I am truly saddened! You will always be remembered and missed dearly! My thoughts are with all who had the privilege of knowing James, a Hero!

-Char
FHS Class of '03
So Sad

Greenville, PA

#5 Jun 21, 2010
This was my nephews really close friend. R.I.P Sgt James Hunter. My thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends.God Bless.
bob

Akron, OH

#6 Jun 21, 2010
This war needs to end. Bring our boys back home.

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#7 Jun 21, 2010
bob wrote:
This war needs to end. Bring our boys back home.
I think that Staff Sgt. Hunter would find your comment offensive. To quit now would make his death meaningless.
Crystal

Wooster, OH

#8 Jun 21, 2010
As someone who lost a brother to the war in September, I pray you find peace and comfort!! This is a long road...we will be in prayer!

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#9 Jun 21, 2010
He died a hero. R.I.P.
Kathy

Westlake, OH

#10 Jun 21, 2010
We love you James! We will miss you and remember you forever!!!

FHS Class '03
bob

Akron, OH

#11 Jun 21, 2010
Justwondering- Ohio wrote:
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I think that Staff Sgt. Hunter would find your comment offensive. To quit now would make his death meaningless.
Finally! I knew someone would turn my comment into something negative. But how about if more of our troops die? Is that good for you? Never once I said anything about quitting, but why are we fighting THEIR war? Jerkoff.
cleveland chris

Brunswick, OH

#12 Jun 21, 2010
all my respect to him and his family...and to all our soldiers-- as they were not drafted in, but had the courage and desire to join

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#13 Jun 21, 2010
bob wrote:
<quoted text>Finally! I knew someone would turn my comment into something negative. But how about if more of our troops die? Is that good for you? Never once I said anything about quitting, but why are we fighting THEIR war? Jerkoff.
You obviously forget why we are there to begin with. He went over there because he wanted to. Nobody made him. He wanted to succeed over there. To say "bring our boys home" is counter to what he wanted to do. that was my piont regarding your post. Jerkoff....so childish.

Since: Apr 10

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#15 Jun 21, 2010
bob wrote:
<quoted text>You don't make any sense. I didn't know it was considered blasphemy to say "bring our boys home", if that was your son or daughter getting killed out there you'd agree with me. Again this is THEIR war, we're always getting into the mix with the wrong countries. One of the many reasons why our economy is quote en quote **** E D.
I understand your compassion. I just don't think that this soldier would feel the same way. The reason we are there is because of 911. Afghanistan was the breeding/training place for the terrorists that carried out the act.
bob

Akron, OH

#16 Jun 21, 2010
Justwondering- Ohio wrote:
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I understand your compassion. I just don't think that this soldier would feel the same way. The reason we are there is because of 911. Afghanistan was the breeding/training place for the terrorists that carried out the act.
I was in the service years ago, so I know what it's like. Our government created those terrorist organizations that you hear about on the news such as Al-Qaeda. I just feel that we shouldn't be there. I apologize for my childish insult.
Rebecca

South Holland, IL

#17 Jun 21, 2010
To the Hunter Family and Candice--I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
Rebecca

South Holland, IL

#18 Jun 21, 2010
Also, this is not a forum to discuss this war, it is to comment on this article about a hero that died SERVING HIS COUNTRY! Stop using this as an excuse to debate whether this war is right or wrong. As a Wife of a Soldier who just came back from a deployment, I can tell you that I have been the one on the other end of the telephone line praying that my soldier would come home safely. This Family has just gotten the worst news possible and they certainly don't need to see posts like yours. Whether you have lost a soldier or have a soldier deployed, you DON'T need to hear how wrong the war is on top of everything else. Let them mourn him in peace.

R.I.P Brave Soldier, may you find peace for your weary soul and may your family find peace knowing you are watching over them.

Since: Apr 10

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#19 Jun 21, 2010
bob wrote:
<quoted text>I was in the service years ago, so I know what it's like. Our government created those terrorist organizations that you hear about on the news such as Al-Qaeda. I just feel that we shouldn't be there. I apologize for my childish insult.
The world is certainly a mess. Staff Sgt. Hunter died serving his country and fighting for freedom. There is no greater service to humanity and to God. God bless him and his family. And I accept your apology.
bob

Akron, OH

#20 Jun 21, 2010
Rebecca wrote:
Also, this is not a forum to discuss this war, it is to comment on this article about a hero that died SERVING HIS COUNTRY! Stop using this as an excuse to debate whether this war is right or wrong. As a Wife of a Soldier who just came back from a deployment, I can tell you that I have been the one on the other end of the telephone line praying that my soldier would come home safely. This Family has just gotten the worst news possible and they certainly don't need to see posts like yours. Whether you have lost a soldier or have a soldier deployed, you DON'T need to hear how wrong the war is on top of everything else. Let them mourn him in peace.
R.I.P Brave Soldier, may you find peace for your weary soul and may your family find peace knowing you are watching over them.
This is a public forum. Which means we can discuss whatever we like, regardless if it is ON or OFF subject. Yes I agree with you that this man fought and died for his country. The soldier and I have that in common. I fought for this country 20 years ago. I know what it's like first hand to lose a fellow soldier/friend. I have every right to express my opinion, along with EVERYONE else in here. No need to get defensive.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#21 Jun 21, 2010
God Bless him and his family.
The wonderful memories you have will live on in your hearts. Memory Eternal.

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