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Very sad

Uruapan, Mexico

#1 Mar 2, 2008
I hope Bush and Cheney are happy as they send off another group of fine young men to danger and possible death. Where are Jenna and Barbara Bush? Where are the Cheney children? Oh, that's right: daddy is protecting them.-- And to think we still have another year of these idiots in the White House. And if the American people are stupid enough to elect McCain, many more years of war are ahead. However, at least McCain's son is in Iraq, so he's a better man than Bush.-- But the, Saddam Hussein was a better man than Bush!
Indygirl990

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Mar 2, 2008
Can we not make every story a political soap box? This is a sad story about soldiers heading off. Post your best wishes, or even your personal tribute. But for one second let these men and women have their moments. My brother in law is among this group and I could not be prouder, regardless as to who in the White House did or did not do something. No matter what you think, support our troops!
Give it Up

Greenwood, IN

#3 Mar 2, 2008
Very sad wrote:
I hope Bush and Cheney are happy as they send off another group of fine young men to danger and possible death. Where are Jenna and Barbara Bush? Where are the Cheney children? Oh, that's right: daddy is protecting them.-- And to think we still have another year of these idiots in the White House. And if the American people are stupid enough to elect McCain, many more years of war are ahead. However, at least McCain's son is in Iraq, so he's a better man than Bush.-- But the, Saddam Hussein was a better man than Bush!
And where was Chelsea when Clinton was bombing Kosovo?
76th Wife

United States

#4 Mar 2, 2008
Families for the most part didn't leave until 1945 when the soldiers started filtering back to barracks. But not much printed so far in the star has been all that accurate.
Very sad

Uruapan, Mexico

#5 Mar 2, 2008
Give it Up wrote:
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And where was Chelsea when Clinton was bombing Kosovo?
She was in elementary school.-- By the way, no Americans were killed in Kosovo
armymom

United States

#6 Mar 2, 2008
Grow up ...And thank those who are going over, I have a nephew in that group and I am proud of him and will think of him everyday as I have since I found out he was going....Show some respect for those going.
Gunnerswife

Stone Mountain, GA

#8 Mar 2, 2008
If you don't want to stand behind them, stand in front of them! Hoooaah!!!!!!!!!!
Very sad wrote:
I hope Bush and Cheney are happy as they send off another group of fine young men to danger and possible death. Where are Jenna and Barbara Bush? Where are the Cheney children? Oh, that's right: daddy is protecting them.-- And to think we still have another year of these idiots in the White House. And if the American people are stupid enough to elect McCain, many more years of war are ahead. However, at least McCain's son is in Iraq, so he's a better man than Bush.-- But the, Saddam Hussein was a better man than Bush!
Grandma misses him

United States

#9 Mar 2, 2008
My grandson, SPC,Benjamin Harris, was tired of closing ceremonies and volunteered for another task during that time. He called his Mom and girlfriend at their hotel and suggested they skip the hoopla and met him later. They will spend their time together relaxing and enjoying each others company before he reports back at 10.PM Wed. eve.His Grandpa,Benjamin Arch,a WWII vet, and I, said our goodbyes at Christmas in Indy. We are hoping we can say hello again before next Christmas! Godspeed~
Grandma goofed

United States

#10 Mar 2, 2008
I guess I should have said he reports back at 2200 and not 10PM. This Grandma is not very military savvy and likes it that way. I am afraid I will learn more about the inside works of our Army within the next year than I ever really wanted to know.
Bokonon

United States

#11 Mar 2, 2008
Indygirl990 wrote:
Can we not make every story a political soap box? This is a sad story about soldiers heading off. Post your best wishes, or even your personal tribute. But for one second let these men and women have their moments. My brother in law is among this group and I could not be prouder, regardless as to who in the White House did or did not do something. No matter what you think, support our troops!
Oh but it is about politics. If people would stop supporting the war mongers, they wouldn't have to have sad goodbyes or onslaught of funerals.
dennis dadow

San Francisco, CA

#12 Mar 2, 2008
we are giving are best again to service to our country but where is the regular army troops ?so we sent ind. national guard to take the place of regular Army. we need to get some of guard back home we are not doing the right thing . we need to get draft back not state troops get back to the basics I served 25 yrs. when i got into the army I was drafted . at 21. good luck troopers
Prism

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#13 Mar 3, 2008
dennis dadow wrote:
we are giving are best again to service to our country but where is the regular army troops ?so we sent ind. national guard to take the place of regular Army. we need to get some of guard back home we are not doing the right thing . we need to get draft back not state troops get back to the basics I served 25 yrs. when i got into the army I was drafted . at 21. good luck troopers
Hey Sgt. Dadow,
Hope you are well. Although the 76th is very proud and very geared up after about six months of training, we are still only about 3,000 of of approximately 140,000 in theater, mostly active. It's true that several other National Guard brigade combat teams are also deploying at the same time we are, and there are more planned deployments of National Guard BCTs in the coming months. I say great. The nature of this very complex operation calls for exactly the kind of skills that America finds in the National Guard. We are not going come home to a victory parade, but we can achieve a measure of scuccess that will lead to a more secure future for Iraq, the US and other freedom-loving countries. There has been a lot of talk about hope in the current debates as we work toward deciding our next leaders. I encourage you not to give up hoping, supporting and praying for Iraq, and we Soldiers of the 76th. We are doing the right thing in the right way, and that is often the most difficult of all choices. A lot of hard work will be done in the coming year, and we will do our best to represent Indiana the best we can.
Wife of a Soldier

Framingham, MA

#14 Mar 3, 2008
Too all the families that left there loved one on Saturday, Hang in there my husband left with the Advanced unit and is currently in Kuwait. This week will be tough remembering what you were doing last week at this time. Although it will get easier, I know him being gone and not in the US is kind of a relief as hard as it may sound, because now I know that his time will go by faster for him and I don't have to think I could just get on a plane and go see him. Hang in there and just keep there spirits up when you hear from your loved one.
COLTS ROCK

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#15 Mar 3, 2008
Bokonon wrote:
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Oh but it is about politics. If people would stop supporting the war mongers, they wouldn't have to have sad goodbyes or onslaught of funerals.
The great thing about this country is there are no boundaries when leaving.....if you don't like what we do here, don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you. GET OUT....Move to Canada, Mexico, Iraq, anywhere but here.
concerned US citizen

Kokomo, IN

#16 Mar 3, 2008
I cannot believe you, the media, continue to release such in depth confidential information, such as uniform details, new weapons,etc. No wonder we are so nervous about sending our loved ones over seas.
Bokonon

United States

#17 Mar 3, 2008
COLTS ROCK wrote:
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The great thing about this country is there are no boundaries when leaving.....if you don't like what we do here, don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you. GET OUT....Move to Canada, Mexico, Iraq, anywhere but here.
No, you get out! Go fight all the foreign wars you want to with your own money and life.
Beth in Troy New York

AOL

#18 Mar 5, 2008
God bless our troops!!!
My brother is in the 76th and I can not be more proud of him!
Please keep all of our service men and women in prayer.
cneal

Florence, KY

#19 Mar 5, 2008
goodluck to those with the 76th brigade team!! my fiance was among the 3000 soldiers who deployed!!! I can not be more proud of him as he fights for our country and our lives!!! he stays in my prayers for a safe return!! it was hard to see him go again but he is fulfilling his duties!! to all those with family gone stay strong and keep your head up high and pray for their safe return!! goodluck to all
itsdangerousout there

United States

#20 Mar 5, 2008
Very sad wrote:
I hope Bush and Cheney are happy as they send off another group of fine young men to danger and possible death. Where are Jenna and Barbara Bush? Where are the Cheney children? Oh, that's right: daddy is protecting them.-- And to think we still have another year of these idiots in the White House. And if the American people are stupid enough to elect McCain, many more years of war are ahead. However, at least McCain's son is in Iraq, so he's a better man than Bush.-- But the, Saddam Hussein was a better man than Bush!
sorry go back to government class: the USA November 2008 every four years. the new elected president will take office in January of 2009
Vivian DeAngelo

United States

#21 Mar 5, 2008
It breaks my heart that I could not attend the ceremony! We miss SPC Andrew Murray dreadfully, my son, and hope and pray this will be a good year for him and us and we know we will see him again soon!

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