'Miracle ' Marine from NY dies; badly...

'Miracle ' Marine from NY dies; badly burned in 2005 blast

There are 41 comments on the Newsday story from May 2, 2008, titled 'Miracle ' Marine from NY dies; badly burned in 2005 blast. In it, Newsday reports that:

Marine Sgt. Merlin German, a New York native who became a symbol of resilience as he strove to recover from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq that blanketed 97 percent of his body with burns, has died, the Defense ...

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liner

Bronx, NY

#1 May 2, 2008
R.I.P. Marine.
Fotoguy

Syosset, NY

#2 May 2, 2008
After 3 years of suffering. R.I.P. with honors
lake county cop

AOL

#4 May 2, 2008
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies

Semper Fi marine
corpsman

Lebanon, NH

#6 May 2, 2008
Sgt. Merlin German, your ultimate sacrifice will not be in vain. Rest in Peace my brother; you are not alone and will never be forgotten. Semper Fidelis.
A Mom

Englishtown, NJ

#7 May 2, 2008
God Bless our Marine, may he rest comfortably without any pain in peace. Thank you for protecting us.
John

Denver, CO

#8 May 2, 2008
Thank you Marine for serving our country, and for protecting our rights.

mr stretch

United States

#9 May 2, 2008
lay me down...in the cold,cold ground...semper fi & thank you, MARINE
SQUICWARD

United States

#10 May 2, 2008
Thank You for loving the American people, and our country. You truly deserve the highest ranks one can receive !
Wally Winnebago

Cambria Heights, NY

#11 May 2, 2008
May he finally find rest and comfort.
Thank you to his family for their sacrifice.
Your son is the best of the human spirit.

Semper Fi Marine
27th Marines

Norwalk, CT

#12 May 2, 2008
This old sergeant from '65-'69 wishes you Godspeed, brother Marine. You gave all and then some in serice to your country and Corps. Semper Fi, groundpounder.
mac

AOL

#13 May 2, 2008
God Bless our Marine, may he rest comfortably without any pain in peace. Thank you for protecting us.
FEDUP

United States

#14 May 2, 2008
Rest in Peace! Thank you for all you have done to protect us!
sam

Oakdale, NY

#16 May 2, 2008
How can we know how to support "Merlin's Miracles"? This is a fantastic legacy and so selfless.
Thank God for your wonderful, powerful witness of His faithfulness to protect us and of love for country. A crown of glory on the head of him who lays down his life for his friends.
DrDoom

Scarsdale, NY

#17 May 2, 2008
God Bless this Man.. Puts everything into perspective.He suffered for all of us so we can be FREE. For that I thank all who serve our country.
CKu

Brooklyn, NY

#18 May 2, 2008
This war sucks.
God bless you, Merlin.
sorry

Amityville, NY

#19 May 2, 2008
God Bless that man but what were they thinking? They should have pumped massive amounts of pain medicine into him and let him die after those horrific injuries.
Brian Fellow

Mansfield, MA

#20 May 2, 2008
Miguel wrote:
Semper Fi Marine. Make sure to tell St. Peter that the draft-dodging cowards known as Bush and Cheney not only lied to the country about Iraq, but are primarily responsible for your early death.
Amen
Steve

Chicago, IL

#21 May 2, 2008
No more pain young man. May the creator of the universe place you in paradise. God Bless you and your family. I salute you all.
Captain Planet

Edison, NJ

#22 May 2, 2008
People like him who give me a sense of hope for the world we live in. RIP.
Solar Powered Cars

Smithtown, NY

#23 May 2, 2008
Miguel wrote:
Semper Fi Marine. Make sure to tell St. Peter that the draft-dodging cowards known as Bush and Cheney not only lied to the country about Iraq, but are primarily responsible for your early death.
Merlin, you have honored the United States of America, with your service, courage, and your most precious life.

Thank you. You will remain in our hearts forever.

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