Service honors strength in sacrifice

Service honors strength in sacrifice

There are 37 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 25, 2008, titled Service honors strength in sacrifice. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Family, comrades and friends mourned Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom as "an American hero" and "a true patriot." Brostrom, 24, was killed this month during a firefight at a remote outpost in northeastern ...

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Tama Samoa

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jul 25, 2008
I pray Gods peace and comfort for the parents and families. Thanks for raising up a fine son and a brave soldier. Thank you for the sacrifice and the commitment to serve this great country. God bless and may we never forget...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART...
ryansistah74

AOL

#3 Jul 25, 2008
To the Brostrom Ohana, My deepest sympathies. I cannot imagine being in your place. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Your son gave the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation. To protect our freedoms. May God keep you, I am so sorry for your loss.
maunawili boy

Pearl City, HI

#5 Jul 25, 2008
Rest in Peace, Soldier...
Ainokea4u

Kaneohe, HI

#6 Jul 25, 2008
Condolences to a lost brother and to the family that suffered the loss. Sad when we lose a soldier, sadder when it is closer to home. He died for a noble cause and died protecting others...the ultimate sacrifice.

Rest in peace.
Nora Dover

York, SC

#7 Jul 25, 2008
I cannot imagine how you must feel. My own son is in the 82nd Airborne and was in Afghanistan 18 months, having only recently returned. He sustained injuries after hitting 2 separate road bombs. Each time I was so grateful to our Heavenly Father for sparing him one more time.
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Kennie

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jul 25, 2008
Mahalo Ke Akua to the Brostrom Ohana!
Your Courage, Your Bravery, Your Countless acts of Kindness ~ Will bring this Family nothing but Honor!
I HONOR ALL Past, Current & Fallen Soldiers. You DEFEND my Freedom and I APPRECIATE ALL of YOU!!!
MAHALO, MAHALO, MAHALO
david

Irvine, CA

#9 Jul 25, 2008
how do our oil get underneath their sand anyway?
NOT BLIND

Kaneohe, HI

#10 Jul 25, 2008
What a sad story. The pictures make me want to cry. The two fathers who recently lost their sons. The poor boy. The pain the wife feels. Life can be so cruel and yet so beautiful at times. Without the bad we would never truly experience the good. Someday the wife will remarry, the boy will marry and have a child of his own.

Life continues....
THE TRUTH

Kailua, HI

#12 Jul 25, 2008
whats with all the fuss. he was a soldier and went to war where he died much like the rest of his brothers and sisters behind enemy lines will do. no big deal, thats what happens in a war. i could see if he was flipping burgers and this happened then yeah... but its part of his job. 4200 down many more to go. the more that die there the less benefits and hospital bills your government will have to pay out. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLES! heil bush! < / sarcasm>
Okole Maluna

AOL

#16 Jul 25, 2008
Hail to a fallen comrade!!!!!!!! May you rest in peace.

Since: Jun 08

Fort Rucker, AL

#18 Jul 25, 2008
THE TRUTH wrote:
whats with all the fuss. he was a soldier and went to war where he died much like the rest of his brothers and sisters behind enemy lines will do. no big deal, thats what happens in a war. i could see if he was flipping burgers and this happened then yeah... but its part of his job. 4200 down many more to go. the more that die there the less benefits and hospital bills your government will have to pay out. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLES! heil bush! < / sarcasm>
Where's your compassion and love for thy neighbor??
alice

Honolulu, HI

#19 Jul 25, 2008
This soldier's death is a tragedy. Another victim of Bush who sent our soldiers in harms way in an unnecessary war.
Gedeon

Makawao, HI

#20 Jul 25, 2008
To 1st Lt. Jonathon P. Brostrom,
You gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom and liberties that we often take for granted, and for this I thank you.

"Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
John 15:13

To the parents of 1st. Lt. Brostrom,
The following excerpt was taken from a letter written by Pres. Lincoln to a mother who lost five of her sons during the American civil war that I want to share with you. " I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuge the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost and The Solemn Pride That Must Be Yours To Have Laid So Costly A Sacrifice Upon The Alter Of Freedom"

Rest In Peace brother, you did your family, friends and country good.

Thank You.
jhb3043

United States

#23 Jul 25, 2008
RIP 1LT Brostrom

God Bless the Brostrom Ohana in their time of mourning
enufalready

Honolulu, HI

#25 Jul 25, 2008
War without end. Another youth sacrificed in the vainglorious global projection of power through militarism. Ten trillion in debt and going on 5,000 US deaths and uncounted Iraqis and Afganis. Shinseki warned that without putting hundreds of thousands of troops on the ground we would face a grinding and futile misadventure in the MidEast, similar to the experience of the Greeks, the British, and the Soviets. The chickenhawk NeoCons ignored him and he was disrespected; then, essentially, he was sacked. The result- undermanned, exposed outposts. Having spent thousands of years defending their territories from invaders and willing to withstand privations unimaginable to us, the Afganis will fight on. The grief of all the mothers and fathers is hard to bear.
Dude

San Francisco, CA

#26 Jul 25, 2008
God bless the family. God bless this young man. RIP.
Edumacated Moke

Brook, IN

#27 Jul 25, 2008
Do not pay attention to the trolls and the attention seekers. They feed on your angry replies like leeches to fulfill their pathetic lives or to forward their sorry agendas in forums that don't deserve this kind of grief.

God bless the troops. May they be safe.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#28 Jul 25, 2008
God bless the troops but we wnat them home safe and this immoral war, where we invaded a nation that neevr attacked us, come to a quick end,.
ManaRed

Honolulu, HI

#29 Jul 25, 2008
Alice, Saddam supported the same terrorists that attacked us. We have discovered enough components that proved they were capable of constructing WMDs, and we recently uncovered 550 tons of yellow cake.
Once again, all Obama plans to do is take them out of Iraq and move them to Afghanistan, thus leaving Iraq before the job is done.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#32 Jul 25, 2008
No mana..saddam hated Osama. Saddam was an atheist who tried to kill Osama. Your facts are wrong..please research this. Obama is trying to save America from firther tragedy, loss and decline.

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