Manchester soldier killed

Manchester soldier killed

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honestly

London, KY

#1 Sep 17, 2012
Does anyone know if the city of Manchester is doing anything special for the soldier from Manchester that died recently? As much as the officials worry about so many other ignorant issues, they should show some respect to the soldier and soldiers' family who gave the ultimate price. Granted he died in a car accident but he still volunteered to give his life for this country and state....which deserves some recognition at least! I'm Suprised with elections so close, the greedy officials hasn't thought of something for him as a way to persuade voters..... God bless this soldier and his family!!!!!
Saddened

Manchester, KY

#2 Sep 17, 2012
Manchester officials should have put their flags at half staff and leave them there until he is laid to rest. No matter how he died. He still was passionate about being a soldier. He loved his country. He loved his daughter, his family, and his friends. He would always help you out whenever you needed him. He was a great man, soldier, father, brother, and son. Clay County needs to honor him properly.
honestly

Liberty, KY

#3 Sep 17, 2012
Saddened wrote:
Manchester officials should have put their flags at half staff and leave them there until he is laid to rest. No matter how he died. He still was passionate about being a soldier. He loved his country. He loved his daughter, his family, and his friends. He would always help you out whenever you needed him. He was a great man, soldier, father, brother, and son. Clay County needs to honor him properly.
yes I totally agree... I was being sarcastic about the officials not doing anything near elections.... But it does suprise me they are not even putting flags at half staff. I didn't know him at all but its the least Manchester can do out of respect.
abc

Ripley, TN

#4 Sep 17, 2012
I think only the governor can order flags at half staff, there may even be a l;aw as to whom a flag may be lowered for. The mayor just can
t say OK flags at half staff.

I completely support anyone who goes to war for our country....BUT.....I don't think we need to start doing anything more than we already do for soldiers or veterans who pass away via other means than war. We're not doing a thing in this country to help out the veterans who gave many years of their lives to the service so we shouldn't do anything special for one who gets killed in a car accident unless we plan on doing it for every single veteran out there. I apologize for being cold but a line has to be drawn, or flags would always be at half staff and it wouldn't be anything special when someone dies in battle for our country.
honestly

London, KY

#5 Sep 17, 2012
abc wrote:
I think only the governor can order flags at half staff, there may even be a l;aw as to whom a flag may be lowered for. The mayor just can
t say OK flags at half staff.
I completely support anyone who goes to war for our country....BUT.....I don't think we need to start doing anything more than we already do for soldiers or veterans who pass away via other means than war. We're not doing a thing in this country to help out the veterans who gave many years of their lives to the service so we shouldn't do anything special for one who gets killed in a car accident unless we plan on doing it for every single veteran out there. I apologize for being cold but a line has to be drawn, or flags would always be at half staff and it wouldn't be anything special when someone dies in battle for our country.
as small of town this is I think it is most appropriate to honor him. Even though this soldier didn't die in combat he still voluntarily signed up for the military and basically signed a check for up to including his life for this country, state, city and website and everyone else for us to do what we want freely everyday. That is the least this city can do is to honor him....
As far as the veterans go, they do get honored.... Maybe not like they should, because they do deserve a lot more than what they get....
To Family and Friends

London, KY

#6 Sep 17, 2012
His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Our entire state is so sorry about the accident and your loss.
Saddened

Manchester, KY

#7 Sep 17, 2012
abc wrote:
I think only the governor can order flags at half staff, there may even be a l;aw as to whom a flag may be lowered for. The mayor just can
t say OK flags at half staff.
I completely support anyone who goes to war for our country....BUT.....I don't think we need to start doing anything more than we already do for soldiers or veterans who pass away via other means than war. We're not doing a thing in this country to help out the veterans who gave many years of their lives to the service so we shouldn't do anything special for one who gets killed in a car accident unless we plan on doing it for every single veteran out there. I apologize for being cold but a line has to be drawn, or flags would always be at half staff and it wouldn't be anything special when someone dies in battle for our country.
Let me tell you something. No matter how he died. He was a soldier. And so what if the flags are at half staff every day. Then maybe our country would realize the sacrifice soldiers make. Especially for cold ppl like you saying they don't deserve flags at half staff. He was training in North Dakota so he could keen how to rebuild a city in Afghanistan. He was leaving in February for 15 months. Away from his family and friends. So no matter how he died. He was a soldier. Fighting for our freedoms. Your freedom. You remember that.
Honored

Manchester, KY

#8 Sep 17, 2012
I looked it up. It states. When the governor of a state issues a proclamation, that the national flag be flown at half staff in the state, because of the death of a member of the armed forces, the national flag flown at any federal installation or facility in the area covered by that proclamation shall be flown at half staff consistent with that proclamation. It did not say any soldier killed during war time or in war. It said the death of a member of the armed forces. Any type of death of a soldier fighting for your freedom to sit and bad mouth how they died is still a death. You should be ashamed of yourself. And you call yourself an American. Do you do it proudly. Because you shouldn't if you sit and act like that over a death of a soldier. And a damn fine one at that. May he rest in peace.
well

Madisonville, KY

#9 Sep 17, 2012
This man needs to be honored to the fullest for what he did for us. When someone would put their life on the line to serve and protect, not only me and you, but our children and parents, they deserve the utmost respect. The guy who was driving recklessly caused one of the nicest and most genuine people I've ever met, to lose his life. He needs to be honored for the time he donated to our country, instead of being home with his child and family. People are suffering a horrific tragedy with his passing. We live in Manchester, a place where only drugs, rape, etc. take center stage. Jason and his family deserve, at the very least, a flag to be lowered. R.I.P. Jason. Thank you for serving our country.
Honored

Manchester, KY

#10 Sep 20, 2012
According to funeral arrangements he is being buried with full military honors. Which should mean that flags should be at half staff that day. 21 gun salute and all. He deserves no less. RIP Jason.
coalminer

Mount Vernon, KY

#11 Sep 20, 2012
If they can lower flags for rotten politicans judges and so what they sure should have the respect to honor any military person willing to serve our country. This is prime example whats wrong with america they show no repect for what deserves it but how many of todays people would go crazy if a stupid actor or actress, musician, sports figure came to town but yet they could careless about a soldier or cop or fireman who died to keep them safe. Its no wonder this country going to hell people got no repect, or morals anymore.
Stan

Versailles, KY

#12 Sep 20, 2012
We should all take a moment and thank God that we have brave men and women in the armed services that support and provide for our freedoms that we all too often take for granted.

As the nephew of two brave honorable men who served in Korea and Vietnam as well as the uncle of couragous young man who served in Afganistan I suggest we do everything we can to support veterans in our community.

Please pray for this family as they cope with the tragic loss of their loved one!
chris

Sheridan, AR

#13 Sep 21, 2012
Prayers for this family during this tragedy. please be respectful when commenting.
frreinds

Mayfield, KY

#14 Sep 22, 2012
jason will be missed sorry to his family but he is in god's army and arm's love jesus god and hollyghost you are free jason
samantha

Brodhead, KY

#15 Sep 25, 2012
i knew jason and his family. they r very greatful people, we have lost touch in the last few yrs but jason and his family is still in our thoughts n prayers. u will be missed R.I.P Jason.
samantha

Brodhead, KY

#16 Sep 25, 2012
Jason deserves every bit of respect he can get because he was doing something for our country n for us.

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