Celebration, sorrow as Illinois Natio...

Celebration, sorrow as Illinois National Guard troops return ho...

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 30, 2009, titled Celebration, sorrow as Illinois National Guard troops return ho.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

When the blaring of sirens heralded the homecoming of Delta Company, family and friends of the National Guard troops burst into celebration Thursday, screaming and running toward the buses as they pulled up to Woodstock's town square.

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Kris

United States

#1 Jul 30, 2009
God bless all the men and women who serve our great nation and may their families, friends, and loved ones have peace.
jpo

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 31, 2009
God Bless our Troops
im an american, and previously was in the U.S Army
but these wars in afghanistan and iraq are utter nonsense
useless to say the least. our president should immediately pull the troops out. this is ridiculous, and has been going on too long now, and at what price. we are wasting our time and money. does anyone else realize this? we as americans need to wake up now!!! Right now!!!
Chris

Falls Church, VA

#3 Jul 31, 2009
I echo the sentiments of Kris - and it is sad - SAD - that this excellent article has drawn only three comments, compared to the hundreds an article on Michel Jackson or Madonna would have drawn.

I hope that the members of this National Guard Unit find peace in the noble sacrifice their brothers in uniform have made toward the defense of this nation and the protection of our constitution.

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Since: May 08

Homewood, IL

#4 Jul 31, 2009
RIP, guys.
And thanks for everything.
Vietnam Combat Vet

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Jul 31, 2009
jpo wrote:
God Bless our Troops
im an american, and previously was in the U.S Army
but these wars in afghanistan and iraq are utter nonsense
useless to say the least. our president should immediately pull the troops out. this is ridiculous, and has been going on too long now, and at what price. we are wasting our time and money. does anyone else realize this? we as americans need to wake up now!!! Right now!!!
I agree 110%. Didn't we learn from Vietnam. I see so many of my friend's names on the Wall in Washington. These people don't want us there.**** them. Let them go around and shoot each other. Bring our people HOME NOW!!!
Susan

Chicago, IL

#6 Jul 31, 2009
God bless our troops and their families.
Broccoli

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Jul 31, 2009
Heartbreaking. Thank you to our troops for giving their lives for our freedom. Thank you to their families for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. To politicians who wield their power like a wand and don't consider the lives lost behind their decisions - there is blood forever on your hands. You should be ashamed.
Broccoli

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Jul 31, 2009
oops,'their' blood. More coffee please!
Dan

Iowa City, IA

#9 Jul 31, 2009
jpo wrote:
God Bless our Troops
im an american, and previously was in the U.S Army
but these wars in afghanistan and iraq are utter nonsense
useless to say the least. our president should immediately pull the troops out. this is ridiculous, and has been going on too long now, and at what price. we are wasting our time and money. does anyone else realize this? we as americans need to wake up now!!! Right now!!!
Whatever, You have no clue on the importance of these wars. The 4 courageous soldiers that died knew.

Welcome back Home Soldiers!!! Thank you for taking it to our sworn enemies and I write here owing you a huge debt of gratitude for your sacrifice.
Marinemom

Lake Geneva, WI

#10 Jul 31, 2009
Welcome home Soldiers and Thank You for doing what you do.

To the families who lost their sons, please accept my deepest sympathies. I will never forget them. They died hero's in my book.

To the parents of all the soldiers, you raised your sons and daughters with morales and values and I thank you for that.
Marine Mom

Wheaton, IL

#11 Jul 31, 2009
God bless all the soldiers and all of their families.

Please posters - keep your politics out of this posting. The news article is about the soldiers, not the war. Don't rob them of the undying thanks we owe them by diverting the attention. Save your comments for articles about the war; not about the soldiers. Please.
USA

United States

#12 Jul 31, 2009
Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Welcome home!
jus-tice

Hammond, IN

#13 Aug 1, 2009
Marine Mom wrote:
God bless all the soldiers and all of their families.
Please posters - keep your politics out of this posting. The news article is about the soldiers, not the war. Don't rob them of the undying thanks we owe them by diverting the attention. Save your comments for articles about the war; not about the soldiers. Please.
Sorry mom,this all about politics.Your son is in it for a pension,education and maybe travel.I was drafted and I knew guys that liked the action{killing]I don't want my kids in the military if they are going to committ atrocities,Drag male members of a family in the middle of the night and torture them because they were defending their country.I don't want my kids defending dictators that we support or stealing somebody else's resources.I don't want my kid dying because Israel wants to take another people's land,water and deprive them of their freedom,and when they fight back we call them "terrorists'.I am a Chtistian and I am ashamed at what our "Christian" country does to other people.I don't have a lot of money but I will educate my kids so they can earn a living and don't have to kill people for a pension.You don't see polititions or rich people sending their kids into battle,do you?

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