Army medic made famous in Iraq photo dies

Full story: Chicago Tribune

A former Army medic made famous by a photograph that showed him carrying an injured Iraqi boy during the first week of the war in March 2003 has died of an apparent overdose, police said.

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tom

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Jul 8, 2008
 
RIP Hero. May those things that troubled you so much to take your own life be forever gone.
Mike

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Jul 8, 2008
 
Yay, another death courtesy of the Totalitarian Republican Dicatorship. Vote McCain!
Vato

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Jul 8, 2008
 
What an absolute shame.. My condolences and prayers to his family.. May he rest in peace..
Andy Cunanan

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Jul 8, 2008
 
tom wrote:
RIP Hero. May those things that troubled you so much to take your own life be forever gone.
Amen to that
Sheila

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Jul 8, 2008
 
I read another article that the family is suing the government because they claim it was after his vehicle was hit by a rocket he couldn't sleep without nightmares. I believe he had these problems before he joined the service.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Mike wrote:
Yay, another death courtesy of the Totalitarian Republican Dicatorship. Vote McCain!
Mike, you're the scum of the earth. How dare you denigrate this hero's death.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Here's my problem with this article...
1) If you're going to tell of a soldier who was photoed doing something heroic, then show me the darn photo in question, not a photo of Ringo Starr giving peace signs immediately next to this article... What are you, a bunch of 12 year olds?
Ex Ranger

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Jul 8, 2008
 
Animal Cracker wrote:
Here's my problem with this article...
1) If you're going to tell of a soldier who was photoed doing something heroic, then show me the darn photo in question, not a photo of Ringo Starr giving peace signs immediately next to this article... What are you, a bunch of 12 year olds?
Excellent post Animal. I looked all over the internet and couldn't fine an article that included the picture. If anyone has a link to it please post it. Thanks in advance.
Lola

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Jul 8, 2008
 
Animal Cracker wrote:
Here's my problem with this article...
1) If you're going to tell of a soldier who was photoed doing something heroic, then show me the darn photo in question, not a photo of Ringo Starr giving peace signs immediately next to this article... What are you, a bunch of 12 year olds?
I agree!
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Ex Ranger wrote:
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Mike, you're the scum of the earth. How dare you denigrate this hero's death.
Pick up a rifle, or shut your mouth.
South Side Hitmen

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Ex Ranger...that last post was meant for Mike.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
How very, very sad. May he rest in peace now.My heart goes out to his family.
Lola

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“The sane guy in Chicago”

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Jul 8, 2008
 
Godspeed soldier.
Dienne

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Jul 8, 2008
 
Sheila wrote:
I read another article that the family is suing the government because they claim it was after his vehicle was hit by a rocket he couldn't sleep without nightmares. I believe he had these problems before he joined the service.
Yeah, you're probably right. There's no reason that having your vehicle hit by a rocket would cause nightmares. Couldn't have been anything related to the war.
Vato

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Jul 8, 2008
 
Ex Ranger wrote:
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Excellent post Animal. I looked all over the internet and couldn't fine an article that included the picture. If anyone has a link to it please post it. Thanks in advance.
Googled his name and found this article. http://lonestartimes.com/2008/07/08/spc-josep...
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Good riddance to him and all the junkies who overdose on drugs. The world doesn't need them.
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Just Say No wrote:
Good riddance to him and all the junkies who overdose on drugs. The world doesn't need them.
Rather cold of you.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Animal Cracker wrote:
Here's my problem with this article...
1) If you're going to tell of a soldier who was photoed doing something heroic, then show me the darn photo in question, not a photo of Ringo Starr giving peace signs immediately next to this article... What are you, a bunch of 12 year olds?
They didn't show it because he didn't do anything heroic. It was just a picture of a man holding a child. He didn't rush out into a hail of machine gun fire to grab the child. He didn't fend off a dozen enemy soldiers while carrying the boy. He did his job. That's it. He was not a hero.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
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Rather cold of you.
Yes. He was a junkie. I've got no warmth in my heart for junkies.

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