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Solemn farewell to fallen Sag Harbor Marine

There are 28 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Solemn farewell to fallen Sag Harbor Marine. In it, Newsday reports that:

The stomping of feet as the Marines turned, the casket of their fallen comrade in their care, broke the silence outside the First Presbyterian Church in Sag Harbor Monday morning, where hundreds assembled to ...

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Chip Saunders

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Apr 28, 2008
RIP Cpl.Haerter,you sir are a true hero and warrior.God Bless.

“Yes, you can die of stupidity.”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington Station

#28 Apr 28, 2008
Debbie - Kenny Coffey wrote:
<quoted text> THANK YOU!!!
No reason to thank me, I was just telling the truth. That's all. Thank Jordan...
Jim

AOL

#29 Apr 28, 2008
LI Watch wrote:
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LCpl. Jordan Haerter was a Marine. He was 19 years old and died only a days in country. Let me tell you something about Jordan.
As Jordan was standing guard at the checkpoint, a truck approached. His battle buddy ordered the vehicle to stop, and instead...it lurched forward towards his fellow Marines. LCpl. Haerter threw his teammate down, and opened fire on the vehicle...killing the suicide-bomber and placing himself in harms way. The truck detonated and killed him, but he saved the lives of his brothers-in-arms through his actions. LCpl. Haerter made a choice, knowing full well the consequences of his actions might result in his death...
So while you're talking about the meaninglessness of his death, there are a team of Marines that owe their lives to him and will never forget his sacrifice so that they could live. BTW...the family of the Marine he threw to the ground came all the way up from Georgia to pay their respects.
Although I was in the Army, I feel the loss of a fellow brother-in-arms. May you rest in peace Jordan, your fight is over.
Well written and very valid.
Thank you!
Tony Ernst

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Apr 29, 2008
Mr. Freedman reports that "on the street facing the church, about two dozen veterans -- each with a large American flag -- stood at informal parade rest. They were Patriot Guard Riders, whose members are often invited by families to stand between the mourners and any anti-war demonstrators who may try to disrupt them at military funerals. But Monday no one came to protest the war."

Of course it would have been inappropriate in that place to stage a war protest. The "Patriot Guard Riders" were unnecessary and also inappropriate.

I am one who has stood regularly on the streets of Sag Harbor in opposition to the Iraq war since before this crime against our young people and the people of Iraq started.

To not protest would mean to be complicit in the crime.

“Yes, you can die of stupidity.”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington Station

#32 Apr 29, 2008
Tony Ernst wrote:
Mr. Freedman reports that "on the street facing the church, about two dozen veterans -- each with a large American flag -- stood at informal parade rest. They were Patriot Guard Riders, whose members are often invited by families to stand between the mourners and any anti-war demonstrators who may try to disrupt them at military funerals. But Monday no one came to protest the war."
Of course it would have been inappropriate in that place to stage a war protest. The "Patriot Guard Riders" were unnecessary and also inappropriate.
I am one who has stood regularly on the streets of Sag Harbor in opposition to the Iraq war since before this crime against our young people and the people of Iraq started.
To not protest would mean to be complicit in the crime.
The Patriot Riders are veterans......why wouldn't they show to a fellow Marine's funeral?
Me Myself I

Washington, DC

#33 May 13, 2008
HOW SAD wrote:
Another beautiful sole gone. May this young marine R.I.P. god bless him and may his family have the courage and strength to go on. The heavens are crying for him today....
I hope the heavens are crying for the 1.2 million + lives lost in Iraq. The Iraqi people themselves that have been slaughtered, a good many of them children. Are "the heavens" crying for them too?

“Yes, you can die of stupidity.”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington Station

#34 May 13, 2008
Me Myself I wrote:
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I hope the heavens are crying for the 1.2 million + lives lost in Iraq. The Iraqi people themselves that have been slaughtered, a good many of them children. Are "the heavens" crying for them too?
Wrong page to do this on, please take it to another thread. This one is dedicated to Jordan Haerter...
Annie

United States

#35 Dec 20, 2009
Well Said wrote:
Very nice comments. You have to understand, he died so punks like the guy from Manh a s s et, and Brooklyn, can spew their garbage. They're just everyday cowards.
Semper Fi.
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Sure it's okay to give opinions in this politically-correct society, but I wonder what these individuals (Manhasset and Brooklyn) have done for their country. I don't know the marine, but at least he had the courage to serve his country for the freedoms of others, including Manhasset and Brooklyn.

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