Two Servicemen Die In Crash

Two Servicemen Die In Crash

There are 49 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 4, 2007, titled Two Servicemen Die In Crash. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A Connecticut National Guardsman and a Marine reservist were killed Sunday on the side of I-84 after one stopped to help the other during a storm that coated roads with ice.

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just a girl who knew him

Keene, NH

#101 Dec 6, 2007
I was with Williams Sunday afternoon... hours before the accident- black leather jacket, AE polo, aviator sunglasses. I'll never forget him. Zach was an amazing person, and regardless of military service or not, he was a hero Sunday night. He payed his life to try and help another.

R.I.P. Zachoriah Williams
January 9, 1986-December 2, 2007
A distant friend

Yorktown Heights, NY

#103 Dec 7, 2007
I did not know Mike well, but he was always around, and friends with all of my friends. There was a reason for this, he was a genuine person with a wonderful personality, as far as I could tell.

Too many are dying young lately, but these two being an exception. There was no drunk driving, or speeding. Their death was because they were trying to help eachother, and the fact that two young lives can be ended because they were trying to help is absolutely absurd.

Please everyone, this is not the place to post your arguments.

Rest in peace Mike and Zach. I know you will both be missed terribly. Thank you for all that you have done. You will never be forgotten.
Joe2

Gales Ferry, CT

#104 Dec 8, 2007
Curious wrote:
Hmm ... now that she's been "outed," do you think "CT Mom of 2" will continue with her ridiculous, immature, selfish, BS?
Curious, ctmomof2 is a disgruntled wife of a cop and is a very unhappy lady. She is one of the most negative and nasty people on this site.
Lindsay

Wilmington, DE

#106 Dec 8, 2007
I knew Zach Williams pretty well and he was a great guy. He will deffinetly be missed by a whole bunch of people. Zach we miss and love you a whole lot, and Zachs family and other friends you are all in my prayers at such a rough time in our lives. Zach I love you and miss you<3
Lindsay

Wilmington, DE

#107 Dec 8, 2007
My prayers and love also go out to the other family that has lost.
saddened

Pleasanton, CA

#114 Dec 2, 2008
God give strength to the families of these two precious young men lost far too soon on this the anniversary of their passing.
Zachs Mother

Coppell, TX

#115 Apr 21, 2009
I'm sure i speak for our family on this point.
We thank you all for your comments and support as well as prayers.
It seems as though theres disaproval about the mentioning of my son being in the military.
Let me say this when I contacted the Courant I didn't tell them he was in the military then, I called them to have them correct there errors from the morning story that appeared Dec 3rd.
But I agree that the drivers were driving to fast for the conditions and they lost control of their veichels. Maybe the accident could've been avoided had they been driving more responsibily.
My son did what he was taught from childhood.
"Do unto others as you would like have done unto you". There's something to be said in today's society when people won't bother to lend a helping hand, to do the right thing, the Godly thing.
To most in the military it isa HONOR and for it to be attacked as though it's unimportant well all I can say to you is I will pray for you.
Which leads me to a question for you, did you feel the same way about all those firefighters and people that where killed in 9-11. Were they not HERO"s? They died doing what they swore they would do " TO PROTECT AND SERVE " even to DEATH.
May God bless us all.
ZACHORIAH'S MOTHER ...Karen Watson
Zachs Mother

Coppell, TX

#116 Apr 21, 2009
saddened wrote:
God give strength to the families of these two precious young men lost far too soon on this the anniversary of their passing.
Thank you very much, as his mother I know he is safe from all harm and for the family of Micheal I feel their loss as well. It's comforting to kno that he died doing the right thing and thats a gr8 thing, he is sorely missed but he left his goodness on everything and everyone he came in contact with His work here was done. Thank you again for your touching thoght on his memorial day. Zachoriah's Mother... Karen Watson
Zachs Mother

Coppell, TX

#117 Apr 21, 2009
A distant friend wrote:
I did not know Mike well, but he was always around, and friends with all of my friends. There was a reason for this, he was a genuine person with a wonderful personality, as far as I could tell.
Too many are dying young lately, but these two being an exception. There was no drunk driving, or speeding. Their death was because they were trying to help eachother, and the fact that two young lives can be ended because they were trying to help is absolutely absurd.
Please everyone, this is not the place to post your arguments.
Rest in peace Mike and Zach. I know you will both be missed terribly. Thank you for all that you have done. You will never be forgotten.
Let me say this Mike was the one who crashed his car in front of my son Zach, Zach stopped to help Mike and both wound up dying due to irresponsible drivers 1st and weather conditions.
It's ashame when people try to tarnish a death of a person.
If the other drivers hadn't been driving wrecklessly Mike would've been alive and so would my son Zach. God bless us all. Zach's Mother ...Karen Watson

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