A hero's good-bye

There are 13 comments on the Oct 13, 2012, Observer story titled A hero's good-bye. In it, Observer reports that:

Central Avenue in Dunkirk was lined with hundreds of people, many holding American flags and others in military uniform, who came out to pay respects to fallen local soldier, U.S. Army Sgt.

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Vet

Fredonia, NY

#1 Oct 14, 2012
Great turnout,well over a thousand patriots and no protesters. I think they knew better. RIP Sarge.
kirk

Jamestown, NY

#3 Oct 14, 2012
i was amazed driving up central ave. around 1.45 the turnout was great - its nice to know that people care about others - it should happen more often when it aint so traggic as this one - r.i.p. thanks for serving our country - god bless your family
PDOFF

Fredonia, NY

#4 Oct 15, 2012
Vet wrote:
Great turnout,well over a thousand patriots and no protesters. I think they knew better. RIP Sarge.
I left before those people showed up.I heard their Vans were surrounded so they did not dare get out.Was a nice turnout. GOD BLESS you young man.
sally

Orchard Park, NY

#5 Oct 15, 2012
pardon my ignorance but who came to protest in vans?
kirk

Jamestown, NY

#7 Oct 15, 2012
PDOFF wrote:
<quoted text>I left before those people showed up.I heard their Vans were surrounded so they did not dare get out.Was a nice turnout. GOD BLESS you young man.
what ? are you a person just looking to start shit ? ther was absolutely no -one in vans and no protesters there = get your story right / before you start your lies - the family had a peacefull quiet funeral - thank you for all law enforcement and others to make sure nothing happened - this is how asswholes start rumors - they dont have a clue - god bless our hero and his family
PDOFF

Fredonia, NY

#8 Oct 15, 2012
kirk wrote:
<quoted text>what ? are you a person just looking to start shit ? ther was absolutely no -one in vans and no protesters there = get your story right / before you start your lies - the family had a peacefull quiet funeral - thank you for all law enforcement and others to make sure nothing happened - this is how asswholes start rumors - they dont have a clue - god bless our hero and his family
EXCUSE ME!!!!!!!!!! REALLY? That was second hand news to me. I know they had a peaceful funeral, I WAS THERE MORON! Where do you get off I am starting shite? I heard the kingsmen surrounded there vans, it's hearsay, I was just saying what I heard. Listen My Father was Military for 22 years So don't even go there. Are you military? Did You live a military life. I am one of the most patriotic AMERICANS there is.So get your panties unbound and back your anger off.This was after most people left!
PDOFF

Fredonia, NY

#9 Oct 15, 2012
sally wrote:
pardon my ignorance but who came to protest in vans?
It was second hand news to me from someone that was inside the church and saw this happen when they came out.
sally

Orchard Park, NY

#11 Oct 16, 2012
doesnt answer my question.
PDOFF

Fredonia, NY

#12 Oct 16, 2012
sally wrote:
doesnt answer my question.
When and IF I get the true facts, I will answer it.
Vet

Fredonia, NY

#13 Oct 16, 2012
sally wrote:
doesnt answer my question.
I think with all the rumors flying that PDOOF was probably refering to the Westboro Baptist radicals that sometimes show at these funerals/memorial services. They did not show up! That PDOOF heard that does not surprise me. People were speculating and someone heard and then that got passed on and..........you know how it works.
sally

Orchard Park, NY

#14 Oct 16, 2012
Vet wrote:
<quoted text>I think with all the rumors flying that PDOOF was probably refering to the Westboro Baptist radicals that sometimes show at these funerals/memorial services. They did not show up! That PDOOF heard that does not surprise me. People were speculating and someone heard and then that got passed on and..........you know how it works.
Thank you, I have no clue who these babtist radicals are but glad they didn't interfere with this hero's funeral.

Since: Mar 11

Dunkirk, NY

#16 Oct 17, 2012
The protesting A=holes were set to come to the original services but the date changed.
lakerfan

Smyrna, TN

#17 Oct 17, 2012
My sympathy to Sgt. Gollnitz's family and friends. The show of support this family received was incredible and it is something they will carry in their hearts forever. I'm glad the protesters didn't show up and try to inflict more pain on this grieving family.
Westboro Baptist travels in vans. They like to show up unwelcome and try to ruin a fallen soldier's funerals. They showed up at my nephew's funeral a few years ago. We had a show of support from people who cared that outnumbered the protesters at least 100 to 1. My family and I still carry that support and love in our hearts.

RIP Soldier. Thank you for your sacrifice.

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