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bikerteach49
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Posted on Tue, Aug 29, 2006 16:08

This blog is of a serious note. On sunday my son contacted me to let me know he was returning home from Iraq on Labor Day. He is a young Marine who is serving his second tour, and is scheduled for a third in February. On the same day a dear friend called me and asked me to come over. When I arrived there were two Marines at her house, and in tears she told me that they had come to tell her that her son, David, had been killed in Iraq by an IED. She cried on my shoulder for an hour, and I really didn't know what to say. As a Marine Officer I had written letters home, but at this time and this place, I found myself bereft of words. Let's remember those young men who are risking their lives on a daily basis. Whether or not we agree with the war, we can agree that the young men serving there are being asked to pay the ultimate price for us. Semper Fi, Marines. There's now another Marine guarding the gates of heaven. May you find peace, David.


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Posted on Mon, Sep 11, 2006 10:50

For those interested, David was laid to rest today, Sept.11, 2006. His funeral was attended by the Patriot Guard, and his mother said to tell all of you how much she appreciated your attendance. At ease, Marine. Your work is done. Please pray for all the other servicemen who are daily putting their lives on the line. Semper Fi.


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Posted on Thu, Sep 07, 2006 06:53

TEACH, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT A FRIEND AND OUR SOLDIER. MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU, AND MOSTLY HIS FAMILY. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. AND I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THAT YOUR SON IS RETURNING HOME. WE ALL NEED TO ALWAYS TAKE NOTICE OF WHO THESE SOLDIERS ARE SACRIFICING THEIR LIVES FOR US. RIDE SAFE & GOD BLESS, MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OUR TROOPS.


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Posted on Thu, Sep 07, 2006 05:25

There are really no words to describe the feelings of a death. Nor from which end it does not matter, nor by whom the death has occurred. The only thing to do is just be there for what ever you can do. And as for our government, and all the others> WHEN THE HELL IS EVERYONE GOING TO WAKE UP AND REALISE ALL THEY DO IS DESTROY EVERYTHING AND LIVE IN HELL. I THINK WE WERE PUT HERE TO CREATE AND BUILD AND LOVE SHARE AND FEED EACH OTHER. SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO COMMON SENSE OR DECENCY TO EVEN CARE ABOUT THERE OWN HOME LANDS LET ALONE OTHER PEOPLE. Thank you soldiers, and sorry for turning it into a bitch session. Love a freedom loving biker. Just gotta make think? what is God thinking?


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Posted on Fri, Sep 01, 2006 08:34

My nephew is over there... Its very difficult to read about your friend..May God keep her! When I was told that my sisters only son was going over there, I smiled and told him how proud we are,then went to the ladies room and cried.He is just like a son to me. Glad to see you back on the blogs..Teach..smile Keep us posted on what is happening with you!

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Posted on Thu, Aug 31, 2006 15:24

Glad too hear your son is on his way home , and deep sorrow and graditued for you friends loss and sacrafice .I Also extend that too all the families that have loved ones serving or that have lost loved ones too this and all wars .Many Many Thanks


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 22:31

Give her my condolences, from another former Marine. May the young man guard the gates well. And I thank your son with all my heart. My nephew is on his first tour with the Marines there now. I pray for him and all the rest of them over there every day. I have too many friends there to count.


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 16:17

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the Gentle autumn rain. I am the glint in a child's eye. I am their smiles that brighten your eye. When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft and sparkling stars that shine so bright. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die. I am in Heaven with those that came before me. I am spirit that moves those that are and yet to come. _modified anonymous Prayers up for all. Glad your son's coming back. May he always stay safe.


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 15:24

Have you been to the "Forums" ... "Active Military"?


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 14:04

I am glad you son is coming home safe and sound. My 2 nephews are Marines. One did 2 tours in Iraq. I am not sure if he is going back. I am also sorry to hear of your friends sons death. My prayers are with all the young men and women defending our freedom! God bless


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 13:17

I am so sorry for your friends loss. Like you I have family over there and I pray for their safety every day May God bless them all and bring them home safely. Cher


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 12:08

Thank you for sharing this story. My heart goes out in prayer to your friend and all as well. No one really understands until you are living in that situation and it's a tough one. I can't relate to her pain but I can relate to almost losing a son when he was shot six times at Easter and God gave him another chance in life. I am fortunate, but the pain is unbearable, a mothers worse nightmare. This is a very hard time for ya'll. You just being there for her although not knowing what to say is all words can express and sometimes that is just enough. She is lucky to have a true friend. I hold you in my prayers.


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 12:05

Thats sooo sad. Tooo many of our troops have given thier lives for this, in my opinion, a war that should not be happening. George lied about WMA and our boys are over there dying because of it. I support our troops, don't get me wrong, They are the bravest of the brave. But as far as I'm concerned, G. Dubya can f-uvk right off. Glad your son is coming home!!!! xxx


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 12:00

yes, i appreciate and i remember. amen brothers and sisters!! veterans daughter, pows niece,surviving niece....


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 11:49

Our Military Troops and Families are ALWAYS in my prayers ... *** FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!!! *** ~~ GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!! ~~


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 11:26

Yes it is hard....my adopted son-in-law also leaves for his 3rd tour in Feb (Marine). I can hope he returns.


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 07:31

God bless all of our soldiers. They are in my prayers each day!


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 06:43

A huge thank you to your son and all his comrades.....I dont readily agree with the war, as most ppl dont nowadays, but I absolutely support our troops and what they do. I have been to 3 funerals for young ppl killed in the war. Youre a great person just to be there for her to cry on your shoulder. Whether you had words for her or not....you were there. Thats what matters. I would like to add to all the parents out there. Please teach your children to have the respect for these soldiers and for the pride we have in our country that you have. My children know to stand and take off their hats when the National Anthem is played, we cheer and clap for the armed forces in parades. We saw a group of soldiers come off a plane carrying all their gear and as they came by, my family and I stood and clapped for them.....then so did many, many other people. My sons immediately took off their hats to them. Please let your children learn and feel the pride you have.


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 06:20

As a military 'brat', spouse, mom (still have one on active duty) and now a (military) Widow, my "heart and soul" go out to her and the family. I will keep her 'close in heart' and add her to my prayers! Suz~/branwencarryl


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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 05:45

My heart goes out to your friend. I think of the ones fighting almost daily. Thank you for your blog. Take care, Elmo


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