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08-22-2009, 05:18 PM
IndianaGreen (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-21-09 07:46 PM
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Soldier, 59, is oldest U.S. service member to die in Afghanistan
Advertisements [?]Source: CNN

Soldier, 59, is oldest U.S. service member to die in Afghanistan

From Mike Mount
CNN Senior Pentagon Producer

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Vietnam veteran and Bronze Star recipient who volunteered to return to the Army and serve in Afghanistan became the oldest U.S. service member to die in combat there, the U.S. military announced Friday.

First Sgt. Jose San Nicolas Crisostomo was killed by a roadside bomb in Kabul on Tuesday while riding in an armored Humvee.

His body was flown to the United States early Thursday morning.

Crisostomo of Spanaway, Washington, was 59. He would have turned 60 later this month, according to KING television in Seattle, Washington.

He was one of a very few service members who served in Vietnam and in current U.S. military operations, his record shows. He twice received the Bronze Star, which is awarded to U.S. troops for combat valor.

Crisostomo also received the Purple Heart for being wounded in combat, according to his records.

It was not clear from his official records if he received the medals for combat in Vietnam or Afghanistan.

His records also indicate he received numerous other commendations. He also served during the first Gulf War in 1991 and received the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/21/afghanistan...


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RIP old timer!


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RIP soldier

The funny thing is that not ONE DUmmy is asking obama to bring our troops home now! Like they did with bush. They would had hung bush out to dry.

SarasotaRepub
08-22-2009, 07:09 PM
As I said in another post, a lot of the stuff on DU is just plain funny.

Then you have this...




Arctic Dave http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-21-09 09:32 PM
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10. Why o' F'ing Why. What could possibly motivate a person to rejoin the military at that age.

It reminds me of reading about the last days of the Nazi war effort. Old men and little boys.

Bleda
08-23-2009, 07:25 PM
Patriotism seems to be an unfamiliar concept to these people.

Sonnabend
08-24-2009, 06:44 AM
Why o' F'ing Why. What could possibly motivate a person to rejoin the military at that age.

You're a lot younger. Go sign up.

Dan D. Doty
08-24-2009, 06:59 AM
Mister Crisostomo also remembered people of DU's ilk mistreating him and his fellow vets returning from Vietnam as well; spiting on them at the airport, throwing trash and dog sh*t at them, being called " babykiller ".

Maybe Mister Crisostomo wanted this generation of vets not go through the misthreatment he did.


But then again the old hippies always denied any of it happened in the first place; hypocrits.