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  1. #1 So great a price..... 
    It is with great sadness that I share with you all the news of our most recent fallen. SPC Christopher Bailey (26) and PFC Sarina Butcher (19) were killed on November 1st when an IED tore through the armored vehicle they were in.

    To date, we have lost 14 soldiers in the short 4 months we have been here. It seems like an eternity.

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    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made so and kept so by the exertions of better men [and women] than himself." ~John Stuart Mill, 1806 - 1873
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    God Bless these fallen. AmPats family will pray for the families. RIP SPC Bailey and PFC Butcher.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Another good article about PFC Butcher. She will be posthumously promoted to Specialist. She was a phenominal young woman.

    Chris Bailey was a great guy. Loved by everyone. I've been on several missions with him. He always had his head in the game and kept a great sense of humor about himself. His quirky smile and infectous humor will be sorely missed.
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made so and kept so by the exertions of better men [and women] than himself." ~John Stuart Mill, 1806 - 1873
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    Dammit! The article made my eyes sweat.:(

    RIP Heroes.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
    C. S. Lewis
    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    It's heartbreaking but it pays her a great tribute.
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made so and kept so by the exertions of better men [and women] than himself." ~John Stuart Mill, 1806 - 1873
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