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My condolences to the families of the lost, I too am a vet. To the haters, I hope you realize that the US military is a pathway out of poverty for some, a source of education for some, and a source of hope for some. Not everyone that volunteers for the USA is a cold blooded killer, many enlist to lift themselves out of their current situation.
send every politician
sons and daughters on the frontline
then they would think twice before starting b.s. wars
The only thing hated by people in this thread is war.
anyone enlisting knows they are going for the money and the thrill to kill
Maybe the next generation can wise up and teach their children the truth.
If you think getting paid for murdering complete strangers is a viable way to escape poor social conditions, you are still a murderer.
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Not newsworthy? I would hate to assume you would rather hear of blah blah Miley, blah blah obamacare, etc etc ad nauseam? I have served multiple times in Iraq as well as other theatres. I have been in 18 years friend and can tell you honestly it wasn't to thrill kill and the money surely isn't great either. Anywho, I am going to hope you didn't mean you don't stand behind the military because feel free to stand in front. Namaste
By Cid Standifer
Stars and Stripes
Published: December 20, 2013
Soldier from NC among 6 killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
Indiana soldier among 6 killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
Helicopter crash kills 6 US troops in Afghanistan
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman
KABUL — Five of the soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday were with the 1st Infantry Division based at Fort Riley, Kan., and the sixth was with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Vilseck, Germany, the Defense Department announced.
The six were killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Naw Bahar district in Zabul province. Officials haven’t announced the cause of the crash, but say they don’t believe it was caused by enemy fire. There was one survivor, who hasn’t been named.
If an Republican wins in 2016 expect our forces to stay till forever.