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Sorrow of Prince at Pal’s Tribute

PRINCE William fought back tears during an emotional tribute to close pal Jo Dyer who was killed on patrol in Iraq.

Second Lieutenant Jo, 24, was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra in April, less than six months after passing out of Sandhurst alongside Wills, 25.

A source at the service in Oxford said: “At one point William bowed his head and looked down at the floor as he fought back tears for Jo.” }} more…

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From the Arizona Republic:

Flyby Honored Fallen Comrade

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.

A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit: (more…)

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It was late afternoon six months ago in the government compound in Karbala, Iraq. In a moment of respite from the war, Army Pfc. Johnathon Millican was instant-messaging with his wife back in Anchorage, Alaska, where a snowy day was just beginning.An American soldier at the next desk was on his laptop, too, watching his son on a video camera back home. Three other soldiers were in the room, relaxing or sleeping. A captain and a lieutenant were in the room next door.

It was Jan. 20. The American soldiers had been in the garrison for a week, working with local police and provincial officials to ensure security during the 10-day Shia religious commemoration of Ashura, which was about to begin. Even in the middle of sectarian warfare, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims might participate.

But something else was brewing. }} more…

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The Truth About American Deaths in Iraq 

View some sobering graphs on U.S. KIA vs. Enemy KIA in Iraq.

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Good Grief! It’s Cindy Sheehan — Again!

With every move she makes, Cindy Sheehan continues to dishonor her dead son, our troops, and the Iraq War veterans (all war veterans, actually). She claims her son died for nothing. The irony is that her son died protecting her right to speak out against the war.

But she’s so lost in liberal la-la land, she doesn’t even give him that much credit. What a shame. He deserves a better epitaph than she’s delivered thus far.

He was a voluntary member of the US Armed Forces. For that she should be proud. For his sacrifice to our nation, he is truly a hero. I wonder if she ever purchased a headstone for his unmarked grave. How shameful is this?

Cindy Sheehan dishonors her son, all troops and veterans

From CNN: Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan gives up her protest.

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America’s Honor

The stories behind Memorial Day

by Peter Collier

Once we knew who and what to honor on Memorial Day: those who had given all their tomorrows, as was said of the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, for our todays. But in a world saturated with selfhood, where every death is by definition a death in vain, the notion of sacrifice today provokes puzzlement more often than admiration. We support the troops, of course, but we also believe that war, being hell, can easily touch them with an evil no cause for engagement can wash away. And in any case we are more comfortable supporting them as victims than as warriors. (more…)

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More photos available here.

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