Black People : Question

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  1. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Did anyone hear about marines getting killed/bomb or something today or last night? I heard a breif news report at work? They are to be from Ohio area?

    Anyone???
     
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    ladylibra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    unfortunately, yes.

    if i'm not mistaken, i believe it was 14 not counting the contractors (sp).
    i hope you don't have any loved ones amongst the casualties.
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks....

    As Of yet we have not heard anything, but my brothers are in the navy... one is coming home this month and one is leaving this month...but i still have friends i went to school with and grew up with...but no phone calls is a good sign.
     
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    Yeah, I heard a little bit about it....that it was another "Road Side Bombing" not sure what the number was, but I think it was about 12-14.
     
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    WOW.... I don't have any family/friends in the services, but I pray for them on a daily. When you speak with you family/friends, could you please let them know that sonneeo1 from Detroit truly appreciates all they do. I have MUCH LOVE and respect for the man and women of the services!
     
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    a reserve unit based outside Cleveland.
    they took heavy causalities.
     
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    Yup, I'm not sure if it's this same unit, but they cut some more heads too. I don't think this was the roadside bombing though that killed 14. They also got a group of snipers, took them out and grabbed their high-end sniper rifles. They cut a few of those heads too.
     
  8. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thought I share what I found

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A Marine amphibious assault vehicle on patrol during combat operations near the Syrian border hit a roadside bomb Wednesday, and 14 Marines were killed in one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq against American forces.

    A civilian interpreter also was killed in the bombing, which came two days after seven Marines died in the same area during combat with insurgents. At least 1,820 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

    Also, an American freelance journalist was found dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the U.S. Embassy said. Steven Vincent had been shot multiple times after he and his Iraqi translator were abducted at gunpoint hours earlier, police said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050803/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_050803073208


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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index2&cid=981

    1. Wed Aug 03 05:54pm EDT (AP Video)
    Ohio-based Battalion Loses 20 Marines in Iraq

    2. Wed Aug 03 11:50pm EDT (AP Video)
    Marines Killed in Iraq Bombing All From Ohio
     
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    smh

    I don't know anybody over there but I do thank them for all they're doing for this country. I appreciate you :heart: and my prayers are with you and your families. I hope you all come home soon.
     
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    My prayers go out to the families who were invovled. I have much respect and love for all the soldiers out there.....It have effects when it hits close to home that it maybe a loved one you may never see again. Having family over there sometimes ways on you. You are always worried.

    Peace
    Angel
     
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