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Old 03-02-2007, 12:01 AM   #201
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its all sad. but it got me when the soldier was holding open his wallet with Family pictures.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:08 AM   #202
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Chad'* mom sent me that video and I recognized the title when I just read it on the page before this, so I'm not re-watching it, I can't. My eyes stung when I started to tear up. I'm going through my phases with trying to get over this all. I had a hard time right after the funeral and everything and then was able to go on with things but it'* all hitting me again for some reason. It'* hard, just yesterday I was thinking about how badly I wanted to feel him in my arms again and hug him so tight. I think it'* because there was another news story about a Marine that was just killed from a roadside bomb that was also from MI and as I watched it I felt my face turn red and then realized I was frowning hard and wanted to cry at the same time especially when I saw the picture of the casket with the flag draped over it. He was only 20 years old and graduated the same year as me (2005). That'* the youngest one I've seen so far. But age has nothing to do with it, it'* all a huge mess and I'm not going to be better until something is done to clean it all up and bring them all home.
Sorry I went away for about a month or more and haven't said much. I had my bday Feb 10th and wish Chad was here to share it with me. And a year ago today (March 2nd) I came home from the Air Force. I got off the plane in Grand rapids here and Chad was waiting at the end of the hall for me. I walked up to him smiling and hugged him so tight for a while that I had time to tear up. But of course sucked it up bc I was still in military mode. Talk to you guys again soon! Take care!!! I need to get out this weekend!!!
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I never got to know Chad since I'm a new member, but I certainly respect what he stood for. So young, what a shame. My heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. I could not even begin to imagine what they must be going through right now. RIP Brother, and thank you for everything you've done for this great country!!!
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Long live this thread, in honour of Chad. :(
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R.I.P Chad, always missed, always loved, NEVER forgotten....
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:28 PM   #206
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Wow , shivers ran thru me .This was the first I read it, seems like we just said bye.Very sorry to hear, and God Bless Melissa and his family.
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They are trying to get the go ahead on building a memorial at the 44th Street Armory for Chad and another soldier who was killed exactly a year before him. I went and saw Chad'* parent a few weekends ago after going to the cemetery for a few to spend time with Chad... the only way I know how right now... until I see him again some day. but I'm going because lately it'* been hard again. Take care and talk to you all again soon.
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Melissa were here for you if you need anything.
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I never knew the guy real well, I think we spoke a time or two. I do remember the photo of him in the room holding the M-60.
I do remember reading about how he was going to Iraq and my thought was - "He will be back soon enough to the USA".

It is sad. Even tho him and I communicated only a time or two, it is just weird to read this thread. I just now learned of it cause after June 06, I have not been back much until these past few days.

I do wish I remembered exactly what him and I wrote about. Probably something military related.
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