Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > My friend was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2009, 05:41 AM   #1
Flyin' Lion
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Flyin' Lion's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 1,972
Liked 11 Times on 7 Posts

Default My friend was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

A friend of mine who works EOD (bomb squad) in the Air Force was killed by an IED on Saturday. My wife is friends with his wife (how we met) and talks to her daily. He has two children, a five year old daughter and a three year old son, which now makes me feel guilty every time I play with mine. His wife and kids are stuck in England until everything is "sorted" out.

He also has the dubious distinction of being the first person killed in the military to have the media present upon his arrival from overseas. Dover, De has the mortuary for the military and every soldier killed overseas comes through here. I am immensely sad for his wife and children, he was three weeks away from the end of his nine month deployment. Luckily she got to see him last month for three days when the Air Force flew them both to D.C. so he could recieve an award.




http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090406/...tagon_war_dead

EDIT: Yahoo links don't appear to work on this site...although the story isn't hard to find.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/...age/index.html


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ohiobrewtus
John Madden has officially been put on suicide watch with the annoucement of Favre's retirement.

Flyin' Lion is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
BlindLemonLars
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,445
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

I'm so sorry man...there is just nothing good to say about that news. My heart goes out to his wife and kids.


BlindLemonLars is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 06:10 AM   #3
Hophazard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 187
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlindLemonLars View Post
I'm so sorry man...there is just nothing good to say about that news. My heart goes out to his wife and kids.
Agreed. Wish I had the courage to serve my country the way he did. Thoughts and prayers with his wife and children.
Hophazard is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 06:24 AM   #4
gwood
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gwood's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 591
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
__________________
The troubles of our proud and angry dust
Are from eternity, and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
A. E. Housman


Follow me on Twitter @SoCalBeer
gwood is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 06:36 AM   #5
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,969
Liked 304 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Man I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family coming their way.

Please post any info regarding a fund setup for the family.
EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 07:17 AM   #6
nibiyabi
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Santa Clara University
Posts: 170
Default

My heart goes out to that family -- I wish things like this never happened.
__________________
Primary #1: empty
Primary #2: Old Greg's Honey Stout (brewed 2009.03.20)
Secondary #1: Old Greg's Apfelwein (modified) (made 2009.03.20)
Secondary #2: Old Greg's Apfelwein (made 2009.03.05)
Keg #1: Old Greg's American IPA (brewed 2009.02.20 // secondaried 2009.02.28 // kegged 2009.03.07 // tapped 2009.03.30)
Keg #2: Old Greg's Chocolate Hazelnut Porter (brewed 2009.03.06 // kegged 2009.03.30)

RIP: Old Greg's Classic Beer Pong Ale (2009.02.27 - 2009.03.06)
nibiyabi is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 01:46 PM   #7
bad coffee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad coffee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,681
Liked 437 Times on 432 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

my condolences to you and his family.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
Why do you think they choose that path? (.)(.) = $$$$$$$$$
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuljin View Post
Wtf was chasing you for an hour? Buy a gun already.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I'm a meat hunter. PKU.
bad coffee is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 26,189
Liked 3137 Times on 2168 Posts
Likes Given: 1916

Default

That's a sad thing for sure. My BIL is in Iraq now and my best friend goes over there for rotation every once in a while. It's scary during those times, but he is a mechanic and not likely to be near the violence. Don't know about the BIL. He works in CBs in the navy.
__________________
If your takin' your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box !
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #9
michael88n
Master Napper
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
michael88n's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lacey, WA
Posts: 298
Default

F.L.

That truly sucks more than words can say. I'm so sorry.

Michael
__________________
Thinkin' 'bout makin': A summertime session beer.
Primary: 2x Apfelwien, London Pub Ale, Irish Stout
Bottled:
Random Stuff, Barleywine, Blue Moon Clone, EW's Appfelwein.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Your Favorite Person View Post
Insert Witty Comment Here
michael88n is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 09:05 PM   #10
pen25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: tulsa, ok
Posts: 976
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

my condolences to the friends and family.


__________________
from or living in oklahoma? come join us in the oklahoma group
pen25 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Afghanistan friarjohn General Chit Chat 8 10-07-2009 04:36 PM
Just started my 6 Months in Afghanistan JMG680 General Chit Chat 9 09-12-2009 03:14 PM
Stuck in Afghanistan? chriswilkes33 General Beer Discussion 4 06-05-2009 02:57 AM
Saturday is Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day jacksonbrown General Beer Discussion 35 11-12-2008 07:01 PM
Afghanistan Brewer here.... sycotik Introductions 3 02-20-2008 10:38 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS