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A Tragic Loss

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:44 pm

We just lost 19 of humanity's finest:

http://news.yahoo.com/portable-shelters ... 42035.html

These "Hotshots" are the equivalent of American military special forces. RIP, young men. You are true American heroes.

"I saw the submariners, the way they stood aloof and silent, watching their pigboat with loving eyes. They are alone in the Navy. I admired the PT boys. And I often wondered how the aviators had the courage to go out day after day and I forgave their boasting. But the submariners! In the entire fleet they stand apart!”

James Michener
Tales of The South Pacific

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Re: A Tragic Loss

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:47 pm

Really sad, I honestly want to cry!
I'm no suture for my future.
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