NEWS OF: 5/8/2006

Two Maine National Guard Soldiers Killed, 1 Seriously Injured

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Two Maine National Guard soldiers were killed over the weekend. Sgt. Dale James Kelly Jr. of Richmond, Maine and Sgt. David Michael Veverka of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, were killed in a roadside bombing, May 6, 2006. Private Christopher Fraser, of Windsor, Maine was seriously wounded. As of today, Americans killed: 2644. Price tag? $279,240,301,182. See CBS Boston and a statement on the tragedy by Tom Allen.

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  1. Two Maine National Guard Soldiers Killed…

    [Source: MAINE DEMOCRATS] quoted: David Michael Veverka of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, were killed in a roadside bombing, May 6, 2006. Private Christopher Fraser, of Windsor, Maine was seriously wounded. …

    Trackback by Iraq Reviews — 5/8/2006 @ 7:40 pm

  2. I am a Sergeant in the Maine Army National Guard and a close personal friend of Staff Sergeant David Veverka. I am apalled and disgusted that you mention his and Staff Sergeant Kelly’s deaths, then immediately quote a death toll and financial cost of the war. Dave was a fantastic, motivated and driven young man who worked hard and excelled at anything he ever attempted. None of the service men and women can have a value put on their lives. He was not a dollar figure for you to use to promote your political agenda. As members of the military, we know the risks involved with defending our country, and while each servicemember may have different reasons for joining, we all make the decision to put ourselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life. You belittle Dave’s sacrifice, and you dishonor his memory, as well as all the other soldiers who have died serving our country when you attempt to use their lives as leverage in your own agenda. Dave believed in what he was doing, and he wouldn’t want anyone lobbying his death in the way you have done.

    Comment by Elisha McVay — 5/11/2006 @ 8:49 am

  3. Would you rather not have a value placed on the individual lives of soldiers? Does the total number of American lives lost not matter? Should our military presence continue even if it causes the decline of our nation?

    I’m sorry for your loss. But we need to place a value on life, and that value has to be higher. Too many people are dying. We’re spending money we don’t have. Those are the realities.

    My agenda is peace. I believe in peace. A lousy, unstable peace is still better than a terrific, well-run war because the only goal of war is peace. I also have a nephew in the Air Force.

    Comment by admin — 5/11/2006 @ 6:10 pm

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