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    12/25/2003 4:45:02 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 211+ views
    New York Post ^ | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003 | By NEIL GRAVES
    <p>Michael and Jane Curtin, at home in Howell, N.J., with a photo of their hero son, Cpl. Michael Curtin, wrote a letter to the troops in Iraq.</p> <p>December 25, 2003 -- Proudly displayed alongside the holly boughs and evergreen wreaths in the home of Joan and Michael Curtin is a gold-star flag - a sign that a soldier who died in combat lived there.</p>
  • Jersey family watched a quiet boy grow [Cpl. Michael E. Curtin]

    04/28/2003 6:48:57 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 1 replies · 410+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 4/27/03 | TOM FEENEY
    Jersey family watched a quiet boy grow Sunday, April 27, 2003 BY TOM FEENEY Star-Ledger Staff [Howell Township, NJ] -- Army Cpl. Michael E. Curtin lived most of his life just off Route 9, in a black-shuttered Colonial on a cul-de-sac in Howell. He shared a bedroom with his younger brother Danny until the day he left for basic training.He died on Highway 9 in Iraq on a sunny Saturday morning last month when a suicide bomber in a taxicab pulled up to the roadblock where he stood guard. He was the first New Jersey soldier killed in the war....
  • With the Iraq War, a New Generation of Gold Star Mothers

    04/14/2003 8:23:37 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 82 replies · 3,922+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | 4/14/03 | Delia M. Rios
    Dorothy Oxendine presides over American Gold Star Mothers Inc., a national organization of women whose sons and daughters have died in military service to the nation. (Photo by Mark Abraham) AMERICAN IDENTITY With the Iraq War, a New Generation of Gold Star Mothers BY DELIA M. RIOS More stories by Delia M. Rios WASHINGTON -- As Dorothy Oxendine knows, the most dreaded words a parent can hear are "We regret to inform you ..." She lost her only son, Pfc. Willie F. Oxendine III, to a land mine in Vietnam on May 30, 1968. His death at age 21...
  • A Salute To The Fallen Heroes - They Gave Their All - God Bless Them

    04/11/2003 8:20:44 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 58 replies · 5,275+ views
    11 April, 2003
    Miyuki Cawley, the wife of U.S. Marine Staff Sgt James Cawley, holds the flag from her husband's casket in her lap during graveside services at the Roy City Cemetery Thursday, April 10, 2003 in Roy, Utah. Cawley died March 29, 2003 while serving in Iraq and also was a member of the Salt Lake City police force. Bishop Jaime Soto is shown Friday, April 11, 2003, at St. Joaquim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, Calif., at the funeral of U.S. Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, shown in foreground. Garibay was killed March 23, 2003, after encountering Iraqi troops near...
  • Names, Stories, and Pictures of the Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    03/22/2003 10:32:34 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 626 replies · 71,148+ views
    Wire Reports | 3/22/03 | Wire Reports
    Names of the four US Marines who died in yesterday's helicopter crash: Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Ill. Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, of Baltimore, Md. The Pentagon has just released the names of two more US Marines who were killed in Iraq. I'll post as soon as I find that.
  • Victims of Iraq Suicide Bombing Mourned

    03/31/2003 10:02:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    AP | Monday, March 31, 2003
    Victims of Iraq Suicide Bombing Mourned .c The Associated Press Army soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq were remembered by their families as heroes in the fight for freedom. Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y., one of four soldiers killed in Saturday's attack, had a 3-year-old daughter and was going become a father again in June, his wife said Monday on NBC's ``Today'' show. Fighting back tears, Brandy Williams said she would tell her children that their father gave his life for his country, ``and that even though he's not here, he loves them with all his...
  • Pentagon defends its war strategy: US troops inch toward capital as bombs drop [Globe Alert]

    03/31/2003 5:44:43 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 16 replies · 297+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | March 31, 2003 | Anne Barnard and Anne E. Kornblut, Globe Staff,
    <p>CAMP SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Facing mounting skepticism about their strategy in Iraq, senior Pentagon officials launched the fiercest defense yet of their decision to send in limited ground forces, dismissing reports yesterday of discord between US political and military officials over how to prosecute the war.</p>