Friday, August 20, 2004

SOLDER KILLED IN IRAQ . . . WHILE ON CANDY PATROL

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An online acquaintance of mine has a brother who was killed in Iraq on August 17. Speaking of the circumstances of his brother's death, he said:
I just got some more (and correct) information. Henry wasn't shot in the chest, he was shot in the neck by a sniper. He was stitting on top of his humvee handing out candy while his buddies were playing with several Iraqi children. He was taken back to the base and then med-evaced out of there. During the med-evac is when he died. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Also, they were unable to find/kill the sniper who shot him.
My condolences to his family.

UPDATE: Here is a news article on Henry's death.