Sunday, December 04, 2005


When I heard that we lost 10 Marines in one incident and that Mr. Bush felt the economy and his glad-handing and back slapping of himself was more important then to even MENTION that 10 more are gone and 11 are forever further appalled me.

It amazes me how he claims he is a man of God and yet his ability to continue the killing makes my mind reel.

Below are the names of the Fallen Marines...please take a moment to hold them in your thoughts/pray for their souls and their families. There were also four other service people that died the following day.

My heart is heavy for all of those who must now grieve...

Never take what you have for granted...

In Peace,
Barbara, Tirawa and Winston

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of 10 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27, of Pensacola, Fla.
Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, 20, of Suprise, Ariz.
Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn, 24, of Portland, Mich.
Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser, 19, of Naperville, Ill.
Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez, 20, of Splendora, Texas
Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen, 20, of Little Falls, Minn.
Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen, 24, of Hennepin, Minn.
Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten, 19, of Byron, Ill.
Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, 29, of Tomah, Wis.
Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson, 21, of Union City, Mich.
All 10 Marines died Dec. 1 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. All 10 Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
Media with questions about these Marines can call the Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-6213

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