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Posted: 8/24/2004 3:31:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 3:32:16 AM EST by lonegunman]
www.kxly.com/common/getStory.asp?id=38910

Lance Cpl Caleb Powers, 21, USMC was from a town of 350 people in north central Washington. Sadly, he was getting out in less than a year and planning on buying into the family farming business. The Marines had really straightened him out and gave him some direction. I'm starting to think we should let Saddam run in the next election, these slimballs deserve him.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:33:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:53:14 AM EST
i am very sorry to hear that
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:54:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:13:48 AM EST
Condolences to the family.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:48:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 6:49:22 AM EST by MrsWildweasel]
My condolenses to his friends and family.
RIP
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:14:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:46:04 AM EST
God Bless.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:25:54 PM EST
Sorry to hear about it, prayers ot his faimly.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:20:32 AM EST
Rest in peace, devildog.
My condolances to his friends and family.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:20:46 AM EST
My Prayers to his Family and Friends
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:43:12 PM EST
RIP, Marine.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:07:30 PM EST
Well the service was Friday and I drove out to the middle of nowhere and put on my dress blues and did the deed. It was a nice service, the Marines brought a firing detail from the area reserve center and four guys from his unit, that had been previously wounded and knew him, flew up with his escort. It was a great comfort to the family to have them there, they explained how they knew him and filled in a lot of details about his life in the corps.

It was pretty heartbreaking to see the kids he grew up with crying and everything. He was one of 11 kids to grad from the little local school three years ago. He had wanted to be a Marine since he was about 9 or 10. He left for basic right after graduation. About half the town turned out for the service, news crews and all the usual stuff.

The bright spot was being in real America. No John Kerry democrats outside laughing and dancing, no Mikie Moore smartass remarks. Everyone was nothing but nice and everyone of the young Marines had gotten words of support from the townspeople. They even send a tub of ice filled with sodas and water to the firing detail waiting at the cemetary. I was suprised how many vets there were in a town that size, probably 75% of the guys ages were vets of one branch or another.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 12:35:12 PM EST




Dear God, please watch over our brave warriors wherever they may serve. Please welcome Lance Corporal Caleb Powers into the Kingdom of Heaven, and comfort his family and friends during this time of mourning. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Rest In Peace, Lance Corporal Powers.

Sorry to hear the news lonegunman. It's one helluva thing, this Brotherhood. If there is anything I can do to help you or Caleb's family, please let me know.
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