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Posted: 6/26/2003 4:47:35 AM EDT
My nephew is in the Marines and was over in Iraq. Right now, he is in Kuwait and expects to be home next month. He was engaged to a girl back home in South Carolina. The night before last she was murdered---they found her in her car, shot in the head, after she failed to show up at a friend's house. My nephew can't be at the funeral, and I just can't imagine what he's going through sitting over there. Me, I feel like shit and I hadn't even met the girl.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:50:43 AM EDT
[:(] any suspects ?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:51:37 AM EDT
Not that I know of.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:51:40 AM EDT
WHOA! THAT'S HORRIBLE! Poor guy!
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:52:33 AM EDT
Sorry to hear that. I hope they find the POS that did it.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:53:18 AM EDT
...damn
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:05:13 AM EDT
sonnovabitch!!! my condolences, rik.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:14:21 AM EDT
Somebody's gonna toting a heavy, clanking dufflebag in a few weeks. Poor guy must be devastated.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:19:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: Somebody's gonna toting a heavy, clanking dufflebag in a few weeks. Poor guy must be devastated.
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My sister, who had to break the news to him on a scratchy connection from 7,000 miles away, said that he is taking it very hard.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:21:27 AM EDT
This is bad. Very bad. I'm sorry for your nephew's loss, Rik. I hope he can come home soon to the comfort of his family.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:23:38 AM EDT
[:(] Geez. Poor kid. Both he and her.... [:(] Hope they keep the perp alive long enough for your nephew and a few of his friends to pay him a visit! [pissed]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:24:47 AM EDT
IIRC he or a family member needs to contact a Red Cross Rep and ask for an emergency leave, they should be able to get him back home fast. Sorry to hear this, so sad.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:26:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 6:04:32 AM EDT by deimos]
That's awful [:(] My condolences for them. NsB
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:48:56 AM EDT
My condolences to your nephew. deimos, how about a little bit of reverence? This thread could have made it without that language.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:06:22 AM EDT
M, you're right, sorry about that gentlemen, I just blurted that when I first read the thread. NsB
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:12:22 AM EDT
Oh my, that's awful! My condolences to the family. They need to hang the perp up pinata-style and let that serviceman and her family go at the POS with baseball bats.
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Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:24:52 AM EDT
That stinks.[:(!] I hope they catch those responsible, & that your nephew see's that justice is done on her behalf.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:25:58 AM EDT
I'm so sorry to hear that. Am-O-Tramp has a good suggestion. Unless his individual presence is critical to ops in the theater the Red Cross may be able to work an early homecoming.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:34:00 AM EDT
Rik Very sorry to hear this. I know you'll be strong for the families and that's what will help everone through the worst of this. God bless Gordon
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[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 6:45:48 AM EDT by tep0583]
Man, that's rough..... This is just one of those thing that you really don't know how to respond to. I just hope they nail the SOB responcible and send him to the chair. He deserves worse. Edited to add: Send my condolences.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:50:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By Kar98: Somebody's gonna toting a heavy, clanking dufflebag in a few weeks. Poor guy must be devastated.
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My sister, who had to break the news to him on a scratchy connection from 7,000 miles away, said that he is taking it very hard.
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SHIT!!! Terrible news for him. There is some small comfort in the fact, that hopefully he's got some bros., to help in his grief?? She was apparently a random victim, or what?? Robbery?? Sorry to hear it rik......
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:56:38 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:01:01 AM EDT
That's horrible. My thoughts are with your nephew and her family. [V]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:04:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 7:20:44 AM EDT by Gun-fan]
That is terrible news. I'm so sorry for his loss. What part of SC did this occur? There is an outside chance I can get some info for you from a LE source. I can at least ask if that would be of any help. Scott Edited to add: [url]http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/6174665.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:07:37 AM EDT
[:(]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:30:58 AM EDT
[:(][:X*] Sorry to hear that. God bless your Nephew and God bless her and her family.. May justice be served severely.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:36:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By liberty86: She was apparently a random victim, or what?? Robbery??
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I don't know. They found her car so whoever did it didn't steal her car. She wasn't carrying a lot of money or anything...don't know any more details really and neither does my sister.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:41:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gun-fan: That is terrible news. I'm so sorry for his loss. What part of SC did this occur? There is an outside chance I can get some info for you from a LE source. I can at least ask if that would be of any help. Scott Edited to add: [url]http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/6174665.htm[/url]
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Thanks, I hadn't heard about the people being arrested for using her credit card. I need to tell my sister about that.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:05:38 AM EDT
This is heartbreaking. Our prayers and condolences to the family, including you, Rik. Sounds like a random deal, but we dont know enough details yet to say.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:25:52 AM EDT
That's terrible! My prayers go out to him. I had something similar happen (though not as horrible as this) two weeks before I graduated boot camp, and I thank God that I had all my new Navy buddies around me 24-7. They were the best damn group of guys, they pulled me through it 'cuz I was a mess, and being alone at that point would have been very, very bad. It is small consolation, but outside of his real family, with his Marine brothers is the best place for him to be. Again, I am so sorry to hear about this, and I hope the persons responsible ride the lightning.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:26:21 AM EDT
Man I don't even know what to say. And anything I say wouldn't really help. I cannot imagine being your nephew.
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Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:42:22 AM EDT
Keep us up to date on this one, please. I'm terribly sorry for all involved. My prayers go out to the families and to God to make justice swift and sure.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:53:07 AM EDT
Thats terrible. Life can be so unfair.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:39:02 AM EDT
Sorry to hear it. Prayers sent for the nephew.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:46:26 AM EDT
My condolences to the families. I am so sorry. I hope your nephew is okay.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:49:53 AM EDT
Please add my sincerest condolences to the family and your nephew.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:59:47 AM EDT
[V]What a shame. I'm very sorry.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:03:53 AM EDT
My nephew is leaving Kuwait tomorrow. Won't be home in time for the funeral, but at least he can spend some time with her family and his.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:45:10 PM EDT
This is sad indeed. Very sorry to hear it RW.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:25:48 PM EDT
Christ, this is stuff you only just read about. You dont ever think it can happen to someone you know. Prayers for his and your families loss.
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