Saturday , 25 January 2020

Tag Archives: death

Stress And Suicide In The Corps

After Barbara Christianson got off work on Jan. 24, she picked up her 4-year-old grandson Nate, ran by the grocery store and McDonald’s, and headed home. Christianson’s neighbor hated when anyone parked in the street in front of her house, but that day as Christianson pulled into the driveway of her rambler home, she noticed a blue van parked there. …

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Family Focus Friday: Defeating The Dark

It was a love story so beautiful that Hollywood turned it into a movie.  But it was the tragedy and loss that happened off screen that led one woman to find the strength to survive.  Now she’s helping others to defeat the dark. One woman’s perseverance in the wake of personal tragedy has helped thousands of friends and family of …

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Life And Death: A Chaplain’s Perspective

The pain consumes your mind. There is nothing but agony, a throbbing cadence brought about by the tattered flesh of what used to be your body. You hear the ambulance siren, although it sounds distant — as if your ears are plugged with cotton. Someone’s asking a question, and rough hands lift you onto a litter. The pain of being …

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The Angels of Bataan

Story as told by Elizabeth M. Collins, Soldiers Magazine    They called themselves the Battling Belles of Bataan, but to the GIs fighting a desperate and doomed battle for the Philippines in 1941 and 1942, and later to their fellow civilian internees, they were, simply, angels. The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor, as they’re best known, were a group of …

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Rhode Island Guardsman Sacrifices Life for Afghan Child

By Kris Gonzalez, correspondent for www.army.mil A Rhode Island National Guard soldier gave his life  to save an Afghan child. Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr. died from injuries sustained when he was struck by an armored fighting vehicle after moving an Afghan boy to safety. “Sadly, today we realized the death of a Rhode Island National Guard soldier in a combat zone, and …

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