We lost four more kids in Afghanistan today!

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    Unhappy We lost four more kids in Afghanistan today!

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    RIP brothers, prayers to those you left behind and unending gratitude for your sacrifice.
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    All heroes. The world is a better place because of their sacrifice...RIP
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    My Wife is Canadian,It doesn't matter what flag your fighting under It's what were fighting against,There Is only one way to make a terrorist a good terrorist
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    Those guys are true heroes, lib Canadian gov'ts all but gutted the Canadian Forces after the wall fell, they do a great job on a shoestring budget.

    There is no way to thank their families enough for the true sacrifice they made.
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    I hate that kind news and my heart goes out to their families...RIP.
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    +100 to all of these posts....I see these reports every day...

    But if you could, please do not refer to any Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, or Marines (regardless of country) as "kids"....While they are someone's son (or daughter), they are adults carrying out a mission handed to them by their government.

    I tell my Airmen: "I don't take 'kids' to war...I take professionals who know their job and are expected to perform their mission to the utmost of their ability...'kids' don't enlist in the military--adults do"

    IMO, by referring to them as "kids", you undermine their oath, their duty they swore to uphold, and their sacrifice only adults can understand. They knew why they were there, yet they still went.

    If we lost anything, we lost four Soldiers today...

    My apologies for my rant.
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    RIP. I'll pray for them and their families. I've done some work with Canadians, and they are certainly top notch.
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    Prayers sent for those brave soldiers. My heartfelt thanks to those still serving over there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    But if you could, please do not refer to any Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, or Marines (regardless of country) as "kids"....While they are someone's son (or daughter), they are adults carrying out a mission handed to them by their government.
    Amen. I was just going to say the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    +100 to all of these posts....I see these reports every day...

    But if you could, please do not refer to any Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, or Marines (regardless of country) as "kids"....While they are someone's son (or daughter), they are adults carrying out a mission handed to them by their government.

    I tell my Airmen: "I don't take 'kids' to war...I take professionals who know their job and are expected to perform their mission to the utmost of their ability...'kids' don't enlist in the military--adults do"

    IMO, by referring to them as "kids", you undermine their oath, their duty they swore to uphold, and their sacrifice only adults can understand. They knew why they were there, yet they still went.

    If we lost anything, we lost four Soldiers today...

    My apologies for my rant.
    No intent to offend on my part. All of our fine young men and women are doing their utmost for Queen and Country. They are trained professionals doing a difficult job under difficult conditions.

    Having said that, they were still young and had their whole lives ahead of them. Flame away at me if you like, but let's keep our eye on the ball. However you look at it, we are losing some of our finest young men in a land far far away. They will not be returning. I am trying to honour their memory, not belittle them or their achievements.
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    It wasn't intended as a flame. Your point is well taken, but they were still adults.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention; I hadn't seen it.
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    RIP. God Bless them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    +100 to all of these posts....I see these reports every day...

    But if you could, please do not refer to any Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, or Marines (regardless of country) as "kids"....While they are someone's son (or daughter), they are adults carrying out a mission handed to them by their government.

    I tell my Airmen: "I don't take 'kids' to war...I take professionals who know their job and are expected to perform their mission to the utmost of their ability...'kids' don't enlist in the military--adults do"

    IMO, by referring to them as "kids", you undermine their oath, their duty they swore to uphold, and their sacrifice only adults can understand. They knew why they were there, yet they still went.

    If we lost anything, we lost four Soldiers today...

    My apologies for my rant.
    My thoughts, exactly !!!

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