A US Marines Last Words

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  1. Marine's Last Words
    Herald Net | September 19, 2005
    SNOHOMISH - Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Starr's last letter arrived home more than two months after his flag-draped casket.

    It came unexpectedly, weeks after his parents had placed his dusty, worn combat boots on the fireplace ledge.

    It arrived weeks after two U.S. Marines stood in uniform on his parents' porch, bringing the worst possible news.

    Brian Starr discovered the letter on his 22-year-old son's computer, which had been stored with his other belongings near Camp Pendleton, Calif., awaiting the soldier's return from Iraq.

    Brian Starr had to fiddle with the computer to get it to work. When the screen finally flickered on, he saw an icon labeled "LetterHome." Jeffrey Starr had written the letter in November 2004 to his girlfriend, Emmylyn Anonical, 22. It read:

    "Dearest Emmylyn,

    I'm writing this for one reason only. On April 13th 2004 I thought I was going to die. My only regret is that I hadn't spent enough time with you. That I hadn't told you everything I wanted to. Being in Iraq for a 3rd time, I don't want to feel that way again because it was the worst feeling ever. So this letter is in case I won't ever get the chance to tell you.

    Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this - that is why I'm writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I'm pushing my chances. I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom."


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  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Thanks Shrek.

    Requiescat Cpl Starr....Semper Fi.


    Glad to see his home state were prepared to honour him...and naturally his Corps.

    Thoughts are with his family and loved ones, as ever.


    Le Chevre
     
  3. I cried.

    :( RIP
     
  4. Very moving. Rest in Peace.
     
  5. i am moved by it.
    sad
     
  6. Gutted.

    3rd tour and "days to do"

    God Bless.

    Rincewind
     
  7. Read small print in contract.

    If you can't take a joke you shouldn't have joined.

    Let's not get all weepy about one man who may or may not (internet rumours spread fast) have been killed.
    Think more about the ones who he gleefully slotted "Yeah..Gotta get some in .."

    More to the point .. Who voted for these idiots who started this ?
     
  8. Go away quickly, Smalbore.
     
  9. I don't think getting a round in the chest is a joke you bell end
     
  10. Unfortunately, there are a lot of "small bores" around. Politics and poor leadership aside, he served 3 tours, which earns him a lot of respect in my book. The average Joe on the ground isn't thinking about GW, patriotism, or any of that sh*t. He's thinking about his buddies. The guys next to him, and trying to come home in one piece. And that's all.
     
  11. Go on Yank, do the 'Deck of cards'..........
     

  12. The only joke I see is you, I'm gonna take your words and interpret them to mean:

    "Unforntuately these kind of fatalities are going to happen, and when they do our thoughts and respect go to them and their loved ones. However the war goes on and with it so must we otherwise their deaths are in vain - therefore for every soldier lost I will work that little bit harder to achieve our goal, and in doing so make a positive action come of a terrible loss."

    If you didn't mean that then you're a w@*!ker