RABC said:Terrible news. RIP guys - we will remember you
PlasticCabDriver said:Also, in their 'casualties by state' list there is:
State Total City Name Rank Date
England 1 Wilstead, nr. Bedford Crackel, Alexander B. Staff Sergeant 24-Feb-2005
Anyone know anything about Staff Sergeant Crackel?
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Alexander B. Crackel, 31, of Wilstead Bedford, United Kingdom, died Feb. 24 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. Crackel was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea.
For further informationrelated to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.
Fallschirmjager said:RABC said:Terrible news. RIP guys - we will remember you
Did you write that comment as it is seen as the right thing to do? Will we really remember them, especially if they're not British soldiers? It is unfortunate when any soldier dies but let's be honest, who really thinks about soldiers that have passed away in wars gone by unless it's an anniversary such as Remembrance Sunday or it was a mucker we knew. You may call me heartless or a pr1ck but let's not fool ourselves here, soldiers die on operations, simple as.