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Sat Dec 17, 2011, 04:55 AM

N.C. soldier reportedly last to die in Iraq war

David Hickman was a star football player in McLeansville, North Carolina. He was a quiet man with a larger-than-life presence. He also holds the distinction of being the last soldier to die before the official announcement of the end of the Iraq war. That fact has made him a part of history, CNN affiliate WGHP reports.

Hickman, an Army specialist, was remembered Thursday by friends as the U.S. marked the official end of the war.

President Obama commemorated the milestone with an appearance at Fort Bragg, where Hickman was stationed before being deployed in September.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/16/n-c-soldier-reportedly-last-to-die-in-iraq-war/

The last man to die for a mistake.

Video also at article.

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Rhiannon12866 Dec 2011 OP
tawadi Dec 2011 #1
Warren DeMontague Dec 2011 #2
Ferret Annica Dec 2011 #4
Ken Burch Dec 2011 #3
lpbk2713 Dec 2011 #5
DeathToTheOil Dec 2011 #8
alp227 Dec 2011 #6
Burgman Dec 2011 #7

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 05:31 AM

1. RIP David Hickman

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 08:17 AM

4. Rest in peace David Hickman, you and others who died in an illegal war will be missed.

 

Bush, Cheney and others should be moved to the Hague as soon as possible to stand trial for their war crimes in starting and waging this war.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:16 AM

3. The last to die for a mistake...other than the tens of thousands of Iraqis who will probably die

 

at the hands of our "contractors".

The lesson to learn from this is that it's not our place to re-arrange the Middle East by force.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 09:27 AM

5. Shit-for-Brains should have been there.




But of course it would be the last thing on his mind. He never even saw the arrival
of one KIA at Dover, why should he bother himself with something like this?


He was probably busy in conference with Jack Daniels or Jim Beam.






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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 01:12 AM

8. Along with the chattering chickenhawks in the media

 

Christopher Hitchens being one of them.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 11:41 PM

7. so sad. And for what?

 

A college education that never happened?

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