March 2, 1991

Honorable mention of fellow veterans in passing
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March 2, 1991

Post by redfish » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:31 am

Twenty one years ago Raymond Hatcher and Kevin Wright were killed. It was mid afternoon just south and east of Az Zubayr Iraq. I still carry a great deal of guilt from that day and it continues to cause me great emotion to think about or talk about it.


"Those who were there will never forget; those who were not will never know." :cry: 8O


RIP Brothers

Trick, you have said that we just never talked about what happened. We never mentioned it even after we came back. Maybe at the memorial this year we should. Cliff and I spoke about it a little. I'm gonna see about reserving an area in the museum for us while we are there one day. Let us know when bro.
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Re: March 2, 1991

Post by Bakaruda » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:13 pm

I feel you bud, unless you have lost a soldier in combat you will not understand... :cry: :cry:
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Re: March 2, 1991

Post by Animal » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:23 pm

this day brings happiness and sadness 24 years ago I married my wife of today 21 years ago I witnessed the reality of war ,there is a quote that goes like this''Every time I close the door on Reality,it comes in through the window''
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Re: March 2, 1991

Post by haze » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:39 pm

yesterday afternoon, the phone rang here at the house...it was out of area, usually we don't answer a number we don't know...but something told me 2 answer it. it was a woman, asked if this was cliff, then asked my last name, told her, then she asked from the 197th. inf. bde. durin the gulf war. told her yeas....she then told me her name, that she was Kevin Wright's widow.......I WAS FREAKED OUT, BAD, LOST FOR WORDS..... we then talked for about 10 mins, said she an her daugther wanted 2 call again, that she was only 3 yrs. old at the time of his death....i told her they could call anytime....
after we hung up...i sat down an cried , the past came flashing back, an thought thought of a lil girl losin her father.........im still shook up over it, but truly glad that she called, an hope 2 talk with them again....no matter how bad it tears me up...
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Re: March 2, 1991

Post by Dispacther » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:03 pm

Strength , brother . We who came home , have a great debt , and burden to care for those left behind . Jusy my thought .
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