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Friday, March 10, 2006

And a Goodie!!!


Just couldn't let this go by ~

From Something...and Half of Something

"That is from my schools website."

An Awesome Farewell

"An update on Army SGT Rickey Jones, who was killed in action Feb. 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Hawijah, Iraq. You will remember reading about the "brave dissenters" who expressed their "support for our Troops" by vandalizing his family home and telephoning his parents."

Read the rest here.

(Oh! almost forgot - h/t to Mudville Gazette!)

Update ~

How about 2 Goodies? Lordy, we're on a roll here!

You might have read my posts about Sgt. Mike Stokely's father trying to get a letter in the Washington Post to counter another parent's belief that "Iraq was a waste".

Honor the Fallen

Greyhawk


"We first met Mike Stokely via an email from his father, who now sends this message:


On another note, as a beautiful day passes by, we are fortunate to be one day closer when our soldiers return home and are reunited with their families. While this moment will be bitter sweet for those of us who lost our loved one, it is none the less, for me, a moment to rejoice, for my son, SGT Mike Stokely, would be happy his "guys" and I am sure he beams in heaven at this coming moment for them.

Robert Stokely

He added this story from the local newspaper (in archives click "news" on left of screen, March 6 file.)

Legislation offered to name highways in Coweta, Walton for fallen soldier

By ELIZABETH RICHARDSON

"All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of our armed forces who risk their lives in the defense of freedom and to secure the blessings of liberty for this nation and other peoples of the world," Senate Resolution 639 and Senate Resolution 864 proclaim in honor of the late Sgt. Mike Stokely and all of the others willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Senate Resolution 639 would dedicate a strip of roadway to the fallen soldier. The portion, which would bear the name "Sgt. Mike Stokely Memorial Highway," would stretch from U.S. Highway 54 from the Fayette County line to its intersection with U.S. Highway 16. The resolution has been passed by Georgia's Senate and is currently pending in the House.

Resolution 864 would dedicate a span of highway to Stokely from U.S. Highway 81 in Walton County from its intersection with U.S. 78, which runs straight through Mike's hometown of Loganville, to the Newton County Line.

"To my knowledge, two separate highways have never been named for one person," said Coweta County's Solicitor Robert Stokely of the ongoing accomplishments of his son six months after he was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq at the age of 23..."

Read the rest by clicking on the link above.