03 February 2013

In Memory.


7 comments:

  1. NOTE: If you can't keep your comments clean, reverent and respectful, then they will be deleted ASAP.

    Thank you.

    M4E

    ReplyDelete
  2. One of my students recently met him at a book festival. She was impressed by Kyle's patriotism and message.

    ReplyDelete
  3. George MacDonald Fraser served in the British Army during World War II under William Slim. Beyond his “Flashman” series, Fraser also wrote of his wartime experiences in Quartered Safe Out Here. He spoke of the horrors of war, and the tribulations of a lance corporal in the field. At one point he wrote that he is weary of watching grown men come home from war (Vietnam, Gulf War) blubbering in front of the camera about posttraumatic stress problems. Fraser assures us that World War II and Korean War veterans also suffered nightmares caused by the trauma of combat, but they dealt with those problems in an adult, manly, responsible manner.

    Now we have lost this clearly outstanding warrior, and the press tells us that a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed him. In my view, this is absolute bullshit. A loser who may have once served in the military killed this fine warrior; it is time we started speaking honestly with one another.

    Rest in peace, Chris. You have served your country well.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mustang,

    "the press tells us that a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed him. In my view, this is absolute bullshit"

    Amen,

    It seems that we have societal problems, looming large,the magnitude of which is growing. Is it prue coincidence that so many of the recent perpetrators fall into the 18-30 age category? How many of these "time bombs" are out there? How many more are being engendered?

    ReplyDelete
  5. How many of these "time bombs" are out there? How many more are being engendered?

    ------
    I don't know but I'm sure you'll want them well armed.

    ReplyDelete
  6. "I don't know but I'm sure you'll want them well armed."

    I know that [I] want to be "well armed".

    ReplyDelete