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Hello there......I'm sorry to say, but our company sniper, SPC Anderson, was Killed In Action on Friday, 13May05. He was killed by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device while riding in an up-armored humvee near our base about 20 miles north of Tikrit. He was one of my hunting buddies back at Ft. Stewart. Matter of fact, he completed one of his goals of killing every big game animal in North America by finally bagging an 8 point white tail buck with my rifle down in GA. We had the memorial service for him on our base yesterday (19May05). One if SPC Anderson's sergeants put together a very nice display on his computer with pictures and short video clips with some of SPC Anderson's favorite tunes playing in the background. He was an outstanding man that had every desire to excel, wanting to join Special Forces and become a sniper with the Best of the Best once he got back stateside.

May he Rest In Peace
 

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Thanks for the information Brian. I wish it was good news, but he died in service of his country and while protecting democracy and freedom, there is no greater honor. My heart and prayers go to his family.

We have lost a brother.

MEL
 

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Prayers to him and his.

Scatch Maroo
 

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My prayers are with his family

Move to the sound of the guns, Brother
 

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I can't put it better than mel did....... I just thank god everyday that there are people such as him, who are willing to put their lives on the line so the rest of us can sleep peacefully at night. Thank you.
 

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Him and his family are in our prayers. I know words are never enough. Take care.
 

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My prayers are with him, and his family, thank you, and all our troops for being there and being ready to make that sacrifice for us. stay safe, and God Bless you all.

GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER.
 

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I'm proud that we can have this tribute to SPC Anderson here so people can see how many folks care about him, even if we didn't have the pleasure of knowing him personally.
 

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There is no greater honor in serving your country and you people.

My prayers and respect goes out to him and his family.

May he rest in peace.
 

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god bless-- prayers to family and friends

dom
 

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This is one Aussie that truly appreciates the sacrifices being made by our allies. It's a shame the people that are being liberated can't understand the idea of help and improved lives.

I try to avoid religious references so instead I wish his family the best is such a bad time. I sincerely hope protection affords everyone else here who is active.

Regards,
Pete.
 
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