Monday, September 04, 2006

Enfield Marine Killed

A 19-year-old Marine from Enfield was killed in Iraq over the weekend, a family friend confirmed Monday night.

Lance Cpl. Philip Alexander Johnson died Sunday morning with one other Marine as his unit was traveling from Ramadi, family spokesman Ron Jackman said.
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A 2005 graduate of Enfield High School, Johnson was fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a Marine, said those who knew him. He joined the Westover Young Marines when he was 11 and remained with the unit through high school.

Connecticut's other war dead are listed here.

"Marine from Enfield killed in Iraq." Associated Press 4 September, 2006.

11 comments:

TrueBlueCT said...

And Joe Lieberman still can't understand why we are angry with him.

Stupid, elective, probably unwinnable experiments in utopia, -- with the costs measured in other people's families, 20,000+ American families...

Joe talks a tough game, but facts don't escape me. Lieberman chose not to wear or country's uniform, and had more deferments than Dick Cheney.

For the love of our troops, please help kick the Neo-cons out. Accountability isn't a political game.

TrueBlueCT said...

P.S. Thanks Genghis for remembering the fallen.

We should all be proud and thankful to brave United States Marines like Cpl. Johnson.

turfgrrl said...

truebluect--- Joe Liberman is not a neocon, put the accountability where it belongs, Republicans in Congress, that would mean; Simmons, Shays and Johnson.

herbschmetlin said...

Isn't ironic that as we approach the 5th anniversary of 9/11, that the number of our sons and daughters killed in Iraq approach that of those killed on 9/11?

Anonymous said...

Turff -

Are you kidding me? Joe WROTE AND INTRODUCED the Iraq War Resolution. He was pushing the war since at least 1990. How does he not bear responsibility?

Anonymous said...

A brave soldier, fighting and dieing for his country. There is no greater sacrifice one can make.

God bless this Marine. Semper Fi.

Politics aside for this soldier, we are humble servants, fighting a determined enemy. We shall prevail.

Anonymous said...

I take offense to those who use this issue to further someone's campaign. By blaming Lieberman for this, what you are saying is that the death of this Marine is good news for the Lamont campaign because it fits right into his rhetoric.

Whether you disagree with Joe or the Republicans on the war is up to you. But the reason many of us believe we are in Iraq is to protect the lives of those who live here.

Anonymous said...

herb-

that should put things in perspective for us all. In five years of fighting a war, we still haven't incurred as many casualities as we did that day in 2001.

for those of you who don't believe we are fighting a war against terror, look again.

bluecoat said...

The last letter to the editor in today's Norwalk Advocate somwhat echoes my opinion about what is neede with the GOP. Here Bush allows alQaeda to define what is going on instead of defining the issue as the CiC of the most pwoerful military in the world:Bush has a loser's mentality

FrankS said...

A Wilton Serviceman, Pfc. Nicholas Madaras, 19, died on September 3, in Baqubah, Iraq. He died from injuries he suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

The inability to control conflict in Iraq continues to slowly bleed military lives and vast resources, that could be better used to defend our nation in a more favorable venue. As Iraq continues it's slide into mass civil conflict, aided by Iran, our position will become untenable.

bluecoat said...

the military and the diplomatic service will succeed in Iraq; Bush screwed it up and he's still talking outside of realism but the folks on the ground will succeeed despite him and Rumsfeld and Lieberman.