Sometimes it's easy to forget we still have our brothers and sisters fighting overseas but it's hard to forget when one hits close to home. I went to high school with and played sports with BJ and his older brother. Really can't express my gratitude to the people who put their life on the line. Hug a soldier and their family whenever you get a chance.
RIP BJ - You're very missed by everyone you ever came in contact with.
So true. We are so far removed from the wars we are fighting these days. It's sad.
Originally Posted by AltHawk
Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.
If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls
It's so hard to come up with words that befit something of this gravity, which is probably why there are far less posts here than there should be. I know I delayed posting as I didn't really know what could be said that would honor this man, or any other of our soldiers for the sacrifices they make.
It's so hard to come up with words that befit something of this gravity, which is probably why there are far less posts here than there should be. I know I delayed posting as I didn't really know what could be said that would honor this man, or any other of our soldiers for the sacrifices they make.The best I can say is thank you.
It's a good reminder that when we're on here figuratively flapping our gums and getting worked up over what the football uniforms might look like, that we have the freedom to, and the security to have only this to worry about because of the sacrifices of people like this, and their families. My thanks to all who have served and their families for sacrificing as well.
Sad stuff, a loss much too soon. As a vet this stuff touches me all too close as I've lost friends. I look forward to the day; someday, where a child asks his mother: "Mother, what was war?" until then we must as warriors keep carrying on the belief that we are doing the things that humanity and the world demand. Right or wrong the people must accept the responsibility and great sacrifice that is undertook when we accept challenges that our youth/warriors must carry out. oorahh!!! Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore! I give you my highest salute and will sit here humbly thinking of you, may you find peace and comfort in your next life.
I just finished reading the book "Horse Soldiers" which is written by a special forces veteran. Makes me appreciate our armed forces even more.
Days after 911 the US put about 2 dozen men in Afghanistan. They went in with a few weapons and duffle bags of cash. Objectives was to built alliances with the local warlords that were fighting the Taliban.
Crazy stuff- The Taliban was fairly well armed (tanks, missiles, motors etc) These guys would change the Taliban on horseback with a few AK 47s and US air support. Great read and good insight on the dynamics of the locals over there.
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