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Date: 05/06/12 04:00 PM

51 Responses to Soldier Injured After Being In An IED Blast [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Link: Soldier Injured After Being In An IED Blast - Kyle Hockenberry lost both legs but survived.
  2. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Okay, I`m NOT trying to minimize what this soldier has gone through but... I read it as "Soldier Injured After Being In An TED Blast," and I thought it was referring to a TED presentation party.

    I`d stop drinking, but I haven`t even started...
  3. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    As I subbed this ages back, this is fairly old news... still worth a post imho.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    I know some of you folks out there are "brothers and sisters" of Kyle (rank unknown). To him, and all of you, I say thank you.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    i bet he regrets that tattoo now
  6. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    I`d love to know why someone`s downvotd this.

    There`s a few types of people I`d point my finger at, the trolls, the douches or the c*nts. Could be any of many.

    I`m not a US citizen and pretty anti-Afghanistan but you have to admire this guy and the thousands of others like him whom he represents.

    His story is http://www.army.mil/article/71611/Wounded_BRO_Soldier_continues_to_serve_Army_family/.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    Another good soldier claimed by this ridiculous war. Any chance he had at a normal life is gone. Tragic.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    "i bet he regrets that tattoo now"

    Why would he regret it? It obviously describes him pretty well.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    War is no es bueno. I can`t speak spanish.
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    "War is no es bueno."
    War no es bueno.
    Almost had it there pinche wey.
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    And crap. this kid is my age. That`s really sad.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Well. I`m against militaries and almost any war...

    But I will admit that that is a powerful message.
  13. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3364 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    Another evil soldier got what he had coming to him
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3888 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    @dm2754: without `evil` soldiers you`d be goose-stepping and speaking german. go into a corner and die.
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    It`s sad he`s not really sacrificing for anything, other then monetary gain
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    sarita1225 Female 30-39
    43 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    @dm2754: This man didn`t decide to start a war. He had no say in this invasion and subsequent occupation. He didn`t choose to be far from home with a chance to never return. As a vet, I can assure you that most soldiers are good people. poo, most of us just went in to get money for college. To vilify all who wear a uniform is unfair and false.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    I`m sure Mr Bush sent him a nice card.
  18. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    God Bless All Our Veterans.

    Freedom isn`t free, If you love yours thank a vet for it.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    What a waste
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    Cue pussies who would never fight for their country saying He`s not saving anything.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    Edgarska19: "Cue pussies who would never fight for their country saying He`s not saving anything."

    He`s not saving anything.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Shopped
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    the ssad part is that they are not there defending our freedom...I don`t mean that as an insult to troops. I love and support the troops. I work with troops that have PTSD all the time so save your BS for someone else.

    niether of these wars was ever about protecting our freedom...anyone that thinks otherwise has been drinking the Bush crony koolaide a little too long.
  24. Profile photo of swoop408
    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    @dm - you can go drat yourself with that comment. If you said that in front of me you`d be eating out of a tube for the rest of your life.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Agreed Jamie. I really hate sending good kids to their death for a pointless war. I can`t wait for this crap to end already and we don`t have to see families all over the U.S. falling victim to this war.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    CHICKEN SH*T< GET BACK TO WORK!!!! LAZY SUMBITCH!!
  27. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    What jamie said. If there were a draft for this war and i were drafted, i`d leave the country. I will not defend the country against a threat that isn`t there. IF there were a legitimate threat, i`d strongly consider fighting.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Actually, on second thought why the hell should i risk my life to save possessions and a giant block of dirt? I`d leave regardless. I have no debts or duties to this country just because I was born here.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    But i fully support the troops and truly wish all of them could come back alive and that only evil people would die during such conflicts.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    Imagine if occupation of the United States of a major threat were imminent and unavoidable. Now imagine that we just sabotage everything and EVERYBODY leaves. They`d get here and be like `WTF? There is nothing here for us... I guess we`ll just go home??`
  31. Profile photo of LiquidFire
    LiquidFire Male 18-29
    109 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    @DM2754, You should thank whatever deity you worship that you are not in the same zip code as me because if I knew where you slept at night I would introduce you to an "evil soldier" F*%king Internet hard a$$
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 1:17 am
    Awwwww, he lost his legs trying to kill people in an illegally occupied country while his masters steal anything they can. I think I`m gonna cry.
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 2:02 am
    "You should thank whatever deity you worship that you are not in the same zip code as me because if I knew where you slept at night I would introduce you to an "evil soldier" F*%king Internet hard a$$"

    lol talking about internet tough guys... >_>
  34. Profile photo of tsiemens
    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 2:35 am
    War is total crap
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 3:27 am
    "F*%king Internet hard a$$"

    Pot ... kettle ... black.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 4:19 am
    Im with Chris Rock on this one.
    Call me a faggot, but I ain`t fighting on no war, Ill be the faggot with two legs!
  37. Profile photo of dirtysteve00
    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 4:21 am
    @Liquidfire you want to introduce him to your `evil soldier` while he sleeps?

    Yup, gay.
  38. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 5:09 am
    jamie: You`re saying that fighting militant extremist muslims that want to kill "The Great Satan", aka the USA, isn`t fighting for our freedom?

    Would you rather wait and have to fight those `allah akbar` screaming towel heads on our city streets? Or have more terrorist bombings/hijackings here?

    We had the choice of where to fight those azzholes and we decided to fight them over there instead of here and it was the right decision. We`ve brought Al Qaeda to it`s knees, Bin Laden is dead and so is Saddam.

    But I`m guessing you`d also say we shouldn`t have entered WWII, after all Europe and Asia`s freedom were none of our concern right?

    Get out of here with your peacenik bullsh|t, your sort of narrow minded neo-hippyism would leave us unarmed and at the mercy of our enemies.

    Do the world a favor jamie, there is a bridge abutment with your name on it somewhere, go find it in your car at high-speed.
  39. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 5:23 am
    Did CrakrJak just refer to Muslims as "towel heads"?

    Is there no end to the bigoted racism from him?
  40. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 6:40 am
    Buiadh: I referred to militant extremist muslims that want to kill "The Great Satan"
    as "screaming towel heads", not all muslims.

    Please get your sh|t straight before you start making accusations.
  41. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    7070 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 7:15 am
    CrakrJak,

    Not really. Military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq has not made us safer from terrorists. I mean, the Afghan army was never going to invade the US or UK.

    Having said that, military personnel do not get to choose which wars to fight. We do. Collectively we are responsible for what is done by the governments we elect.

    The troops go where we send them, if we send them to the wrong place or for the wrong reason that does not alter the duty of respect we owe them for going into the mouth of hell at our behest.

    I prefer that to a system where the military get to make policy.

    Democracy, it ain`t perfect but don`t take it out on the PBI.
  42. Profile photo of ihurtmyself
    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 7:19 am
    jackass shouldn`t have been there. i`m going dancing tonite.
  43. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    7070 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 7:22 am
    ihurtmyself

    Keep doing that.
  44. Profile photo of spanerbulb
    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Another persons life ruined under the great supposed `war on terror`. Senseless really.
  45. Profile photo of pumba62
    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 7:50 am
    I am surprised he he got injured after an IED attack and not during it
  46. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 9:08 am
    But I`m guessing you`d also say we shouldn`t have entered WWII, after all Europe and Asia`s freedom were none of our concern right?
    Oh, because Afghanistan and Iraq were waging an actual war on the western world? You`re comparing apples and oranges.

    Would you rather wait and have to fight those `allah akbar` screaming towel heads on our city streets?
    This is conservative drivel. You can`t stop people from wanting to commit terrorist acts, and invading other countries only makes MORE of them want to do it. Even your own CIA warned against blowback, but what do they know, right?
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    lsdmoe Male 40-49
    72 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 9:39 am
    Unnessecary & tragic at the same time.
  48. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 9:47 am
    Prophetic. Have we won yet?
  49. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    patchgrabber: You can`t stop people from wanting to commit terrorist acts

    But we can choose where those attacks are located and it`s much better that they happen over there than here.

    Also Saddam and Osama both declared war on the USA many years ago. Their goal wasn`t invasion, their goal was destruction.

    Quit denying the fact that the world is better off without Saddam and Osama, their threats are gone and the whole world is safer.
  50. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    May 8, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Osama yes, Saddam? Not so much.
  51. Profile photo of scienfish
    scienfish Male 18-29
    10 posts
    May 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    this is old news

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