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Re: my nephew


Kitty, glad to know he is doing OK, but hope he gets to come home soon! My
cousin made it home from Afghanistan, received a medal for all the missions
he flew in his helo. Just very glad he got back safe. I will keep Sam in my
prayers.
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 8:57 PM
Subject: [CHAT] my nephew


> I just got an update from my sister about my nephew Sam. He was
interviewed
> for an article in the Dallas News.  There's also a photo. (great to see
his
> face again!!)  You can't read the article unless you log in which I'm sure
> most of you wouldn't want to do.  The article is about a wrecker crew in
> Iraq and how they have to go out at all hours to..." A military police
unit
> was blasted by a roadside bomb on patrol in northwest Baghdad. American
> soldiers are standing on a blockaded street in the dark, waiting for a
> wrecker to retrieve their battered Humvee."
>
>  The only part about Sam is that his is the debilitated humvee they are
> picking up:
>
> "Mr. Compton hops out of the truck and directs the driver of a 40-foot
> Landoll flatbed up to the Humvee, whose extra-armored steel doors are
pocked
> with ball bearings and shrapnel. The tires are shredded, and the thick
side
> windows shattered.
>
> The Humvee's driver, Spc. Sam Stahlhut, 20, of Fort Wayne, Ind., limps
> around the wreck, amazed that everyone on the 21st Military Police Company
> patrol walked away from the attack.
>
> "That ball of fire came right at my face. I guess the extra armor really
> works," he said. "This is my fourth IED (improvised explosive device)."
>
> Full article -with Sam's smiling face!! -
>
>
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/dmn/stories/101104dnintwreckers.4cc6.html
>
> Kitty
>
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