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RE: my nephew

Glad to hear he survived this..... praying he (and all others) come home

I bet it was nice to see him, even if it was just on line. Maybe you
should tell the Ft Wayne newspaper to rerun the article, since it is his


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 7:57 PM
> To: Agardenchat
> 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
> his
> face again!!)  You can't read the article unless you log in which I'm
> most of you wouldn't want to do.  The article is about a wrecker crew
> 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.
> 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
> 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
> patrol walked away from the attack.
> "That ball of fire came right at my face. I guess the extra armor
> works," he said. "This is my fourth IED (improvised explosive
> Full article -with Sam's smiling face!! -
> eckers.4cc6.html
> Kitty
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