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Joe E. Nitro
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#1 Posted on 27.4.04 1540.11
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Well the two of the three remaining sisters have made their choice, Click Here (nytimes.com) they are not going to go back to Iraq after one of their sisters perished.

I can't say I really agree with this, but AOL had a poll up and 91% of 135,759 agree with their decision... I don't know I guess it's okay.
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#2 Posted on 27.4.04 2144.53
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We were at the press conference in Madison. I just put the reporter's piece up on my employer's website a couple of hours ago.

Click here. (WBAY-TV Green Bay/Fox Cities)

That's the local take.
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#3 Posted on 27.4.04 2230.51
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It's not like they went, "We need to get out of Iraq! Quick, one of us has to die so we don't have to be here anymore!" While it does suck for the soldiers that have to replace them, I don't think anybody in the army would think we would be better off without that policy. And as the article Thrill posted said, what are the chances that somebody would get the idea in their head to try and kill the other Witmer sisters? Or even ambush try and ambush the Ranger unit that Pat Tillman's brother is in, just to grab some more headlines?

-Jag

By the way, does anyone know whether Pat's brother is staying or coming home? Oh yeah, and my cousin's husband is really bummed. He and Pat had been hanging out and playing basketball together because they went to ASU at the same time. Of course, this is the same guy that had to have his wife ship him magazines because the army keeps giving his unit ammo with no clips to store it in...
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#4 Posted on 27.4.04 2257.04
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I think this a good thing. Even their Commanders in Iraq are recommending they stay home.


And somehow I think that Pat Tillman's brother will go back. It is his option and They just seem to be that dedicated. And it would be a fitting tributes to his brothers bravery to continue the fight. And I dont mean to demaean the decision of the Witmer sisters in any way. I respect the decisions of both.
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#5 Posted on 28.4.04 0824.14
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After what happened on the Indianapolis in WWII where an entire family of brothers died, we have been aware of this sort of thing. Hell, even the Civil War. We made an effort to keep families from all being in the same unit. Even if they had decided to stay, as their commander I would have sent them home. Brothers dieing is bad enough but sisters. I don't think our military needs that kind of press.

I couldn't imagine the grief the family is dealing with losing one daughter but more than one?

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