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No More Individual Services for Ft. Lewis Troops

The Olympian story:

Fort Lewis, which this month has suffered its worst losses of the war, will no longer conduct individual memorial ceremonies for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Instead, the post will hold one ceremony for all soldiers killed each month, the Fort Lewis acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. William Troy, wrote in a memo to commanders and staff last week.

"As much as we would like to think otherwise, I am afraid that with the number of soldiers we now have in harm's way, our losses will preclude us from continuing to do individual memorial ceremonies," Troy wrote in the memo, according to a copy obtained by United for Peace Pierce County and posted on the group's Web site. A post spokesman confirmed the policy change Tuesday. It will start in June.

The next time a right winger tells you how much they value the troops, tell them about this.

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Comments (5)


...and if they'd announced that they were going to keep the individual ceremonies, you'd have bitched about the waste of time and money.

How about this: stop pretending you're concerned about memorial services for the troops, since all you can come up with is a "zinged you" post about something you'd never care about in the first place.

Paul Hamilton:

I don't get offended about much on these political boards, but one thing that does is people who act as if they know what I think.

So please don't tell me that I'm not concerned about the troops or that I don't care that we no longer even believe that they deserve individual memorial services.

Thank you.


Thanks for covering this as I also covered where I blog.

Awhile ago, I challenged my readers to go to every military funeral/memorial service within 100 miles.

It has been something I have been doing for some time. I travel alot for business and now have my Class A's with me in case I need to attend one while traveling.

It does not take long to attend and the families appreciate.

I seriously doubt if any of my readers have been to any services.

Checkout http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/fortlewis.asp for more accurate updated information.

Colleen Luck:

Let's not and use our American tax dollars for what their intended for, our Brave service men. And not for other weak countries who don't trust God on their dollar!!!! A WW11 Veterns daughter.


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