Tag: tours of duty

Sniper shot dead

I’m sure that there is something pithy that I should say, but I think that would be tasteless. The story speaks for itself. From BBC: Iraq veteran and ex-US Navy seal Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, has been shot dead on a Texas shooting range, reports say. His body was found at Rough Creek Lodge range on Saturday along with that of his neighbour, Chad Littlefield. Iraq war veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged with murdering both. Mr Kyle, 38, wrote the 2012 bestseller American Sniper, about the psychology of a sniper, in which

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2000 American Troops dead in Iraq

The grim news from Iraq that the 2000th soldier has died in Iraq really says it all. We are paying a terrible price for a war that seems to have no end in sight. From NYT: Sgt. Anthony G. Jones, fresh off the plane from Iraq and an impish grin on his face, sauntered unannounced into his wife’s hospital room in Georgia just hours after she had given birth to their second son. For two joyous weeks in May, Sergeant Jones cooed over their baby and showered attention on his wife. But he also took care of unfinished business, selling his

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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