Sunday, August 21, 2005

Home boys

The fourth kid from my town died in Iraq this week. I went to school with their parents.

[. . .]

Ruiz, whose 11-month tour of duty was scheduled to end in September, was killed Monday when he was hit by small arms fire in Mosul. His family has made tentative plans for a wake and funeral near the Washington Heights home of his wife Alexa, but they have not scheduled a date yet.

Ruiz is one of 18 soldiers from Long Island who have been killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the fourth graduate of Brentwood High School [F-man's almer mater] to become a casualty.

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Murdering bastids.

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