Monday, August 25, 2008

Fox Reporter Bashes Guam at Democrat Convention

"Rhode Island way up in the nose bleed section and Guam is now here what is up with that- They are Not Even a A State!! "

Or something to that effect. It gets my on nerves when the media sort is snobby toward US Territories that are pretty patriotic folks and also U.S. Citizens

I suspect these reporters have never been to places like Guam or seen out important military bases there.

This is just sort of a pet peeve of mine and I guess it is because I got family in the Air Force that served there

For the record
GUAM LOSES ANOTHER SOLDIER TO FOREIGN WARVictim, 25, killed by bomb in Afghanistan
By William B. Martin Jr. HAGATNA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, August 11, 2008) –

A 25-year-old son of Guam was killed in Afghanistan recently, bringing the island's casualties to five this year.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony "Tony" Carbullido, who was a Navy hospital corpsman, is the 29th death from the region since the War on Terror began in 2001.

Carbullido was married to Summer Carbullido, who lives in the couple's home in Chicago. The couple have no children.

Carbullido's father, Anthony Carbullido, said the family was notified early yesterday morning.
Carbullido's father said he was told by a Navy chaplain that an improvised explosive device was involved in his son's death. He said he couldn't recall the exact date the incident happened.
Carbullido was on his second tour of duty. He had previously been deployed to Iraq.
Kevin Diego, a friend to the sailor, said he will always remember Carbullido's upbeat demeanor, especially at social functions.

"Tony is the kind of guy that never had a bad day," he said. "Not a care in the world. Everyone has their ups and downs; Tony's were almost always up."

More than 4,100 U.S. service members have been killed since 2001.

Lt. Donnell Evans, public affairs director for Naval Forces Marianas, yesterday said he couldn't release any information until 24 hours after the family has been notified, in accordance with Navy policy. Evans said information will be released today.

The sailor was last in Guam -- where he was born and raised -- in March, his father said.
Mass said

A special Mass was said for the fallen son of Guam last night at Mount Carmel Church in Agat. Services will be announced later, according to the family.

There were 10 regional casualties -- five from Guam -- last year. To date, 17 sons of Guam have died in the War on Terror -- the highest number of casualties from the region. All deaths this year have been from Guam.
Pacific Daily News:
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Needless to say I will not go through the detailed sacrifice these people have gone through since WWII.

Ok there is my pet peeve :) On with what has been sort of a very boring first night for a Dem Convention

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