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Old 04-27-2012, 12:32 AM
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Default Legless Iraq vet kills self; FBers get all sad about it

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Jonathan Bartlett, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee who was featured in numerous Virginian-Pilot stories as he recovered from his injuries, died Tuesday at his home in Chesapeake. He was 27.

Family members said he killed himself.

On Sept. 25, 2004, Bartlett was a 19-year-old Army infantryman at the wheel of a Humvee outside Fallujah when it hit a homemade bomb. He lost one leg in the blast; the other was amputated soon after.
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Suicide is preventable. We all play a potential roll in saving someone.

this is tragic beyond belief.

I wish I could hug each of these men and say You are loved and lovable.

find a veteran...listen to them... don't judge them... be their friend. Sounds overly simple but sometimes the simplest gestures have the most impact.
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He gave it seven years. You all think he was going to find the path to inner peace in year 8, or 15, or 30?

Maybe it wasn't just his legs. I figure most of these guys with blast injuries to the legs have probably lost most or all sexual function too. Not good for a 19-year-old who probably just learned to use it.

Why not get upset at the pointless war that cost this kid and many others so much?

Can you honestly say you wouldn't do the same thing? I can't.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:36 AM
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Don't disagree with your attitude, but you seem to spend a lot of time on facebook, given your relative disdain for everybody on facebook.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:41 AM
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Well Facebook disagrees with you because they send me emails saying, "Zakk, you have 173 notifications pending." So there.
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Lovely homage to the deceased
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:51 AM
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They should read Johnny Got His Gun.
Or watch the Metallica video.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:53 AM
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I prefer the anonymity of the AO to the lack of anonymity on Facebook.
I don't want my friends thinking I'm an Israel bashing Godless conspiracy theorist.
I don't really care what you guys think.
No offense.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:43 AM
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I prefer the anonymity of the AO to the lack of anonymity on Facebook.
I don't want my friends thinking I'm an Israel bashing Godless conspiracy theorist.
I don't really care what you guys think.
No offense.
But I thought you were my friend
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:55 AM
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you might as well add me if you spend this much time on facebook, since you already know I'm an Israel bashing Godless conspiracy theorist.
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