BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-21-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
Couch
Colonel
Couch's Avatar
41
Rep
2,903
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Couch
Unhappy Lost a childhood friend in Iraq

Yesterday I learned that a child hood friend lost his life in Iraq. He was only there for 3 weeks.

Just want to say thank you all who were or are currently enlisted.

I don't want this thread to turn into pro vs anti war. That's not what it's about, so if you don't have anything positive to say ignore the thread. This thread is to remember the fallen and those continually serving our Country.

Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 10:25 AM   #2
Marven
First Lieutenant
Canada
9
Rep
349
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 E90 Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: TeeDot!

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Sorry to hear..my condolances..
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 10:33 AM   #3
Perpetrator
Lieutenant
Perpetrator's Avatar
South Korea
6
Rep
407
Posts

 
Drives: E90 330i
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fullerton, CA

iTrader: (4)

Sorry to hear your loss. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

It's people like him that allows us to live our lives in comfortable ignorance. You were fortunate to have known him.
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
TurboFan
Ski bum
TurboFan's Avatar
94
Rep
6,207
Posts

 
Drives: sideways
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knee deep in the pow

iTrader: (8)

Quote:
"We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. .........You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. ...And [their] existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post."
Truer words were never spoken.

You don't have to agree with the war to appreciate what our men and women in uniform have provided to this country. My grandfather marched with Patton's army through Europe, and some days I wish I would have served my country in a similar way. I say thank you to every soldier I can, and I'm always happy to buy them a beer. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but I am thankful for the job he did.
__________________

1999 e46 328i Ti Silver / Black[retired]
2007 e90 335xi Jet Black / Black[retired]
2011 e70 X5 35d Vermillion Red / Cinnamon
2011 e92 M3 LeMans / Fox Red extended
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 12:25 PM   #5
Slke46
Captain
10
Rep
953
Posts

 
Drives: E90 Sedan
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto Canada

iTrader: (4)

Wish his family my condolences especially during this time of year... its always sad to hear someone has lost their life trying to do something they believe in...
__________________
01 540I - M-sport Premium Package ~ 19' HP Evo Staggerrred ~
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 01:47 PM   #6
ArmyBimmerDude
Major General
ArmyBimmerDude's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
5,504
Posts

 
Drives: Lola
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to ArmyBimmerDude Send a message via Yahoo to ArmyBimmerDude
My condolences for him and his family. It's happened so many times that a lot of people dont take notice of someone dying over there which is sad. Never forget.
__________________
2007 E92 Montego Blue 335i
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
///Matt
United States Marine
///Matt's Avatar
United_States
70
Rep
2,749
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ///Matt
My heart and prayers are with him and his family.
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 02:42 PM   #8
335i4u2nv
Colonel
335i4u2nv's Avatar
30
Rep
2,760
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e9O sL0w
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: im right behind u

iTrader: (0)

RIP to ur friend and im very very sorry for ur lose. God Bless him and his family and friends.

Merry Christmas...
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 02:45 PM   #9
OC 335i
General
OC 335i's Avatar
United_States
253
Rep
18,119
Posts

 
Drives: AW 335D E90
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irvine/Aliso Viejo, CA

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to OC 335i Send a message via MSN to OC 335i
RIP. Condolences. I hope you and his family are holding up.
__________________

Current: 2010 Alpine White 335D LCI l 19" BBS LMs l KW V2 Coilovers l BMW Performance Grilles l MSport Front/Rear l Karbonwerke Trunk l F1 Pinnacle Tint 35% Former: E92 Space Grey 335i Latest pics
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 03:37 PM   #10
Couch
Colonel
Couch's Avatar
41
Rep
2,903
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Couch
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurboFan View Post
Truer words were never spoken.

You don't have to agree with the war to appreciate what our men and women in uniform have provided to this country. My grandfather marched with Patton's army through Europe, and some days I wish I would have served my country in a similar way. I say thank you to every soldier I can, and I'm always happy to buy them a beer. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but I am thankful for the job he did.
Where did you find that quote from? It's really good.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slke46 View Post
Wish his family my condolences especially during this time of year... its always sad to hear someone has lost their life trying to do something they believe in...
He certainly did believe in what he was doing, where he was going, and what he was getting in to.

I've been told that he argued for months with his mom about going. She didn't want him to, he said he had to go. Unfortunately I can't remember the exact moment I saw him last. I do remember him being very sure of making a life long career in the military.

When I called my friend, whose family is very close with theirs, he said his mom saw two soldier silhouettes at the front door. She thought Jeremy was home to surprise her. When she opened the door she knew something was wrong.

It's funny what memories pop back into your head when things like this happen.

Thank you for your kind thoughts and words. Everyone have a great weekend.
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 05:49 PM   #11
TurboFan
Ski bum
TurboFan's Avatar
94
Rep
6,207
Posts

 
Drives: sideways
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knee deep in the pow

iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Couch View Post
Where did you find that quote from? It's really good.

Paraphrased from "A Few Good Men". He never said it, but I can envision those words coming from my grandfathers mouth.
__________________

1999 e46 328i Ti Silver / Black[retired]
2007 e90 335xi Jet Black / Black[retired]
2011 e70 X5 35d Vermillion Red / Cinnamon
2011 e92 M3 LeMans / Fox Red extended
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 05:52 PM   #12
TurboFan
Ski bum
TurboFan's Avatar
94
Rep
6,207
Posts

 
Drives: sideways
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knee deep in the pow

iTrader: (8)

I think I need to watch that movie tonight. One of my favorites.
__________________

1999 e46 328i Ti Silver / Black[retired]
2007 e90 335xi Jet Black / Black[retired]
2011 e70 X5 35d Vermillion Red / Cinnamon
2011 e92 M3 LeMans / Fox Red extended
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 06:31 PM   #13
RokX
'07 E92 335i SOLD
RokX's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
452
Posts

 
Drives: '08 Jeep SRT8, SC'd '06 GTO
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Denver CO

iTrader: (0)

My condolences, sadly I know how you feel all too well. My old squad leader and good friend, (in afghanistan 2005, he ran out to get me to safety after I was severely wounded, himself also wounded) was killed in afghanistan a few months ago. Nothing can be said that will replace the loss of a friend or loved one. But I focus on the great times we had together and cherish them. I don't know how to explain it, but I never felt he was truly gone. I could feel his presence as if he was watching over me. Call me crazy but thats how I felt.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 07:03 PM   #14
flush01
Major
19
Rep
1,420
Posts

 
Drives: 33m@%#ing5
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: toronto

iTrader: (0)

rip my condolances man, I can't imagine what it did to his family, they have to stay strong
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 07:15 PM   #15
Couch
Colonel
Couch's Avatar
41
Rep
2,903
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Couch
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurboFan View Post
Paraphrased from "A Few Good Men". He never said it, but I can envision those words coming from my grandfathers mouth.
Awesome man, thanks. Been a long while since I've seen that movie.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RokX View Post
My condolences, sadly I know how you feel all too well. My old squad leader and good friend, (in afghanistan 2005, he ran out to get me to safety after I was severely wounded, himself also wounded) was killed in afghanistan a few months ago. Nothing can be said that will replace the loss of a friend or loved one. But I focus on the great times we had together and cherish them. I don't know how to explain it, but I never felt he was truly gone. I could feel his presence as if he was watching over me. Call me crazy but thats how I felt.
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm also sorry to hear you were wounded. Glad you able to make it home alive.

I know exactly what you mean. I've experienced more deaths in my 26 years than most do in a 100. Honestly, I'm almost numb when I hear about someone passing away that I knew. But when I hear it happen to someone I grew up with, a friend, it's painful. It's all that was on my mind since I went to bed last night.

Thank you for you service.
Appreciate 0
      12-21-2007, 08:14 PM   #16
audiprotein
Lieutenant
audiprotein's Avatar
7
Rep
439
Posts

 
Drives: Audi a4
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicago Burbsss

iTrader: (0)

R.I.P.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST