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10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION |

August 27, 2008

10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION
Name: 1SGT Troy Steward
Posting date: 8/27/08
Returned from: Afghanistan
Milblog
: Bouhammer.com

This phenomenal video honors and pays tribute to CJTF-76, OEF VII. This was Third Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. The first third of the video is a tribute to all of the brigade and what they did. The last two-thirds is a tribute to all that were in the CTJF who fell in combat. Watch with pride and maybe a few tissues.


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I and my friends who were working as interpreter for CJTF-76 have witnessed the courage, bravery and selflessness of US armed forces; we saw how professionally they were performing their tasks and we knew how hard it was for them to be far from their beloved ones in a strange country, in a place which was too difficult to identify the enemy from ordinary and innocent people but they did their best what they were supposed to do. The people of America and the family of the fallen soldiers must be proud of their sons and daughters who served their country and finally proved their loyalty by their blood.

incredible images
a most moving piece

to see their faces

for all that you gave
thank you

Thank you for showing what words cannot express.

Thanks for all the people who have served. While watching this video I felt very emotional.

This video really struck a nerve. I am aware that many lives are lost over there but actually seeing the faces of the soldiers who may still be alive today if they hadn't sacrificed their lives for me makes it more realistic. It's not only their lives either. They all had families whose lives are forever changed as well. I want to thank everyone who has fought for our country. You really are heroes.

I don't have to say how sad this video was. It's so heartbreaking to see all the young men and know that each one was somebody's son, and see all the older men and know that they were someone's father and husband. My prayers for comfort and peace go out to all the families.
The person who put the video together is obviously a Lord of the Rings fan, because they used Annie Lennox's song from Return of the King. I liked that—the song was reflective and still hopeful.

This movie really helped me to see just a bit of what goes on over there. I know that it doesn’t show it all but it does help to put it into perspective.

grief for a fallen soldier is matched only by grief for civilian lives offered up as collateral damage.

however asking that one watch with pride is presumptuous. pride in what really? there is no pride in this for anyone.

Pictures really are worth a thousand words!! This is so moving, and means so much! Thank you to everyone of our soldiers' who is/has served to keep our country safe! Thank You!!

are these not pictures of a sorrowful job? of PTSD, pain, amputated limbs and executed souls? of lives already lost and more to come as death spreads its wings ever wider? aren't our thanks, our vociferous subscriptions to their heroism and our tears for their abruptly ended lives just so much meaningless self-assuagement? not a word here for their return and no prayers for the end to this madness.

are these not pictures of a sorrowful job? of PTSD, pain, amputated limbs and executed souls? of lives already lost and more to come as death spreads its wings ever wider? aren't our thanks, our vociferous subscriptions to their heroism and our tears for their abruptly ended lives just so much meaningless self-assuagement? not a word here for their return and no prayers for the end to this madness.

A tribute filled with grace... Oddly, I remembered JFK when I watched this... not his words but sadly another's: "We hardly knew ye, Johnny."

Thank you to the men and women who serve.

Thank you for posting this -- we, as a nation, should play it every day over the TV, or something similar, to remember and to give thanks to the servicemen and women and their families who have sacrified everything.
Thank you all.

I'm with Maureen D, America needs to see this daily. I hate the disconnect between our society and the reality of this war. My heartfelt thanks to each service member and their families who have sacrificed for this country.

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