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    I saw that in the newspaper, poor guy.
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    I'm going to sound like a ******** but I'm surprised many of your TSR'ers cried when you read the letter. It didnt phase me at all.
    I do give my thoughts out to families who have lost their loved ones in the war. But sometimes I think about the chavs who used to break windows and cause violence in an area I used to live in, and then they decided to go to the army because they had nothing better to do and... arghhh!!! I'm not going to finish of this sentence....

    Off course I really do respect the people who do go into the army and are decent people (like my friend who used to sit next to me in chemistry gcse is training to get into the army)
    Massive generalisation which has crept it's way into our society: though these soldiers may not be university material (or simply not willing to put effort in to achieve such potential), people assume they're wasters.

    You have to think of the service, or parts of it at least, in way of "why would someone so capable of doing academia join to do this?" And it may well be a case of not having many other options; this, however, isn't a reason good enough for them to be *allowed* to serve.

    My brother was in the Army and it's fair to say (indeed by his own volition) that he didn't inherit the clever side of the families myrrh, but it's also fair to say that he was a lot more courageous than I am, in the Royal Navy. It's this fact which is overlooked. People look down (I'm not at all accusing yourself btw) on these people for not being as well educated; yet they forget about how brave these people are, in the face of adversity - a fine, fine trait in itself.

    I choked up a bit while reading Cyrus' letters, a truly brave young man, doing an incredibly difficult job, which even as a member of the Armed Forces, I'd be hard pushed to say I'd be capable of doing. For this, my hat is off to him; and my thoughts are with him and his family - they (as do every other member of the services lost) have something to be incredibly proud of in him.

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    I am currently listening to a recording of a radio interview with this great lads Mother.
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    i cried my eyes out, rip.
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    RIP a great loss god bless
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    (Original post by Terryw)
    I am currently listening to a recording of a radio interview with this great lads Mother.
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    'kin 'ell, now it really is getting dusty in here

    What a strong, eloquent woman. Hats off, big time.
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    i cried loads, i never ever cry..ever..and i did!

    *sniff*
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    (Original post by FiveFiveSix)
    'kin 'ell, now it really is getting dusty in here

    What a strong, eloquent woman. Hats off, big time.
    Indeed, only God knows how she managed to keep strong.
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    Awww man that's so sad! Even I'm tearful now, and I don't do crying! War is awful, but at least he died doing something he loved, which I think is the best way to go..
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    That made me cry too =[ He died brave, fighting in a war but what a waste of a life aye? What exactly is this war for? What are our soldiers dying for? Its ridiculous, we send them out to fight for nothing, with hardly anything to protect them. We might as well be killing them ourselves. RIP
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    I think I'll have to finish that when I get home from work. Far too big a lump in my throat after only a few lines to continue at work.
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    How sad RIP
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    I actually managed it at work. Proper sad. At least he died doing what he wanted to do though. Most don't. RIP fella.
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    BBC News interview with parents:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8160540.stm
 
 
 
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