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WAR - Update: 8-6-05 My Heart Stopped on Sunday UPDATE
By Karen Gallo Dunn
Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Last edited: Saturday, August 05, 2006
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8-6-5: My son has returned from Afghanistan safely. Thank You God!

Pray for those in the line of slaughter dealing with the savages of Iran
GB has pissed off the God Allah! ooo!
America America God Shed his Grace on Thee!

Poor England - suffering now from joining into our BUSHWACKING.

Who could destroy a Nation -- free the uncivilized - Remove their leader and make the US believe that Bin Laden is not the REAL problem. BOZO BUSH

7-15-04: Son's Unit to return to Afghanistan for another year!FOR WHAT?

UPDATE: My son returned home safe from Iraq 1-30-04! But he may go back! Pray for our soldiers!

SUNDAY - November 2, 2003
Two chinooks went down this morning. Was my son on one of them? It was awful, hearing that Army soldiers died aboard the helicopter tradegy and I'm going nuts wondering if my son is okay. I know the same thoughts were going through every military family -- we are worrying all the time about our loved ones overseas.

My Heart Stopped on Sunday

Sunday 11-2-03

My son is a soldier who pilots a Chinook helicopter in Iraq. My heart stopped on Sunday!

I drove to Orlando on Saturday night for a business appointment the next day. On Sunday morning, as I awoke in the hotel room -- the TV was broadcasting live news about the latest tragedy from Iraq. Two Chinook helicopters were shot down. Sixteen dead.......... oh NO! My heart stopped on Sunday!

Was my son one of them? I did not know what to think -- there was nothing I could do to find out any information until I got home. My brain was thinking overtime and the hot flashes were now on a consistent schedule. Was it my boy? I just may be the next poor mother who would have to face the tragic death of her soldier boy. My heart stopped on Sunday!

Of course, I cannot repeat my thoughts of the Prez and his policies or crimes against our nation. Bush/man who has led our children to slaughter. America's best men and women up against savages that have no regard for human life or dignity and absolutely no conscience or knowledge of good or evil. My Heart Pounded on Sunday

Then I started to visualize the scene: The army would send their grim reaper to my door and tell me personally my son was killed in the line of duty in Iraq. My heart stopped on Sunday!

Then another mind spin -- my daughter in law would probably call to let me know if everything was OK, however, I was NOT home. I did not have the phone number to call her. My husband was out golfing. No one was home. Needless to say this was the longest day of my life. Fear of not wanting to really know BUT needing to know -- how could I handle the loss of my son? My heart stopped on Sunday!

The business appointment was at 1 PM. The meeting was a haze. My concentration was in Iraq -visualizing the tragedy that had just occurred as well as the daily massacres. Praying hard for my son to be alive. My heart stopped on Sunday!

Many scenarios jumbled in my mind -- a mothers mind! Imagining the fear of loosing my son. Thoughts of his birth, childhood, teenage antics, etc. were streaming through my mind. My heart stopped on Sunday!

Who could vote for Bush. Who believes this war is justified. Who believes our brave troops should sit like ducks in a row to be blown apart at any minute -- at any time of the day or night? Of course, I am emotionally involved, however, I think a paradigm shift across the board is objective, necessary, logical, mandatory and a new Commander and Chief is the only answer. My heart Pounded on Sunday!

I visualized my two grandchildren without a daddy and their mother without a husband and me, well, a scar across my heart --forever a void. I think of the war and the slaughter of innocent, intelligent armed forces, our children amongst the savages of Iraq. My nerves shatter.

The situation in the world today has my mind boggled. $87 B for Iraq??? We in America are living like a 3rd world country -- homeland security is a myth, electricity outages, fires out of control, California burning down -- disastrous flooding, starving seniors without appropriate medical support; uneducated Black Americans, American Indians still on the war path. America is still shattered and stymied over 9-11-01. Foreign infestation - cells of alQuaida in our neighborhoods; where is Bin Laden? where is Sadaam Hueissen? Who is getting richer? Just who is to blame?

Sending our money to Iraq -- a foreign country with underground raging -- ungrateful savages who hate our guts and want us out of their space. Sending our money to repair the damages of Bush's Bombardment is insane.

Insane = doing the same thing over and over and getting the same results.

Is this worse than Vietnam? Are there really weapons of mass destruction? My heart stopped on Sunday!

Approximately 4 PM, I arrived at home. Far beyond exhaustion, I sent an e-mail to the daughter-in-law. My heart pounded on Sunday

She wrote back --- I opened the e-mail MY SON WAS OK. --- R E L I E F and tears of joy. She also said that he usually flew on Sunday, however, this Sunday he did not. But, my heart stopped on Sunday!

I pray I can hold back my fear and operate as usual until next February when he returns from active duty. Unless you have walked in these shoes before, you can only imagine how mothers, fathers, family, wives, children feel -- when any day they may get a visitor at the door announcing....
We have some sad news Mr., Mrs., .......Mom, Dad, Wife, Daughter, Son

Please support our troops - pray for America


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
What a horrible time you went through in you mind til you knew he was home and safe. I would not have liked to be in your shoes. I have noone in the war, and am glad. I sympathize with you and how you feel though. I feel the same way, war is useless and as for weapons of mass destruction? I hardly believe it yet. War is a mess and a disgrace in my mind. I yourn for peace and soon.
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Thank heavens your son is o.k, and yes Ms. Smith is a bozo for not realizing America is free so we can each have our 'own opinions'. To think that we don't have a right to our own opinions is to sadly join all the other 'fanatics' in the world. I respect you for bravely sharing yours...
Reviewed by SUSAN WINTERS (Reader)

Reviewed by miranda smith (Reader)
oh boo hoo, how selfish of you. your son did not have to enlist. There are many proud soldiers there. Afghanistan is a free nation where women now have rights and people can rule themselves, rather than by a hateful Taliban.

lead our kids to slaughter. who writes your trite trash?

i voted for bush and am proud of it.

your facts are distorted and you sound like a mind numb leftist.

fine, ahte the president, yeah clinton was sure betetr. how many women in his party accsued him of rape? didnt he kill innocent people in africa to cover up monika news?

didnt he burn kids at waco to a crisp?

like another writer on authors den said

I don't beat around theBush, I vote for them.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Yes, those of us who don't know of the fear can only imagine what it must be like. Thank all of Creation your son is well and back home safely.

Reviewed by Robin Spicer
I have seen many conflicts in my lifetime. Hungary, Ireland, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam to name a few. I know the fear and the anger. The pain of losing a loved one. Whereas the current US administration has not learned from Vietnam, That ideals cannot win against ideology. Let not the public forget the fate of the Asian Veteran, where they blamed the soldier instead of the Politician, this time we should give all of our support to the fighting men and women who have answered their country's call, that they shall never know the isolation experienced by other Veterans.
I stretch my hand out to all who suffer as you do and pray for peace.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Your Son and all the troops remain in my prayers...
God Bless
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

my heart stopped as i read this compelling write--i was drawn in and could feel the terror you must have felt

thank GOD your son's okay--powerful, dramatic telling

(((HUGS))) and love to you and your son (give him a (((HUG))) from me, an ex-air force medic),

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
praise GOD your son is okay; what a Miracle and an answer to prayer! I pray he gets home safely; you are in my prayers, and so is your son (and ALL our military men and women!). Good write; well done! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :) Believe you ME, Karen, I AM praying for America, I pray for her DAILY!

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