May 3, 2007

My brother was killed in Iraq today.

Copyright 2007, Laura Linger


  1. Deepest sympathies. Words are so inadequate at this time.


  2. Anonymous03 May, 2007

    This is the saddest possible news.

  3. Deepest condolences to you and your family. Peace be with you in your time of loss.

  4. Anonymous03 May, 2007

    May he rest in perfect peace.

  5. Anonymous03 May, 2007

    Laura that is dreadful news, my heart goes out to you & your family.

  6. Laura, my great sympathy to yourself and your family. A terrible waste, for a terrible war. Big hug to you and yours.

  7. Laura, I am so sorry. xx

  8. i cannot tell you how sorry i am that this catastrophe has occurred. damn this war and the murderous bastards who insist upon it.

  9. My deepest condolences Laura. Fuck George Bush and his war.

  10. Anonymous03 May, 2007

    My heart goes out to you

  11. My friend just sent me the link to your post. My heart breaks for your brother's lost life and for you and your family.

    I hate George Bush, Dick Cheney and their c**k-sucking cronies who are profiting from this war. And they said it was ok to hate this week, right?

    Bring our troops home!!! NOW!!

  12. Anonymous03 May, 2007

    My heart goes out to you and to your family. I too lost my brother in violence, and it is one of the hardest things Ive ever gone thru in my life.

    Please know that so many of us are so very sorry for your pain.

  13. Laura, I was very sorry to hear about your loss on AMAL today. There is just nothing good about this war, and so many terrible things.

    As Sam says, fuck George Bush and his fucking war.

  14. Tiny from Australia03 May, 2007

    I don't know what to say. I'm sorry and I wish things like this didn't happen.
    my condolences.

  15. Anonymous03 May, 2007

    best wishes to you and your family, may you discover your strength and courage in your loss.

  16. Wynne from Hobart03 May, 2007

    Laura, I was so sad to hear this terrible news on AMAL. My kindest thoughts are with you and your family.

  17. Laura, I'm so so sorry to hear this. You're in my thoughts.


  18. I am SO sorry! My condolences go out to you and everyone else who loved Andy.

  19. FUCK

    Laura and I just read this right now. We're both in tears for you, and we can't even begin to imagine what you're going through...

    I'm going to try and call you later on, okay... I know you're probably not reading this right now, but if you need absolutely anything AT ALL, or if there's anything I can do for you in Lafayette, call me. If you need my cell phone #, drop me a quick line over at Hotmail.

    We are so, so sorry for this, and we're just sick about it.

    I will get ahold of you as soon as I can.

    Fuck. I don't have the words, my dear friend, I simply don't have the words.....

  20. sickening... sad... what more can I say?

  21. Anonymous04 May, 2007

    In memory of those who have fallen, words from another war:

    "We have shared the incommunicable experience of war; we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youths, our hearts were touched with fire."
    ---Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "Who knows but it may be given to us, after this life, to meet again in the old quarters, to play chess and draughts, to get up soon to answer the morning roll call, to fall in at the tap of the drum for drill and dress parade, and again to hastily don our war gear while the monotonous patter of the long roll summons to battle?"

    "Who knows but again the old flags, ragged and torn, snapping in the wind, may face each other and flutter, pursuing and pursued, while the cries of victory fill a summer day?"

    "And after the battle, then the slain and wounded will arise, and all will meet together under the two flags, all sound and well, and there will be talking and laughter and cheers, and all will say: Did it not seem real? Was it not as in the old days?"

    ---Confederate Veteran Berry Benson, 1880s

  22. Anonymous04 May, 2007

    Peace to you. Stay strong for the sake of his memory, and may your memories of him comfort you

  23. Laura,

    I'm so sorry to hear of your brother Andy's death. I hope something good eventually comes as a small consolation for your family and those of others who have died in this senseless exercise.


  24. Anonymous04 May, 2007

    He looks like a fine young man. My condolences.

  25. Pinky T, Melbourne04 May, 2007

    Dear Laura

    I was really saddened to hear this news of your brother.

    May your loved ones help give you the strength to keep going and cherish Andy's memory.

    Thank you for being a voice for peace.


  26. Anonymous05 May, 2007

    May your love for each other console you as you grieve; may the love and concern of others strengthen you.

  27. Anonymous05 May, 2007

    I am so sorry.
    Lafayette, Indiana, was my hometown. Good, good people there.
    I am so sorry.

  28. Anonymous08 May, 2007

    I don't know you. You don't know me.

    I'm sorry that your brother has passed away.

    May peace be with you and your family.

    Fuck George Bush and his filthy greed.