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Army Ranger Dies During 5th Combat Tour; Media Covers Skydiving

Via AP:
The Defense Department says an Army Ranger from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was shot to death in a firefight Friday in Afghanistan. The 26-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., Sgt. Thomas MacPherson, was deployed with the 75th Ranger Regiment. The News Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/TT42Jg) he was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan and had deployed once to Iraq. He’s the 28th Lewis-McChord soldier to die this year in Afghanistan. . .

The real heroes get blurbs by the AP while attention whores get all the ink. Some moron jumping out of a balloon which was really just a commercial for "Red Bull" is not what a country facing an economic crisis and a military failure in Afghanistan should be paying attention to. - Greg Pollowitz


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