RE: Airman shot in Germany-Letter from daughter in England AFB

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by royinidaho, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Hello all,

    I don't know if the news has reached home yet but we heard today on
    the radio that two US Airmen were killed in Frankford, Germany today.
    Several Airmen were on a bus or in a large van traveling and were
    attacked. As I was sitting in a Relief Society board meeting tonight,
    a sister there got a phone call from her husband who told her that
    they are from our base Lakenheath. No names had been released but her
    husband is in the Security Forces squadron and had just been told.
    Very sad. Hopefully they didn't have any children, especially middle
    school age. Otherwise it's going to be a sad day at work tomorrow. I
    haven't been there for something like that yet. Hope never to be.
    Thought you all might like to know.

    Being here has really opened our eyes to how wonderful our service
    men and women are. What their children go through each day knowing
    that, if their parents are deployed, they are in harms way. Moving all
    of the time and never having a "home town" to say they are from. Some
    of these kids have never even lived in the United States but they are
    Americans. They do have endless opportunities if they take advantage
    of them.

    Say a prayer for the families tonight.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I saw this on another fourm complete CRAP! We need to kill them allgun)
     

  3. royinidaho

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    [FONT=&quot]From my daughter:
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    RAF Feltwell, UK
    DSN: 226-7007
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    From: CIV, OSD/DoDEA-Europe
    Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:02 AM
    To: #Isles DSO All Users; #Isles Asst. Principals; #Isles Principals; #Isles Secretaries; #Isles Registrars
    Subject: ~~ Frankfurt Airport Incident ~~
    Importance: High



    All –

    In response to the tragic events yesterday at the Frankfurt International Airport, please ensure school staffs are made aware, particularly anyone traveling in the near future.


    As always, remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times. Utilize Level I AT training, take the necessary precautions, and report suspicious activity to military police or local law enforcement.




    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE

    Two Airmen were killed and two were wounded during a shooting incident on March 2 around 3:20 p.m. at Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2.
    German Polizei, military police and FBI have full control of the scene. German authorities have the shooter in custody.

    All personnel are advised to be highly vigilant and inconspicuous when traveling.
    Unless on official business requiring the wearing of uniform, military personnel (ROTC) should not be in uniform at airports or other forms of public transportation.

    Washington Post
    2 U.S. airmen killed, 2 hurt in shooting near Frankfurt airport
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  4. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Roy,

    Saw this one yesterday, and I'm still waiting for our fearless leader to actually use the dreaded "Jihadi" or "Islamist" words. To hear most of the reports I've seen so far, they have no idea why he did this, and seem to thuink it was a completely random and senseless attack by a deranged individual. In other words, following their standard template for "man made disasters." I'm sure the fact that his own family say he's a devout Muslim, that he specifically targeted military personnel and was shouting "Allauha Ahkbar" as he did the shooting was probably just a coincidence. Just like Major Hasan in Ft. Hood.

    I'll be in Franfurt next week and then on to Nuremburg fro the IWA show. Can bet I'll be keeping my eyes open and watchin' my back while I'm there, too.
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Kevin,

    Attempt to not look american........:rolleyes:
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Kevin

    I can go with you as a body guard.
     
  7. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I'm on to you; you just wanna ogle all the hot Eurobabes modeling the products.

    Can't blame you. One of the highlights of the trip.:)
     
  8. Kevin Thomas

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    No problem, Roy. I'll affect a British accent and ask for my beer to be served warm.:D
     
  9. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Kevin,

    .....dont forget the pics .......of the Eurobabes, that is.