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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:40 PM

I just heard that a friend of mine, an Airman I deployed to Afghanistan with back in 02

Swallowed a bullet last night.

He's the 3rd friend of mine from that Squadron to commit suicide.

Fuck, this shit is tearing a hole in me.

Sleep quietly Wes. Be pain free...

I wish you'd have fucking called me, but I am dying inside wishing I had called you...

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Reply I just heard that a friend of mine, an Airman I deployed to Afghanistan with back in 02 (Original post)
The Polack MSgt Apr 2021 OP
alwaysinasnit Apr 2021 #1
secondwind Apr 2021 #2
Docreed2003 Apr 2021 #3
blm Apr 2021 #4
Scrivener7 Apr 2021 #5
ColinC Apr 2021 #6
CentralMass Apr 2021 #7
babylonsister Apr 2021 #8
Tanuki Apr 2021 #9
Diamond_Dog Apr 2021 #10
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AwakeAtLast Apr 2021 #11
NoMoreRepugs Apr 2021 #12
niyad Apr 2021 #13
MiHale Apr 2021 #14
NHvet Apr 2021 #15
markie Apr 2021 #16
Gore1FL Apr 2021 #17
wnylib Apr 2021 #18
sdfernando Apr 2021 #19
TomSlick Apr 2021 #20
Ilsa Apr 2021 #21
irisblue Apr 2021 #22
Karadeniz Apr 2021 #23
MLAA Apr 2021 #24
FuzzyRabbit Apr 2021 #25
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #26
Mr. Scorpio Apr 2021 #27
IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 2021 #28
Martin Eden Apr 2021 #29
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #33
Martin Eden Apr 2021 #35
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #36
UpInArms Apr 2021 #30
DashOneBravo Apr 2021 #31
The Polack MSgt Apr 2021 #32
Maraya1969 Apr 2021 #34
MarineCombatEngineer Apr 2021 #37


Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:43 PM

2. This is very saddening... am wondering if the pandemic only made things worse for him..


May he Rest In Peace.....

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:46 PM

3. ...

Damn. I'm truly sorry for your loss, bro. We're here for you if there's anything at all we can do to help.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:47 PM

4. ((TPM))

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:53 PM

5. I'm so sorry.

There are no words.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:01 PM

6. I had a battle buddy kill himself right out of basic training

I'm really sorry for your loss....

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:07 PM

7. Sorry for your loss. Suicide is a terrible thing.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:14 PM

8. So very sad; my condolences to you and his family. nt

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:25 PM

9. I am so sorry for you and all those who loved Wes, and for the pain

he must have been feeling.


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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:26 PM

10. I am so sorry, Sarge.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:55 PM

11. .



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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:57 PM

12. Hang in there MSgt.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:58 PM

13. May he be at peace. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:05 PM

14. ...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:08 PM

15. So sorry for your loss...

Those of us that have lost someone like this know there are no words, nothing that can fill the loss....

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:13 PM

16. I am truly sorry

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:16 PM

17. I am sorry for your loss. nt

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:20 PM

18. I lost a close relative the same way.

I blamed myself for not calling, for not doing more. Sometimes it is just beyond our control. I spoke with a counselor who said that friends and relatives often feel responsible. There are support groups for the friends and relatives of suicides. They might not be meeting in person these days, but you can probably find a group online. It helps to share your loss with people who have been through it.

So sorry that you have lost him and others. Wishing you consolation and help with coping and healing.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:45 PM

19. Oh jeez!... I'm so so sorry man.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:47 PM

20. I'm so sorry MSgt.

I have no words of wisdom other than your friends on DU are here if we can help.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:20 PM

21. I'm so sorry.

Please consider speaking to a specialist or counselor about this.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:29 PM

22. 🕯️

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:31 PM

23. Given the effects of warfare, I'd have a really difficult time sending people to a war zone. Re:

Your friend's suicide, hindsight is perfect. After all these years, who would have suspected that he was on the brink. Please don't be so hard on yourself.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:35 PM

24. Thinking of you and many Wes Rest In Peace.

💕💕💕💕

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:39 PM

25. So sad, sorry for your loss of your friend.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:09 PM

26. I'm so sorry.

I wish there was something I could say that would help.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:29 AM

27. Jeezus, man

Iím so sorry.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:57 AM

28. Sorry for your loss...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:02 AM

29. Before we ask our citizens in uniform to put their lives on the line ...

... it is the sacred duty of our government and the voting public to make damn sure the military action is justified, clearly defined, and fully supported with a plan to succeed.

We may have been justified in going after al Qaeda in Afghanistan but a two decade occupation with no chance of ensuring a stable democracy is a waste of blood & treasure, and the rationale for invading Iraq was built on a foundation of lies.

GW Bush and his cohorts have lives of privilege and luxury while those who carried out their mendacious agenda came back wounded in body and mind, or not at all.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #29)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:14 PM

33. I can't remember who said this, but I find it to be a great perspective.

Any country that doesn't take care of its veterans has no business making more of them.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #33)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:34 PM

35. Especially not ...

... the "greatest" country on earth.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #35)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:11 PM

36. Yeah, it does tug the exceptionalism downward a tad, doesn't it?

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:47 AM

30. I am so sorry





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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:39 PM

31. I'm sorry Top.

Try not to beat yourself up over this. I know thatís impossible.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:06 PM

32. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts, sorry for the radio silence up to now

I had to stay away from this thread while I was teleworking - can't risk weeping in Zoom meetings.

This hit me... I'm gonna need time to process it.

Call your squad mates, shipmates, battle buddies - call your friends people.

I hadn't spoke to Wes in 2 years and it's killing me

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:42 PM

34. I am so sorry. Please know you didn't cause this.

The war caused it.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:17 PM

37. So sorry for your loss,

I know how you feel, I've lost a few buddies I served with in Vietnam to suicide.

RIP Wes.

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