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4 years 23 weeks ago, 12:20 AM

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Luke is not good!

OKay Luke is not so well all, they had an accident at their checkpoint . All he said to me was that there are 3 guys from his squad are in bad shape in the hospitial probably going to be put out. 2 others were killed. Luke has scrathes and minor burns they say he has a concussion. Please pray for my baby! This will be hard on him losing guys for him is worse than dying himself. I'm so nervous right now, I want him home here now. I'm sorry just thought I'd let you all know what has happend it happend late Friday our time which would be early Saturday his time. He says he is still going to Afghanistan on the 10th. I'm so worried I hate this part about all of this this this shit. I told him I would be posting this and he said that is fine it will be 2 to 3 weeks before he has the net. I hate crying at home by myself he is such an asshole! An asshole I really love but he is an ass. Sorry guys, he loves this place and you all and his country. Hope you all pray for him he will take this one bad he didn't sound good at all not like Luke. He went back to being the soldier again there just wasn't the emotion there. What can I do? Please help me on this please I will stay on here for awhile.

4 years 23 weeks ago, 12:38 AM

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Hang on kid... Im sure some of the guys will stay with ya tonight.. we have to drive to a doc appt. tomorrow am, and i have to get to bed.. Listen hon... He's ok, and he will be.. This is the reality of what guys like Luke are.. You need to just know you have quite a guy..and he's gona be ok.. Pray for him... You bet will pray for him, soon as i get off here he will be in my prayers hunter..

Tell our guy were with him in spirit...and you need to know will be with you to.. Laughing at your "he's such an asshole thing"... yep... but he's yours.. so just know that.. Luke pm'd me one time about how much you meant to him.. He's gona come back to ya Hunter..just hang in there... Your in our prayers to... talk to you tomorrow..

You've got 5 or 6 guys here with ya dear.. Stay strong..

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:02 AM

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Thank you so much thank all of you all. I still have a hard time with this all of it you know. And Luke is the furthest thing from an asshole, just I need him now when this has happend in the past like the thing in Iraq he went into this mode and it was scary very much so. Thank you for yor prayers and pray for his men he lost because I know that is bothering him most of all. He takes so much on himself and bottles it all up. He is just a hard hard man! I'm very scared for him right now he won't go into detail with me about it all just said that "shit went bad real fast, and I lost 5 good hard men." I just hate that our men and women all of them Legionnaires Marines Army Navy Air Force all of them have to live with this the rest of their lives it tears them uo inside and makes them not the same.

4 years 23 weeks ago, 12:53 AM

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Hunter

Luke's a soldier, that's why he takes it so hard when any of the men in his outfit are hurt or killed. It's quite natural. Maybe it's too fresh for him to give you details about what happened, and maybe he can't do so for security reasons. This is a hell of a thing to say to you, and probably hard for you to accept, but you're going to have to be comforted by the fact that physically he's pretty much OK. In his business, he'll just have to work out the mental stuff for himself and by himself. Sure you love him, and he knows that, and he loves you. It's just that professional soldiers are cut from different cloth than civilians.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:14 AM

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I know just I so much want to help him right now I want to hold him make his hurts better. He is all soldier and he loves it and I fear this will just drive him further into being a soldier. Your 100% correct the mental stuff is what gets to him and he does handle it very very well. I know he is okay because I heard his voice, but it wasn't him and it could have been because of his guys, but there was ice in it if that makes sense. He has turned mean again he was very short with me and I know he didn't mean it at all. Just how do I comfort him or reassure him? How do I make him see that there is a world of people out here that care? I want him to know I love him and his guys I have met quite a few of them and they are some great guys. He wouldn't give me any names just that I do know one of them and I pray it isn't who I think it may be. Because it would complely destroy him he lost his childhood bestfriend in Ramadi right in front of him and I don't know if he could cope with it again. All he said to me is "Soldiers die sometimes, it is what we do." that is exactly what he said word for word.

4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:11 AM

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hey hunter

hang in there, i hope luke is alright, it actually scared me deep inside when i heard about what happened because after i get my education, i plan on enlisting, but then again nothing wrong with being scared, it keeps ya sharp.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:27 AM

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Luke will tell you himself that scared is good sometimes. And as for enlisting he would shake your hand look you in the eye and tell you he's proud of you. Then he would want to take you to a strip club and drink beer with you. That is just his was, as for me I'm hanging tough. I have to be tough with my man in the Legion. I just worry and he does not get it at all, he just seems to never worry even underfire all his guys will tell you he is calm and cool and it seems to give them some sort of comfort. I just still find myself wondering all the time how someone so calm and soft spoken and gentle as Luke can have such a demon inside him? I think he enjoys the combat I know it don't bother him until later. I don't think I have ever seen him scared though I'm sure he has been, but he has seen alot he is only 26 and has already seen so much. I just wish I knew what he needed to make him feel like he has proven himself and can get out at the end of his contract.

4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:34 AM

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some people are just made that way, freedom isnt free afterall i guess, because we got men and women paying for it overseas, and i plan to be just like luke, but for now my parents offered me an education i cant refuse and it will help when i enlist and do the officer training program, luke is awesome i wanna be just like him.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:54 AM

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I speaking from me and trying to think of what Luke would say would say he would tell you to be you. I personally think you could not have chosen someone better to want to emulate. But I'm partial Luke is like ecaman said cut from a different cloth. He is through and through a soldier as for your education I can't say I blame you at all. Luke went to college for awhile got a lisence as a Paramedic probably something nobody knew. But he wasn't happy. I say you need to be you Luke would be so proud to hear that though that may break through his ice, but don't get your hopes up he don't get emotional and hug and stuff. Thank you for what you said about my guy though it is so sweet.

4 years 23 weeks ago, 3:26 AM

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he will be fine,your both covered,you must mean an awful lot to him as you were able to talk to him already after such a big thing happened,be glad about that,he's got a lot to do and so being "short" with you is just part of the mindset he's in,thats good,shows he is focused,it's a tough spot for you,be strong,sounds like you are some kinda strong already,you gotta have faith.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 8:40 AM

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Hang in there Hunter

I am sure that I speak for all of us when I say that we all have the
upmost respect for men like Luke who put themselves in harms
way, our prayers are with him and his comrades.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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Hunter

Please know that my prayers are for Luke and you now.
This may be of some comfort, It takes a hell of a man to switch on and off like Luke has this past week. That is what makes him a soldier. When he is home, he is what you want, when he is in battle mode, well, you might not recognize him. I know you already feel somewhat better today. Luke will "morph" when the adrenalin rush wears off. Keep the faith!

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

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I am quite familiar with traumatic events and how they affect everyone around the person(s) involved. Might I suggest that you use every available services to you in order to maintain as normal a life as you can right now. Chaplain, friends, professional counseling etc...all of it will help and please don't hold things in. He will deal with things his way and will talk about things when appropriate for him. The best thing you can do is make sure you are in as good a frame of mind as possible so when he needs to talk you will be ready and able to work with him to get through it!!! Good luck and stay in touch with us or whoever you feel most comfortable with.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 10:51 PM

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It's Hunter here, Luke flies to Afghanistan well he has left his time already. He called his mom and dad. Talked along long time with his old man(dad was a Ranger) I talked to him for a few minutes before he had to go. There was alot of yelling in french going on there. He is still not 100% but he won't leave his guys. His dad said he wrote letters to the families, one of the other guys involved passed away at the hospitial. His dad gave him some good advice I think, him and a couple guys he was in the Corps with are the only people he talks to about any of that. The things I deal with are the screams at night in his sleep the sweating until the bed is soaked, the waking up streaming tears. And when I ask him about any of it all he ever says to me either "I'm carrying some heavy baggage" or "There are alot of faces in there that don't stay put." Then he rolls over and pretends to sleep until I fall asleep. I don't know if he even knows he does it alot and so much more when he is drinking. But I have also never seen a man that laugh and smiles if he gets in a fist fight somewhere. Luke is addicted to combat, he does not know how to do anything else and refuses to learn. He says he figures as long as he is there guiding his young soldiers they wont go home in boxes. I have only had him talk to me one time about any of it. He talked about a young private in the Marines that was killed and all he could get out was that young boy of 18 went home in a box with a sticker on it that said "Members Missing". Do they really send our boys home with stickers that say things like that? I mean that is a horrible thing for the familes to have to witness!

4 years 23 weeks ago, 10:53 PM

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hey hunter

how are ya tonight.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 10:58 PM

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Hey guy I'm doing better I think, worried still about him and his thoughts

4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:01 PM

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yeah i dont blame ya

its nerve wrecking aint it, but im always thinking about luke and i hope he is ok.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:02 PM

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Thank you he does talk about you all alot he really is taken with you guys on here

4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:09 PM

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like i stated i am enlisting after my education and thats that, i have friends and family who support me and some who dont, i just wish i can be half the soldier luke is.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:15 PM

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raffy, i support your

raffy, i support your decision. I just wish there wasn't a need, you know what I mean right?

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:16 PM

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Luke is just who he is he a different kind of person. You will be a fine soldier I'm sure of it, Luke is like he is because that is all he ever wanted to be. He was a Paramedic for awhile after the Marines but that wasn't what he liked. It was good and all just he wasn't happy doing it. He is one tough son of a bitch I will say that he keeps his body in top shape and is always reading books and studying different things.

4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:33 PM

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yeah i understand

cant really call it a living if youre not happy, but yeah mike, i wish there was no need, id be there right now but im given a chance for college, and knowing my life, im glad i took it because my record shows i dont get second chances.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 11:37 PM

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I know if you were to join the Legion Luke would gladly take you under his wing and keep you safe. He will be so proud to read all you have said when he gets to.

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