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Soldier Saddened By News of V.I. Iraq Casualty

Dear Source,
Hello and greetings to my beautiful Virgin Islands. I am a soldier stationed in Iraq as well. I often check Internet sources to view the birthplaces of the fallen soldiers. I look specifically for any soldiers from home, U.S.V.I. As I viewed the Source today, I was deeply saddened by the news of Army Staff Sgt. Kendall Thomas. (See Death of V.I. Soldier in Iraq Accident Reported and Community, Family Remember Iraq Casualty.)
I do not know him, but he was a comrade in combat. My condolences to his family and all the people of the Virgin Islands. I ask that God continue to bless the rest of us here and that the family of SSG Thomas can understand he did not die in vain. We will continue the fight to ensure his life is remembered as he would want it. Hold it together for us, thanks!
U.S. Army Specialist Travis Williams
Virgin Islander on duty in Iraq

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Dear Source,
Hello and greetings to my beautiful Virgin Islands. I am a soldier stationed in Iraq as well. I often check Internet sources to view the birthplaces of the fallen soldiers. I look specifically for any soldiers from home, U.S.V.I. As I viewed the Source today, I was deeply saddened by the news of Army Staff Sgt. Kendall Thomas. (See Death of V.I. Soldier in Iraq Accident Reported and Community, Family Remember Iraq Casualty.)
I do not know him, but he was a comrade in combat. My condolences to his family and all the people of the Virgin Islands. I ask that God continue to bless the rest of us here and that the family of SSG Thomas can understand he did not die in vain. We will continue the fight to ensure his life is remembered as he would want it. Hold it together for us, thanks!
U.S. Army Specialist Travis Williams
Virgin Islander on duty in Iraq

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Croix Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.