Rest in peace, Kristian Menchaca.
Christina Menchaca, 18, center, joins other family members in placing roses on the casket of her husband, Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, at his funeral in Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. (AP)
Sgt. Daniel Zapata, left, wipes away tears during the funeral service for Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca in Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, was one of two 101st Airborne Division soldiers whose booby-trapped remains were found June 19, three days after they disappeared following an insurgent attack. Zapata lost his son in the war in 2004. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Christina Menchaca, 18, right, is comforted by her mother as the casket of her husband, Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, is lowered at his funeral in Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. (AP)
Much more on Private Kristian Menchaca of Houston and Private Thomas Tucker of Oregon here.
Update: I’ve been following the story of these brave soldiers and how they were so horribly slaughtered. I see this and feel so angry that President Bush does not say anything about their barbaric deaths! I am just dumbstruck. When there are so many people who do not understand what kind of animals we are fighting, the president is silent on this slaughter?
Deep down I realize my anger is a result of the horrific actions of these evil thugs!
Dear God, what kind of animals could have done this? What kind of animals could even think this? Bless our brave men and women in uniform!
Powerline has thoughts on how to deal with terrorist thugs like the ones who killed these good US soldiers.
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