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Former BUFF driver; self-styled military historian; paid (a lot) to write about beating plowshares into swords; NOT Foamy the Squirrel, contrary to all appearances. Wesleyan Jihadi Name: Sibling Railgun of Reasoned Discourse

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Update on A Hero Passing

Stephen Bicknell was not a Ranger, as I reported earlier, but was assigned to 2d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82 Airborne Division. Sgt Lester Baroncini was also killed when the HumVee they were in hit two landmines planted by Mohammed's followers, members of the Religion of Peace.

The 505th, ironically enough, was the unit "Private Ryan" belonged to in the movie.

Visitation for Stephen is at the Prattville High School Gym on Thursday. The funeral is at First United Methodist Church Prattville (my home church) on Friday.

Salud, mon ami. You placed all upon the altar of liberty.


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