Ga. soldier dies in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:33 AM
Last updated 7:34 AM
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EATONTON, Ga. -- A 2009 Putnam County High School graduate was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, according to published reports.

The Telegraph newspaper in Macon says Army Spc. Erica Alecksen had been a military police officer with the 978th Military Police Brigade since August 2010.

Alecksen, who listed Eatonton has her hometown on Facebook, was assigned to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

She was deployed to Wardak, Afghanistan.

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/10/12 - 08:23 am
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It is pathetic that the

It is pathetic that the country calling itself the greatest in the world sends its young folk off to fight and die in a 10 year 9 month long failed war. The U.S. neocolonial, political war in Afghanistan is as much of a mistake as the U.S. war in Vietnam. This young woman's death is truly pointless serving only to expose the moral bankruptcy of U.S. leaders.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/10/12 - 08:31 am
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Here's a link to the story in

Here's a link to the story in The Macon Telegraph. It is the same story that ran in The Chronicle above. I'm sure The Telegraph will have a photo at a later date. http://www.macon.com/2012/07/10/2089701/eatonton-woman-killed-in-afghani...

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/10/12 - 08:37 am
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I searched Google images for

I searched Google images for Army Spc. Erica Alecksen and found her photograph. May she rest in peace, and may God comfort her family and friends. We should all rethink exactly what we are doing in Afghanistan.

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faithson 07/10/12 - 09:51 am
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daily

I suggest that the DOD casualty reports should be published on the inside page of the AC. Sure, being from GA should make a headline, but what about all those other brave men and women who should be honored with at least a notice of their passing. Or is it to much for the American people to observe... the daily deaths of our troops, who have given the their last measure. Always wondered how a newspaper could call itself a 'news' paper and NOT publish such pertinent information. good to see you back Cain.

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Newsflash 07/10/12 - 10:28 am
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Rest well soldier....

Rest well soldier for you have my undying loyalty, unyielding support & utmost respect ! It is so sad to see our soldiers killed daily in a place where most despise us and only GOD knows what is in store for us . It's like sticking your hand in a bucket of water. Once removed their is no indication we have been there. Please join me in lifting yet another soldiers family up in prayer . God Bless Our country and all that defend her. Keep this family in your thoughts as they bury their daughter....and our hero.

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Bantana 07/10/12 - 11:33 am
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i wish for the gentle repose

i wish for the gentle repose of her soul.

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mbrown 07/10/12 - 12:48 pm
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Soldier's info

previous article in her hometown paper: Pvt. 1st Class Erica Alecksen was recently promoted to the rank of specialist. A 2009 graduate of Putnam County High School, she has been a military police officer with the 978th Military Police Brigade since August 2010. Assigned to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, she is deployed to Wardak, Afghanistan. In addition to her regular duty driving MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush-protected) vehicles on patrol missions, she sees duty in the communications and security center, as well as KP, mail and food delivery. She is in the thoughts and prayers of her family and friends, and she is scheduled to return to the United States near the end of 2012. site: www.msgr.com

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/10/12 - 02:10 pm
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Nothing we can do will bring

Nothing we can do will bring this young woman or any of the other 2040 U.S. military personnel who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan theater of war) back to life. She and all the others who have died are in God's hands. What we can do is prevent more needless American deaths in this pointless, godforsaken war. There will be no military victory. Why keep throwing away young American lives? Former NY City Mayor Ed Koch, a steadfast supporter of Israel and a supporter of a strong U.S. defense, writes today in The Algemeiner (labeled "the fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America") that it's time for United States to leave Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mayor Koch is right! http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/07/10/afghanistan-and-pakistan-time-to-go/

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