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   Wish we could make that hero tag a little bit bigger for this fallen soldier

18 Nov 2012 07:57 PM   |   17732 clicks   |   The Daily Beast
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vygramul    [TotalFark]  
Wish we could make our outgoing transports a little bit larger.

18 Nov 2012 04:29 PM
Codenamechaz    [TotalFark]  
fark...man.

Who put all those cut onions in here..

18 Nov 2012 05:14 PM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  
Bin Laden's dead. Can we stop sending people there to their deaths?

18 Nov 2012 07:59 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
Why did there have to be a pop-up about that stupid biatch Petraeus was screwing over this man's obituary? I hate website media.

18 Nov 2012 08:01 PM
Apos     
Amen to that, subby, amen to that.

/Rest in peace, valiant warrior.

18 Nov 2012 08:01 PM
tolallorti     
Just as the details were emerging of a sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus that the media was calling "explosive," Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett took what bomb disposal experts call "the lonely walk" toward an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

farking disgustingly written. There's no reason to reference The Petraeus sex scandal in this story. Just write a respectful article, goddammit.

18 Nov 2012 08:08 PM
Hankie Fest     
No bye-bye, Daddy. No bye-bye.

18 Nov 2012 08:08 PM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     
Goddammitsomuch! I used to teach demolitions, and like the article said,we totally respect EOD. It is past time to leave Afghanistan.

18 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
Spanky McStupid     
It is totally righteous that his final resting place is Arlington. Stand down, brother; your job is finished.

/And someone stop throwing all that damned dust around in here!

18 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

lenfromak: Bin Laden's dead. Can we stop sending people there to their deaths?


Seriously. Let's GTFO already.

18 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
Your Average Witty Fark User     
Our troops have no business being there. Remove them all. Let those farks over there kill each other. If they become a problem, bomb the country back to the stone age.

18 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
Saberus Terras     
Maybe his funeral will be the one where the WBC asshats are finally shut down with much schadenfreude and prejudice.

18 Nov 2012 08:11 PM
Kubo     
"E.O.D., yeah? Boombala, boombala?"

"That's right."

"It's cool, right? It's gangster?"

"I think so."


Rest easy, soldier. You're a better man than I.

18 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
UpTheIrons66     
As a disabled Veteran, I thank you for all you have sacrificed. As an Ammo Troop, I've known many an EOD soldier, and have many that are still friends. Always sad to read of a lost soldier. I salute you Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett!!!

18 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
Knucklepopper     
Good story. I think. What kind of story is this? Where in the hell are the details? What happened? I get that he died disarming a bomb, I think, but when? Where? Were any lives saved? This is supposed to be a tribute so write it as a farking tribute.

18 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
Solid Muldoon     
Wouldn't it be cheaper if we just bought the entire poppy crop?

And left these tribal savages to eat each other?

And lob a bomb in here and there as needed?

18 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
SalvatoreParadise     
Awfully damn dusty in here.

/No bye bye, Daddy
//I'll just leave my heart here, this tore it out.

18 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  
A few things:

First of all, Daily Beast, this is a sad story about something that happened to a good man, stop putting General Petraeus references in it.

Second, I did my time over there, and one of the guys I currently work with is former EOD, so all of this hits close to home. Sure as hell isn't an easy job, and I'm saddened for the family he left behind.

Third, Get us the fark out of there.

18 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     
"Wade was too good at that, it couldn't be Wade," Jennings remembers telling himself.

/It was probably a command detonated charge. They saw him walking up..and set it off. Very sad indeed, and a waste of a good man. And proper use of the Hero tag. It's going to take 100 guys to carry him and his giant brass balls in the casket. Seeya around champ.


/raises glass
//Salute'

18 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
pudding7    [TotalFark]  

Your Average Witty Fark User: Our troops have no business being there. Remove them all. Let those farks over there kill each other. If they become a problem, bomb the country back to the stone age.


This.

Knucklepopper: Good story. I think. What kind of story is this? Where in the hell are the details? What happened? I get that he died disarming a bomb, I think, but when? Where? Were any lives saved? This is supposed to be a tribute so write it as a farking tribute.


And this.

Get the fark out of that shiathole. We should have brought the troops home yesterday.

18 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
Coco LaFemme     
It's time to go, Obama. Not you, the troops. It's time for them to go. Haven't enough people (military + civilians) died in this pointless farkery already?

18 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
Flashlight     
Why do we continue to put up with this crap? Shut down every foreign base and bring everyone back to US soil.

18 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

Flashlight: Why do we continue to put up with this crap?


Because a few rich people want to get richer.

18 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
Thisbymaster     
Don't worry we have signed a 10 year agreement with Afghanistan to keep security forces there to "train" them.

18 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
Mentalpatient87     
Wish we could ship a few more robots over there to do this without risking a fragile, meaty life..

/or ship the meat back home
//I like that idea better

18 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
zez     

Your Average Witty Fark User: Our troops have no business being there. Remove them all. Let those farks over there kill each other. If they become a problem, bomb the country back to into the stone age.


18 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
Rent Party     
We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.

18 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
craxyd     

Bit'O'Gristle: "Wade was too good at that, it couldn't be Wade," Jennings remembers telling himself.

/It was probably a command detonated charge. They saw him walking up..and set it off. Very sad indeed, and a waste of a good man. And proper use of the Hero tag. It's going to take 100 guys to carry him and his giant brass balls in the casket. Seeya around champ.


/raises glass
//Salute'



Hooah

18 Nov 2012 08:30 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.


More of this.

18 Nov 2012 08:32 PM
Lunaville     
I volunteered for a brief, too brief, time period at the local VA hospital years ago. I met an EOD guy from the Vietnam war. His hands shook so badly it was difficult to watch him do a simple task like open or stuff a letter. He had volunteered for the army thinking it might prevent someone else from being drafted. Then, once in the army, he decided he really didn't want to kill another human being. He decided he'd rather save lives than take them. So, he signed up for disarming explosives. He talked continually about his wife, his kids, and his grandchildren.That man had the soul of a gentle angel. I can't help but wonder if Sgt. Bennett was the same kind of gentle angel of a man.

And I agree that we should bring all our military personnel home from Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to stay out of war. I know it's not easy. It's so frustrating when it seems the only alternative is a firm letter from the U.N. and other countries that are supposedly our allies work around economic sanctions on the sly. It's hard when the world keeps getting scarier; more and more nations are acquiring more and more advanced weapons. It's hard to find real, truly workable solutions. I can't find my point. I'm not expressing myself well. I'm feeling too much sorrow and rage right now.

18 Nov 2012 08:32 PM
Shakespeare's Sister     
Damn I need to dust in here a lot more often.

Bring the troops home. Carpet bomb that farking shiat hole back to the stone age. Until all the sand has fused to glass with those farkers fused in it.

18 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
laulaja    [TotalFark]  
Third the first of these quoted & second the second:
/No bye bye, Daddy
//I'll just leave my heart here, this tore it out.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett, you did more than your duty for longer than you should've had to.
Please rest in honoured peace, sir (which one doesn't normally call an NCO. SSG Bennett richly deserves that appellation). One hopes your daughter will remember you, young tho she is now. Mom & widow should be able to make that so.

Any way to reduce the number of security forces in Afghanistan for next 10 years? Since it doesn't appear possible to get the fark outta there?

18 Nov 2012 08:36 PM
urban.derelict     

Gyrfalcon: Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.

More of this.


But they hate us for our freedom fries.

18 Nov 2012 08:36 PM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.


And by not abandoning them when they come home.

18 Nov 2012 08:38 PM
craxyd     

Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.



Please explain.

18 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Infernalist     
And to those chickenhawks and neo-con armchair warriors who throw men like this into the meatgrinder for profit or political advantage:

fark you, fark you, fark you. If there was any justice in this world, this man would never have had to serve three tours in Afghanistan. But NOOOOO, you had to fark shiat up by invading Iraq and lying out your ass about why it was so damned necessary.

Yes, the man died by IED, but it was Stop-Gap and the policies that provoked its use that murdered him.

/rage face

18 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     

RedPhoenix122: Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.

And by not abandoning them when they come home.


/Now you're just being silly. It's the american way to forget our veterans after we have used them up.

18 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

Knucklepopper: Good story. I think. What kind of story is this? Where in the hell are the details? What happened? I get that he died disarming a bomb, I think, but when? Where? Were any lives saved? This is supposed to be a tribute so write it as a farking tribute.


OpSec.

18 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
PaLarkin     

Your Average Witty Fark User: Our troops have no business being there. Remove them all. Let those farks over there kill each other. If they become a problem, bomb the country back to the stone age.


The only problem I have with this is that bombinb Afghanistan to the stone age would be an improvement.

18 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
Forecaster18     

Hankie Fest: No bye-bye, Daddy. No bye-bye.


We've wasted so many lives in the last 11 years. Sad and sickening.

18 Nov 2012 08:53 PM
Lligeret     

tolallorti: Just as the details were emerging of a sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus that the media was calling "explosive," Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett took what bomb disposal experts call "the lonely walk" toward an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

farking disgustingly written. There's no reason to reference The Petraeus sex scandal in this story. Just write a respectful article, goddammit.




I have mixed feelings about it. I think it is keen reminder that for the people that have family and friends deployed overseas that they do not give a shiat who Petraeus slept with. They just want their loved ones to come home.


Based on the media reports you would think who one man slept with was the most pressing matter facing our country. I appreciate the author mentioning it in a minimalist way, in large part because as I read that sentence I felt annoyed that The Petraeus sex scandal is news, yet a significant portion of the country will never hear or read about Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett.

18 Nov 2012 08:53 PM
austin_millbarge     
Why the hell are we still over there? Please someone explain it to me. My cousin is going in 2013. She is a single mom with two kids under the age of 4. All I can think about is what a waste it is.

/RIP EOD man

18 Nov 2012 08:54 PM
Billy Bathsalt     

Knucklepopper: Good story. I think. What kind of story is this? Where in the hell are the details? What happened? I get that he died disarming a bomb, I think, but when? Where? Were any lives saved? This is supposed to be a tribute so write it as a farking tribute.


I was reading the story and thinking, "How high am I right now? Was this guy KIA, or did he walk off and no one can find him?"
As Lunaville pointed out, soldiers like this are warriors of the highest level, since they seek to preserve life rather than waste it.

18 Nov 2012 08:54 PM
Your Average Witty Fark User     

PaLarkin: Your Average Witty Fark User: Our troops have no business being there. Remove them all. Let those farks over there kill each other. If they become a problem, bomb the country back to the stone age.

The only problem I have with this is that bombinb Afghanistan to the stone age would be an improvement.


Ok then. Bomb the hell out of them until nothing is left standing. Better?

18 Nov 2012 08:56 PM
Forecaster18     
I'm so sick of the word hero. Heroes are almost nonexistent. There is no glory in war, only tragedy. How anyone can read things like this and feel pride - or anything other than soul crushing despair - is beyond me.

18 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
clevernamehere     

craxyd: Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.


Please explain.


my guess is he means the best tribute to all veterans would be to cease all wars, thus no longer creating veterans.

let this crop be the last, 'n all that



/o. /o. /o. /o.

18 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
KrispyKritter     

Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.


18 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
mahuika     

PaLarkin: Your Average Witty Fark User: Our troops have no business being there. Remove them all. Let those farks over there kill each other. If they become a problem, bomb the country back to the stone age.

The only problem I have with this is that bombinb Afghanistan to the stone age would be an improvement.


You know there are people over there who aren't involved with all the violence and awful stuff, right? I mean, the world isn't black and white. I don't think we should be over there at all, but that doesn't mean I think everyone in the damn country should die.

I know and am friends with quite a few people who are children of immigrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Their less wealthy relatives still live there. It makes me wince when I see people talk about those "savages" and how the whole area needs to be turned into a parking lot.

18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
craxyd     

clevernamehere: craxyd: Rent Party: We should thank veterans by ceasing to create them.


Please explain.

my guess is he means the best tribute to all veterans would be to cease all wars, thus no longer creating veterans.

let this crop be the last, 'n all that



/o. /o. /o. /o.



I was thinking it was something along those lines.
Unfortunately, there will always be a need for people to do the unpleasant yet necessary job of going out there when called upon by our country.
Should we still have troops over in the Litterbox? I'm inclined to agree with those saying "Not anymore dammit!" but at the same time, I say we be ready. Sometimes, smacking someone upside their head with President Roosevelt's big stick is the only option.

18 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
Alassra     
I'm glad that they published this story to bring to light the fact that whilst everyone is on a witch hunt for Petraeus -- soldiers are still dying and get almost no attention. They are trying to drive that point home.

He died trying to ensure the rest of his unit lived - amazing selflessness.

NO MORE WAR. I know, I'm idealist like that but I agree, let's not have anymore veterans as the ultimate tribute to those before.

Let the rest of the world play bad cop for a while. As Obama said, "let's Nation Build here at home" instead. We can focus on domestic terrorists, crime, etc. just fine within our 50 (and nearly 51) without issue.

To those of you members of Congress and former Presidential corps who thought these wars were a good idea and you'd hunt the bad guys down to make the world a safer place and declared "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" as more soldiers died, FARK YOU. In the most sincere use of the word - I don't hate you, but I despise your lack of respect for human life and suffering at the expense of Americans all in the name of your "War on Terror". You sent kids to their deaths, you sent Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, Friends without real and honest thought.

I send coping vibes to Mrs. Bennett -- I cannot imagine what she's going through right now trying to manage her young daughter and expecting a child that will never know Dad.

18 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
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