Gamer Killed in Iraq

June 6, 2008 -

Another member of the gamer generation has fallen while serving in Iraq, reports the Military Times.

US Army Specialist Kyle Norris, 22, a member of the 101st Airborne Division, died on May 23 after his vehicle was struck by an IED in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad. From an Associated Press story:

“He wanted to protect his country,” his brother, 27, said. “He wanted to protect freedom for his family and his friends.”

 

Kyle Norris also loved to spend time with friends, whether it was playing video games or playing a game of paint ball...

 

“If he was sick and they told him to take it easy for a few days, he wouldn’t sit back,” Norris said. “He wanted to be out there with everyone... He was an awesome brother. He was all about family,” said Michael Norris. “Everybody loved him. No one ever said one bad thing about him.”

Via: Connie Talk


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Keep in mind what this story is about

...it's not an endorsement of the war. It's simply a recognition for a member of the gamer generation who gave his all in the service of his country.

Let's not turn it into a flame war. I've deleted the offending posts on both sides of the issue.

Thx.

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To be blunt, I am aboslutely fucking dusgusted with some of you. Instead of mournign the loss of a HUMAN BEING, you decide to spread hate speech. Goddamn Thompson clones.

And before you even try to debate it, you are using the deat hfo a person ot further an agenda, so don't even try to refute it.

-kurisu7885

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I wouldn't bother Kurisu, Thompson trolled the last Soldier/Gamer death and gave the example, now one idiot has shown that people can be made to react to offensive posts in these threads, other idiots will copy him.

Note to self: Must reset password...

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Thanks for your service brother, may your death not be in vain.  Many of us back home no nothing of the sacrifice we ask of you and your fellow service men and women, you answered a call many of us ignored and for that you should be forever honored.

/tear

 

 

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Some of the posts I've seen on this board absolutely sicken me.  The fact that some people would hide behind the internet and spread their hate speech on a board MEANT for mourning a hero's sacrifice is absolutely sick and twisted in ways I can't even convey.  Why cant people hold their trolling on a serious board like this?  It's just plain disgusting

With that out of the way, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, he sounds like he was a really good guy

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Man down. RIP

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It's disgusting how some commenters will try to use this blog post to push their own political ideology. A death is a death - if you don't like it, post your hate-mongering somewhere else. Leave those paying their respects here in peace.

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USA JUST WANT THE FUEL and they don't mind getting their own people killed init

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im Muslim but i do feel sorry for every1 the died in the war it doesnt have anything to do with Islam its the way the terrorists are brought up and tricked by others into believe the wrong thing. R.I.P

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RIP. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends.

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Test Test

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To a fellow service member, I hope you rest in piece, and I'm sure you are still gaming there in Heaven. My prayers are with you.  I can never give enough thanks. You will be missed.

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hope someone will not ruin this moment again... <_<

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..wth?

Where on Earth are you getting those quotes from? Or did I miss a delete session?

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"If you are ignorant then you are just as bad as you can find out all this information I have stated with a search engine online...."

I think this answers your question.  Jake, apparently, believes everything that the All Powerful and Infallible Internet(tm) spews.  I feel sorry for him really.  Must suck to live such an angry, hateful life.

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Ah... I didn't get all the way through the post to be honest with you, too long, too vitriolic, and very much in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Silly me - it's only now that I've realized that vitriol's another name for sulphuric acid

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That was supposed to be a reply to Jacke btw.

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The young dead soldiers do not speak.
Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses:
who has not heard them?
They have a silence that speaks for them at night
and when the clock counts.
They say: We were young. We have died.
Remember us.
They say: We have done what we could
but until it is finished it is not done.
They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished
no one can know what our lives gave.
They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours,
they will mean what you make them.
They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for
peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say,
it is you who must say this.
We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.
We were young, they say. We have died; remember us.

by Archibald MacLeish,

Rest in peace soldier

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I'll drink to him tonight. Rest in peace, Screaming Eagle.

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Prayers with his family and friends during this sad time.

And for all the other soldiers out there, gamers or otherwise my Brothers-in-law included, putting there lives on the line, may God or whatever they believe in them watch them and keep them.

Rest in Peace.

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Rest in Peace, Soldier of the 101st Airborne. May your aim and accuracy with your rifle be bestowed upon your comrades who need it.

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That put a bit of a damper on my afternoon,rest in peace fellow gamer and soldier of the United States.

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RIP

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A toast, to his memory.

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May your soul rest in peace.

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The Legendary 101st Airborne. The best lost one of its best. R.I.P.

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Your fighting's done. Rest in peace.

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Bless you, soldier.

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"There is no greater honor than for he who lays his life down for his friends." God speed, soldier. And GP, as always, thanks for your support.

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How unfortunate for his family, sounded like a good guy :(.

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Cue Thompson entering and claiming us to be worshipping his gaming rather than his honorable service to our country in 3... 2...

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Is it like this
In death’s other kingdom
Waking alone
At the hour when we are
Trembling with tenderness
Lips that would kiss
Form prayers to broken stone.

The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars
In this hollow valley
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms

In this last of meeting places
We grope together
And avoid speech
Gathered on this beach of the tumid river

Sightless, unless
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Multifoliate rose
Of death’s twilight kingdom
The hope only
Of empty men.

 

God speed.

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My prayers are for his family

im not in favor of the war but i still support the troops and hope for safety

 

Also how long till jacko posts something on these boards about us trying to use thes peoples lives.

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Shhh. He Is like Beetle Juice. Say his name enough times and he will show up.

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

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My Prayers for his family and friends.

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

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*Present arms*

RIP, soldier.

 

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May his spirit enjoy peace in the afterlife.

-kurisu7885

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I trained with Kyle at Ft. stewart and was in his company spending holidays with him at Jefferys (mutual friend) house in Alabama.  I miss him dearly and wish I could of been there to help...

 
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