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The Vietcong killed him, too

The Vietcong killed him, too

I’m hoping this Drudge story isn’t true.

According the report “unnamed servicemen” are angry because the remains of Howard Dean’s younger brother were identified and repatriated with full military honors. The anger supposedly stems from the fact that he was a civilian and the remains of many dead servicemen are still unaccounted for. Of course, the younger Dean and his companion were reportedly killed by the Vietcong because they were thought to have been working for the American government. Thus, they ended up dying for their country in the same way enlisted men were killed, by the enemy fighting the United States. Draping a flag over the coffins seems appropriate. Why begrudge the family such a gesture?

30 Responses to “The Vietcong killed him, too”

  1. Peter Says:

    By using your logic, every American civilian killed on Sept 11 deserved a full military burial as well. Why didn’t they get one?

  2. Peter Says:

    By using your logic, every American civilian killed on Sept 11 deserved a full military burial as well. Why didn’t they get one?

  3. Peter Says:

    By using your logic, every American civilian killed on Sept 11 deserved a full military burial as well. Why didn’t they get one?

  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    I’m guessing because only the terrorists knew we were at war at the time.

    These two men were killed during ongoing hostility on both sides. Besides they didn’t get a full military “burial” so much as a repatriation. (and now that I think about it, didn’t the firefighter guys get flags on their coffins?)

  5. Dawn Summers Says:

    I’m guessing because only the terrorists knew we were at war at the time.

    These two men were killed during ongoing hostility on both sides. Besides they didn’t get a full military “burial” so much as a repatriation. (and now that I think about it, didn’t the firefighter guys get flags on their coffins?)

  6. Dawn Summers Says:

    I’m guessing because only the terrorists knew we were at war at the time.

    These two men were killed during ongoing hostility on both sides. Besides they didn’t get a full military “burial” so much as a repatriation. (and now that I think about it, didn’t the firefighter guys get flags on their coffins?)

  7. Anonymous Says:

    This is an interesting topic. I think the military is just expressing it’s frustration with Howard Dean and don’t like giving an honor to a civilian, that is typically held sacred for servicemen.

    I wonder what that guy was doing over there, such a strange story.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    This is an interesting topic. I think the military is just expressing it’s frustration with Howard Dean and don’t like giving an honor to a civilian, that is typically held sacred for servicemen.

    I wonder what that guy was doing over there, such a strange story.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    This is an interesting topic. I think the military is just expressing it’s frustration with Howard Dean and don’t like giving an honor to a civilian, that is typically held sacred for servicemen.

    I wonder what that guy was doing over there, such a strange story.

  10. DTDT Says:

    Dawn,

    You can’t be serious about comparing Dean’s brother to firefighters killed during 9/11.

    I wouldn’t be against draping flags over someone’s remains, but I’m not suprised military types are against it.

  11. DTDT Says:

    Dawn,

    You can’t be serious about comparing Dean’s brother to firefighters killed during 9/11.

    I wouldn’t be against draping flags over someone’s remains, but I’m not suprised military types are against it.

  12. DTDT Says:

    Dawn,

    You can’t be serious about comparing Dean’s brother to firefighters killed during 9/11.

    I wouldn’t be against draping flags over someone’s remains, but I’m not suprised military types are against it.

  13. Joe Vecchio Says:

    Sounds like a whole lotta mishigass over nothing, especially when you consider the source (Drudge). Since when does Howard Dean, who at present is nothing more than a US citizen (until he gets elected) have the kind of power that makes these deteminations? He doesn’t. Whether or not someone is to blame for this (and I don’t see that there’s anything wrong with it to begin with), it has nothing to do with Gov. Dean.

  14. Joe Vecchio Says:

    Sounds like a whole lotta mishigass over nothing, especially when you consider the source (Drudge). Since when does Howard Dean, who at present is nothing more than a US citizen (until he gets elected) have the kind of power that makes these deteminations? He doesn’t. Whether or not someone is to blame for this (and I don’t see that there’s anything wrong with it to begin with), it has nothing to do with Gov. Dean.

  15. Joe Vecchio Says:

    Sounds like a whole lotta mishigass over nothing, especially when you consider the source (Drudge). Since when does Howard Dean, who at present is nothing more than a US citizen (until he gets elected) have the kind of power that makes these deteminations? He doesn’t. Whether or not someone is to blame for this (and I don’t see that there’s anything wrong with it to begin with), it has nothing to do with Gov. Dean.

  16. Joe Vecchio Says:

    Here’s the answer as to why:

    Although Charles Dean was a civilian, the government considers the possibility that any remains recovered may be of missing servicemen, so treats them as such.

    Dean Attends Return of Brother’s Remains

  17. Joe Vecchio Says:

    Here’s the answer as to why:

    Although Charles Dean was a civilian, the government considers the possibility that any remains recovered may be of missing servicemen, so treats them as such.

    Dean Attends Return of Brother’s Remains

  18. Joe Vecchio Says:

    Here’s the answer as to why:

    Although Charles Dean was a civilian, the government considers the possibility that any remains recovered may be of missing servicemen, so treats them as such.

    Dean Attends Return of Brother’s Remains

  19. Kashei Says:

    So, if I’m a doofus travelling through a war zone and I get killed, do I get a flag on my coffin too?

  20. Kashei Says:

    So, if I’m a doofus travelling through a war zone and I get killed, do I get a flag on my coffin too?

  21. Kashei Says:

    So, if I’m a doofus travelling through a war zone and I get killed, do I get a flag on my coffin too?

  22. Dawn Summers Says:

    you are doofus. go travel in a war zone and get killed and I’ll think about the flag thing. Lucky for you, if the administration keeps it up, the whole world will be a war zone and you won’t have far to travel.

  23. Dawn Summers Says:

    you are doofus. go travel in a war zone and get killed and I’ll think about the flag thing. Lucky for you, if the administration keeps it up, the whole world will be a war zone and you won’t have far to travel.

  24. Dawn Summers Says:

    you are doofus. go travel in a war zone and get killed and I’ll think about the flag thing. Lucky for you, if the administration keeps it up, the whole world will be a war zone and you won’t have far to travel.

  25. DTDT Says:

    I heard some people think that this guy [Dean's Brother] may have been working with the CIA. Maybe that’s why they are giving him “Military Honors”.

    Dawn, I would love you to explain the comparison however, between Dean jr. and NY’s Bravest….

  26. DTDT Says:

    I heard some people think that this guy [Dean's Brother] may have been working with the CIA. Maybe that’s why they are giving him “Military Honors”.

    Dawn, I would love you to explain the comparison however, between Dean jr. and NY’s Bravest….

  27. DTDT Says:

    I heard some people think that this guy [Dean's Brother] may have been working with the CIA. Maybe that’s why they are giving him “Military Honors”.

    Dawn, I would love you to explain the comparison however, between Dean jr. and NY’s Bravest….

  28. Dawn Summers Says:

    Ummm… maleness, deadness, murderedness…

  29. Dawn Summers Says:

    Ummm… maleness, deadness, murderedness…

  30. Dawn Summers Says:

    Ummm… maleness, deadness, murderedness…

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