visited my hometown last week.
The victim's name is Andrew Velez.
He was a US Army Specialist.
He was a husband and a father.
He was the second, and last, son of his parents.
He was their second child to die in uniform in the "war on Terror." Their first, 23-year-old Jose Velez, died in Fallujah in November 2004.
He was 22.
He was supposed to be home for 10 days' leave in August.
His dad got the news the same day the GOP congressman for the district provided the family with replacements for the older brother's medals, which had been stolen in a robbery of the family's home.
Tell me again why Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the rest of this worthless excuse for a government walks around free and healthy.