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2012-09-15 11:47:37 PM
The pictures of her carrying him piggy-back are too adorable for words.
 
2012-09-15 11:53:28 PM
Don't have the words.

Touching.
 
2012-09-16 12:09:25 AM
I'm a sucker for a happy ending.
 
2012-09-16 12:34:31 AM
Whenever I see stories like this, I don't get sad or mushy. I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.
 
2012-09-16 12:40:35 AM
fark you subby, you sonofabiatch

//sniff
 
2012-09-16 12:43:17 AM

DamnYankees: Whenever I see stories like this, I don't get sad or mushy. I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.


I see what you're saying, but just put aside the politics and cynicism for a second and realize that it's a story about love and devotion in the face of incredible adversity, not about war or heroics.

He could have been equally injured in an industrial accident or car crash. Doesn't make the story any less touching.
 
2012-09-16 12:50:46 AM

DamnYankees: I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.


You don't agree with the war in Afghanistan either? (Granted, I don't know if this was Iraq or Afghanistan...but looking at the picture from April, I'm guessing)

I find the war in Afghanistan being "no good reason" as a stretch.
 
2012-09-16 12:53:42 AM

bulldg4life: I find the war in Afghanistan being "no good reason" as a stretch.


The war in Afghanistan was to get Osama Bin Laden, who was hiding in Pakistan, so..........
 
2012-09-16 01:05:50 AM

miss diminutive: DamnYankees: Whenever I see stories like this, I don't get sad or mushy. I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.

I see what you're saying, but just put aside the politics and cynicism for a second and realize that it's a story about love and devotion in the face of incredible adversity, not about war or heroics.

He could have been equally injured in an industrial accident or car crash. Doesn't make the story any less touching.


I agree that it wouldn't be any less touching, but it certainly wouldn't get the same attention. Let's face it, we salute wounded soldiers much more than the people that build our roads, buildings, bridges, etc.
 
2012-09-16 01:06:31 AM

DamnYankees: Whenever I see stories like this, I don't get sad or mushy. I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.


I get sad and mushy, but I also get angry. As in, wtf are we still doing there?
 
2012-09-16 01:07:21 AM
that's pretty adorable.
 
2012-09-16 01:33:12 AM
"With fire and steel did the gods forge the Klingon heart. So fiercely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that the gods cried out,
'On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart in all the heavens! None can stand before it without trembling at its strength.' But then the Klingon heart weakened, its steady rhythm faltered and the gods said, 'Why do you weaken so? We have made you the strongest in all of creation.'

And the heart said... 'I am alone.'

And the gods knew that they had erred. So they went back to their forge and brought forth another heart.

But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power. Fortunately, the second heart was tempered by wisdom.

'If we join together, no force can stop us.'

And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, the gods knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late. The Klingon hearts destroyed the gods who created them and turned the heavens to ashes!
 
2012-09-16 01:37:41 AM
That's fantastic.
 
2012-09-16 01:53:17 AM
Well, fark.
 
2012-09-16 01:56:19 AM
His name is Taylor Morris and you can read more about him here.

Pictures from the welcome home parade in his hometown are here.
 
2012-09-16 02:06:07 AM

violentsalvation: That's fantastic.


Fantastic in the sense that a military guy's wife gave birth to a child that somewhat looks like the soldier she was married to or that she didn't cheat on him?

/sorry, couldn't help myself there
 
2012-09-16 02:38:35 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: The pictures of her carrying him piggy-back are too adorable for words.


THIS

DamnYankees: Whenever I see stories like this, I don't get sad or mushy. I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.


THIS

bulldg4life: I find the war in Afghanistan being "no good reason" as a stretch.


NOT THIS - A war, without an exit strategy? without any goal other than getting the bad guy? A war to replace one set of madmen, with another set of madmen?
A complete and total waste of human life. of our very soul.
 
2012-09-16 02:52:52 AM
I see this is turning into a WHY ARE WE STILL THERE? thread. And I think about that and question it often. We got Bin Laden... in Pakistan, is that country more deserving of an American occupation? And if we leave Afghanistan now do we leave the place even more fertile for jerks like al-Qaeda than it was before all this? Or is it better to leave now because all we do is make it worse and worse and worse, pile on the hate.

I don't know!

But the photos warmed my heart.
 
2012-09-16 03:22:05 AM

violentsalvation: And if we leave Afghanistan now do we leave the place even more fertile for jerks like al-Qaeda than it was before all this?


but that is the trap. it could easily be argued that saud arabia is more fertile for jerks than anywhere else. and worse, the sauds are exporting their jerkdom to other countries, like afghanistan.

worse, the only practical solution is to kill everyone and let satan sort it out.
 
2012-09-16 03:43:01 AM

namatad: violentsalvation: And if we leave Afghanistan now do we leave the place even more fertile for jerks like al-Qaeda than it was before all this?

but that is the trap. it could easily be argued that saud arabia is more fertile for jerks than anywhere else. and worse, the sauds are exporting their jerkdom to other countries, like afghanistan.

worse, the only practical solution is to kill everyone and let satan sort it out.


It seems no matter where we step we are in the trap.
 
2012-09-16 04:11:10 AM

ZuZu: His name is Taylor Morris and you can read more about him here.


Yeah. His name is on the movie marquee. But thanks for the links!
 
2012-09-16 06:47:55 AM

miss diminutive: I see what you're saying, but just put aside the politics and cynicism for a second and realize that it's a story about love and devotion in the face of incredible adversity, not about war or heroics.

He could have been equally injured in an industrial accident or car crash. Doesn't make the story any less touching.


He could have been but we weren't speculating on a maybe. Simple fact is he was injured due to Bush Administration incompetence.
Many lives, many injuries, many deaths, due to GOP greed and incompetance.
This man and his woman are heroes of the highest degree, but he shouldn't have been asked to sacrifice like this on a lie.
 
2012-09-16 06:49:02 AM
Meanwhile in Iraq, 4.5 million war orphans are left to starve, hundreds of thousands dead or maimed on a needless war that has benefited NO ONE.

Meanwhile in the US, millions of morons continue to think that there is a difference between the two parties in government, and continue to be pursuaded by media driven fear in order to give up more and more of their rights for "their own safety."
 
2012-09-16 06:52:46 AM
Wow, the ones that got me were the one where she was hugging him in the chair, and the one with the baby. Very touching, and you can actually SEE the love emanate from these people. So very very cool. Thanks subby.
 
2012-09-16 06:53:39 AM

Dadoody: Meanwhile in Iraq, 4.5 million war orphans are left to starve, hundreds of thousands dead or maimed on a needless war that has benefited NO ONE.

Meanwhile in the US, millions of morons continue to think that there is a difference between the two parties in government, and continue to be pursuaded by media driven fear in order to give up more and more of their rights for "their own safety."


My... aren't YOU above it all!!! The big bold text really just SCREAMS "I'm better than all of you"! What a subtle, mature touch.

empowermoments.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-16 06:58:05 AM
True love conquers all.
 
2012-09-16 07:01:58 AM
Well that's nice.

Still, the dust in the room only lands on my eyes when there's a furry species involved.

Good luck, soldier.
 
2012-09-16 07:02:14 AM
I don't see how you can look at this story of love and conquering hardship without taking a serious reflective moment to consider why they were put through this.
 
2012-09-16 07:07:05 AM

mediablitz: Dadoody: Meanwhile in Iraq, 4.5 million war orphans are left to starve, hundreds of thousands dead or maimed on a needless war that has benefited NO ONE.

Meanwhile in the US, millions of morons continue to think that there is a difference between the two parties in government, and continue to be pursuaded by media driven fear in order to give up more and more of their rights for "their own safety."

My... aren't YOU above it all!!! The big bold text really just SCREAMS "I'm better than all of you"! What a subtle, mature touch.

[empowermoments.files.wordpress.com image 750x600]


Take your stupid gigantic pictures off of the thread you blindfolded farkhead.
 
2012-09-16 07:10:04 AM

Wholesale Ass: Take your stupid gigantic pictures off of the thread you blindfolded farkhead.


You don't get to talk until you put a year in this place.

And get a better monitor.
 
2012-09-16 07:10:06 AM

DamnYankees: Whenever I see stories like this, I don't get sad or mushy. I get angry that this manwas blown have to hell for no good reason.


Agreed. We serve up kids with their whole lives still yet to live to be put in harms way for this pointless war. Furthermore I strongly believe we shouldn't allow anyone in the military combat that's under 30. If war is that important then people shouldn't mind dropping everything in their lives to go fight it. Instead we lure kids in on the promise of money for an education and a start to life when they have little understanding of what it is they are fighting for. It's shameful.
 
2012-09-16 07:10:49 AM
Sadness outweighs the happy- He didn't have to be injured at all.

I appreciate the story for what it is, but I'm not brushing aside the pointless war aspect, because it's why he got his limbs blown off.
 
2012-09-16 07:11:45 AM

mediablitz: Wholesale Ass: Take your stupid gigantic pictures off of the thread you blindfolded farkhead.

You don't get to talk until you put a year in this place.

And get a better monitor.


I can't wait to be as awesome as you with the perfect excuse for everything.

Can you help me?
 
2012-09-16 07:12:08 AM

mediablitz: Dadoody: Meanwhile in Iraq, 4.5 million war orphans are left to starve, hundreds of thousands dead or maimed on a needless war that has benefited NO ONE.

Meanwhile in the US, millions of morons continue to think that there is a difference between the two parties in government, and continue to be pursuaded by media driven fear in order to give up more and more of their rights for "their own safety."

My... aren't YOU above it all!!! The big bold text really just SCREAMS "I'm better than all of you"! What a subtle, mature touch.

[empowermoments.files.wordpress.com image 750x600]


You're welcome onto the High Horse. You too can start to care about courruption and government bloat, the theft of your own purchasing power, and the fact that our apathy is the very root cause of so many of our problems.

Or just continue watching your Jersey Shore, House Wives of Orange County, and listening to your repetitive beats dance music and getting drunk. Eunce! Eunce! Eunce!
 
2012-09-16 07:18:25 AM
this was 'news' back in May. Fark must be new to the internet.
 
2012-09-16 07:23:21 AM

Kittypie070: "With fire and steel did the gods forge the Klingon heart. So fiercely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that the gods cried out,
'On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart in all the heavens! None can stand before it without trembling at its strength.' But then the Klingon heart weakened, its steady rhythm faltered and the gods said, 'Why do you weaken so? We have made you the strongest in all of creation.'

And the heart said... 'I am alone.'

And the gods knew that they had erred. So they went back to their forge and brought forth another heart.

But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power. Fortunately, the second heart was tempered by wisdom.

'If we join together, no force can stop us.'

And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, the gods knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late. The Klingon hearts destroyed the gods who created them and turned the heavens to ashes!


At first I was :/


But then I :D
 
2012-09-16 07:23:56 AM

Ikahoshi: Sadness outweighs the happy- He didn't have to be injured at all.

I appreciate the story for what it is, but I'm not brushing aside the pointless war aspect, because it's why he got his limbs blown off.


And I agree.

I love these pics and I agree with the wonderful evidence shown of their love, but it is such a WASTE that this young man has no hands to caress his loving wife with and that she has to give him piggybacks, with love, because he was blown to pieces for a non-cause.

Bring them the fark home.

By the way, soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan, 8 in the last 17 days. It doesn't make the news anymore.

END IT. END stories and photo-spreads like these, as poignant as they may be.
 
2012-09-16 07:26:09 AM
"War! What is it good for?!"

--Tolstoy
 
2012-09-16 07:29:30 AM

cretinbob: bulldg4life: I find the war in Afghanistan being "no good reason" as a stretch.

The war in Afghanistan was to get Osama Bin Laden, who was hiding in Pakistan, so..........


Funny, I thought it was to crush the Taliban, who basically sponsored and supported Osama.
 
2012-09-16 07:41:39 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: cretinbob: bulldg4life: I find the war in Afghanistan being "no good reason" as a stretch.

The war in Afghanistan was to get Osama Bin Laden, who was hiding in Pakistan, so..........

Funny, I thought it was to crush the Taliban, who basically sponsored and supported Osama.


Like that will ever happen as long as we are there acting as living recruiting posters and providing targets.

The Taliban is not a finite source of adversaries. It requires an ongoing source of people willing to fight a present target that.... we are providing.
 
2012-09-16 07:45:54 AM
Yes. Yes I am.
 
2012-09-16 07:53:24 AM
Ok. Ya got me. Dammit!
 
2012-09-16 07:53:30 AM

Dadoody: Meanwhile in Iraq, 4.5 million war orphans are left to starve, hundreds of thousands dead or maimed on a needless war that has benefited NO ONE.

Meanwhile in the US, millions of morons continue to think that there is a difference between the two parties in government, and continue to be pursuaded by media driven fear in order to give up more and more of their rights for "their own safety."


THIS

Now can we go back to the focus of the Photos? Real Love, decides that no matter what happens, We will take care of eachother.
 
2012-09-16 08:07:52 AM
I understand people are mad since Osama is already dead...but we've already seen what happens when we leave Afghanistan to fester after dropping them like a bad habit. Personally, I'd prefer spending another year or two now instead of another 10 years in the 2040s.

If you are going to feel that Osama, the Taliban, and AlQ needed to go, then you should be ok with the nation building that goes along with it. If you are going to say that we shouldn't have done any of it or we should've just bombed the hell out of the country for a week, then I don't know what to say.
 
2012-09-16 08:09:43 AM

calbert: this was 'news' back in May. Fark must be new to the internet.


Although many people here seem to be seeing it for the first time. Imagine that.
 
2012-09-16 08:09:49 AM
I promise to love, honor and cherish, from this day forth, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, is sickness and in health, forsaking all others, til death does part us. Words mean things.
 
2012-09-16 08:12:58 AM
This may make some of you weepy, but it makes me sick to my stomach. As far as I'm concerned, a "hero's welcome" seems like piss poor consolation for getting your arms and legs blown off.

Calling every vet a "hero" might make us feel good, but it implies something that's not always true: that they died or sacrificed for a noble cause. I think that we spend too much energy blindly worshiping our veterans, and not enough questioning our reasons for putting them in harm's way in the first place.

It warms my heart to see the wife sticking by her man. She has more integrity, honor, and respect in her little finger than all of the chickenhawk politicians who sent this guy into combat put together. But overall, this is not a happy ending for anyone.
 
2012-09-16 08:19:23 AM

bulldg4life: If you are going to feel that Osama, the Taliban, and AlQ needed to go, then you should be ok with the nation building that goes along with it. If you are going to say that we shouldn't have done any of it or we should've just bombed the hell out of the country for a week, then I don't know what to say.


The problem is that too many Americans make that decision without knowing anything at all about the consequences. Not all of the injured or dead get a slideshow on Fark. The cost is absorbed and lost in the larger "government spends too damn much" conversation. It's far too easy for Americans to pretend that there's no price to pay for sending our troops to war, or that we don't share in the responsibility when someone is injured or killed.

I'm not saying all war is wrong. There are times when it's our best (or only) option. I'm saying we as a nation don't do our homework before cheering our troops off to war.
 
2012-09-16 08:46:48 AM
I can name that love story in 1 picture.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-16 08:47:19 AM

The Why Not Guy: I'm saying we as a nation don't do our homework before cheering our troops off to war.


Oh, I definitely agree with that. Iraq is a perfect example.

I don't mean to imply that I am all gung ho about war without thinking about the horrible costs to our youth. But, I do not view Afghanistan in the same light as Iraq.
 
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