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(Daily Mail)   Dreams come true for a 10-year-old boy with terminal cancer as he is made an honorary serviceman in the United States Army. The dust is wonderfully thick in this story   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 74
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2012-12-21 08:12:10 PM
Yeah, it's all fun and games until he gets deployed
 
2012-12-21 10:28:33 PM
It certainly is dusty, but you'd think his dream would be a cure for cancer
 
2012-12-21 10:28:47 PM
Touching, yes. In the place that wishes that no one ever has to join such organizations.
 
2012-12-21 10:30:13 PM
Good for you kid..

image.shutterstock.com
 
2012-12-21 10:31:58 PM
"Jimmy, you're about to die. You want to join the army?"

"Nah, I want some big ol' titties in my face!"
 
2012-12-21 10:31:59 PM
Wait, the kid is poor? We can't be showing mercy and wasting tax dollars like this ...

/kidding
 
2012-12-21 10:33:14 PM
Let him fly some rubber dogshiat outa hong kong. That cures everything.

wut?
 
2012-12-21 10:33:21 PM
Almost shed a tear when I saw he was on crutches.

Almost.
 
2012-12-21 10:33:53 PM

Nadie_AZ: Wait, the kid is poor? We can't be showing mercy and wasting tax dollars like this ...

/kidding


meh... Federal gov't wastes more on cupcakes...
 
2012-12-21 10:33:54 PM
They should deploy him to Afghanistan because if he jumps on a grenade to save his platoon no loss.
 
2012-12-21 10:36:45 PM
i331.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-21 10:36:59 PM
When he passes away, will they give him a (number)-gun salute? Because that might come close to the definition of irony these days.
 
2012-12-21 10:37:18 PM

jaytkay: They should deploy him to Afghanistan because if he jumps on a grenade to save his platoon no loss.


Put him on a flexi leash and he can be an IED detector.
 
2012-12-21 10:37:32 PM
Pfft, that's nothing.

The US military makes honorary servicemen out of dozens of Pakistani kids each year with laser-guided honorary service packages.

Sometimes they don't even know if there are kids there to receive that honor, how crazy is that!
 
2012-12-21 10:39:51 PM

beer4breakfast: "Jimmy, you're about to die. You want to join the army?"

"Nah, I want some big ol' titties in my face!"


4.bp.blogspot.com

/thank you God
 
2012-12-21 10:40:42 PM
Came for and received a great thread. On the last day of the world, not disappointed.
 
2012-12-21 10:43:01 PM
Awww, man. I need to dust my collection of weird stuff on my shelves, cuz all the dust is almost making the creepy metal wench cry. That generally does not happen.

/don't cry. don't cry! DON'T FARKIN' CRY!
*runs away to cry, cuz I failed at not crying, at least just a little*
 
2012-12-21 10:45:50 PM
Shame he didn't emulate researchers in the biological sciences. Might have gotten a little farther in life.

/self-fellating HERO tag?
 
2012-12-21 10:46:19 PM
I have to say, soldiers with terminal illnesses could be utilized for some interesting missions that we may not currently run due to the risks involved. Furthermore, since we know the outcome of things, perhaps their could be cost savings since your not going to have prolonged medical expenses, pensions, or other long term costs. Hmmm, on second thought, we should be sending recruiters to cancer wards, hospices, and other locations.
 
2012-12-21 10:46:53 PM
Hmmm, I've suggested drafting the elderly and about to die.

This would be half that idea.
 
2012-12-21 10:53:05 PM

beer4breakfast: "Jimmy, you're about to die. You want to join the army?"

"Nah, I want some big ol' titties in my face!"


It's been done

Personally, I think it's a pretty obvious wish for a dying teenager, and one that nobody should give them grief about. Take the necessary precautions and let them at least die with some happy memories.
 
2012-12-21 10:58:11 PM
Terminal? Give him a gun and ship him out, full package. No training. Stick him on guard duty somewhere in Iraq. Full medical benefits for being in the army and his family will make bank when he gets killed off with the insurance.

Seriously, why are we not making this a regular thing? Hell why the fark are death row inmates not defusing IED's?
 
2012-12-21 11:00:15 PM
So they put him in a HUMVEE and blew it up?
 
2012-12-21 11:01:10 PM
Now let me see your war face!
 
2012-12-21 11:06:43 PM
Way better than Elmo paying him a visit
 
2012-12-21 11:07:35 PM
www.hwdyk.com
 
2012-12-21 11:09:40 PM
Has anyone mentioned that we should ship him out to a war zone yet? Cause that would be a funny thing to say.
 
2012-12-21 11:10:04 PM

Daedalus27: I have to say, soldiers with terminal illnesses could be utilized for some interesting missions that we may not currently run due to the risks involved. Furthermore, since we know the outcome of things, perhaps their could be cost savings since your not going to have prolonged medical expenses, pensions, or other long term costs. Hmmm, on second thought, we should be sending recruiters to cancer wards, hospices, and other locations.


Terminal vets try to re-enlist all the time. That doesn't work as gud as you'd think it wud though.
 
2012-12-21 11:22:36 PM
Must have been the Palestinian army. This kid was a mine detector right?
 
2012-12-21 11:25:40 PM
Great. I'm drunk and crying in a bar. Yay!
 
2012-12-21 11:31:58 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-21 11:34:07 PM
I wonder if I'll see this pop up in the "Troops are Welfare Whores" Facebook page...
 
2012-12-21 11:35:03 PM
Boehner then orders some passerby to go to the local shop and buy the large goose hanging in the window.
 
2012-12-21 11:40:13 PM

Frankenstorm: Great. I'm drunk and crying in a bar. Yay!


In other words it is a day that ends with Y...
 
2012-12-21 11:47:24 PM

DanZero: img.photobucket.com


If it's in the spirit of David Bowie's use of Hero I'm okay with it. And this is.
 
2012-12-21 11:49:07 PM

Frankenstorm: Great. I'm drunk and crying in a bar. Yay!


Then you probably shouldn't read this story.
 
2012-12-21 11:51:10 PM

davidphogan: DanZero: img.photobucket.com

If it's in the spirit of David Bowie's use of Hero I'm okay with it. And this is.


Fair enough.
 
2012-12-21 11:55:48 PM
Why didn't he want to become a Marine Core soldier?
 
2012-12-22 12:00:36 AM
Why would he do that!?!? Doesn't he know that servicemen DIE in their tours of duty?!?!
 
2012-12-22 12:01:04 AM
Does he now get to speak with authority in gun threads?
 
2012-12-22 12:10:20 AM
just a scam to get treatment from the VA
 
2012-12-22 12:19:56 AM

Daedalus27: I have to say, soldiers with terminal illnesses could be utilized for some interesting missions that we may not currently run due to the risks involved. Furthermore, since we know the outcome of things, perhaps their could be cost savings since your not going to have prolonged medical expenses, pensions, or other long term costs. Hmmm, on second thought, we should be sending recruiters to cancer wards, hospices, and other locations.


Better would be to find a use for soldiers who suddenly develop conscientious objector disorder.* They would be great at cleaning mine fields and and checking streets for snipers.


* Not talking about soldiers with PSD, but those who signed up thinking that they would never be deployed and therefore would get some free college money, and once their orders to deploy are issued they suddenly realize that their faith/beliefs/whatever prevents them from killing anyone. Seems to me they should have thought of that before joining the military. So, to all those douchebags, clear mines and draw sniper fire!
 
2012-12-22 12:47:03 AM
Man, fark cancer.
 
2012-12-22 12:55:19 AM
Why would anyone force a dying child to have a shiatty job?
 
2012-12-22 01:00:29 AM

Daedalus27: I have to say, soldiers with terminal illnesses could be utilized for some interesting missions that we may not currently run due to the risks involved. Furthermore, since we know the outcome of things, perhaps their could be cost savings since your not going to have prolonged medical expenses, pensions, or other long term costs. Hmmm, on second thought, we should be sending recruiters to cancer wards, hospices, and other locations.


Yes. And we should also get them jetpacks...

kofler.dot.at
 
2012-12-22 01:38:28 AM
Not to be a party pooper, but I always wonder about that stuff. I'm sure that little boy wanted to be an Army man because he wanted to shoot a real gun and drive a jeep and run through an obstacle course. I could imagine all the fanfare and pomp is just lost on him. Poor kid, trying to act grateful while not getting to do any of the stuff he really wanted to.
 
2012-12-22 02:07:12 AM

BeSerious: Touching, yes. In the place that wishes that no one ever has to join such organizations.


2/10  The world is a very bad place with lots and lots of bad people. Your place that wishes there wouldn't be a need for a military is probably the same place that you use to wish really really hard for a unicorn. Go be anti military in another thread please.
 
2012-12-22 02:53:30 AM
Shalaam, Pee Wee, my name is Shlomo!

I'm nine and I've been in the army two years already!

www.radiomouse.com
 
2012-12-22 03:00:47 AM
Looks like Obama is no better than Kony 2012.
 
2012-12-22 03:35:57 AM
I hope his gum isn't all bones.
 
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