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Soldier's wife says husband died for "lost" cause
13 abr 2004
Un testimoni de la segona edició de la guerra del Vietnam que tot just ara comença a l'Iraq.
Soldier's wife says husband died for "lost" cause

By JAY LINDSAY
Associated Press Writer

BOSTON The wife of an Army specialist killed in Iraq said Tuesday that her husband was killed by "an ungrateful people" as he fought for a cause "that has lost all meaning."

Spc. Peter Enos, 24, died on Friday in Bayji, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. Bayji is in the "Sunni Triangle," an area north and west of Baghdad where Iraq's Sunni Muslims are dominant and most attacks against U.S. forces have taken place.

Shannon Enos, 22, said she last spoke to her husband last Wednesday, when he said none of the soldiers deserved the fear and suffering they were experiencing.

"The people there seemed to be so ungrateful for all the things the Americans are doing for them," Shannon Enos said. "I feel that Peter's life was taken by an ungrateful people and for a cause that has lost all meaning."

Peter Enos is the son of Joseph and Deborah Enos. He and Shannon had a 6-month-old son, Marcus.

"He was a great child, he was a fantastic person, a wonderful person," Deborah Enos said of her son.

Peter Enos was a kind husband and father, his wife said. He was extremely handy, she said, and loved to take things apart to see how they worked.

"He was loved so much and his loss has left an un-repairable hole in my heart and his parents as well," she said.

Shannon Enos said her husband believed in his country and was willing to undertake any mission he was assigned.

Before he left for Iraq about two months ago, he was convinced that the military was serving a noble purpose there. But he became disillusioned during his time there, she said.

Shannon Enos said she hoped to hear President Bush discuss his exit strategy from Iraq during a press briefing scheduled for Tuesday night.

"My hope is I want to hear that the troops are coming home," she said. "I want to stop hearing about extensions."

Enos was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Enos is at least the 13th Massachusetts resident to die in the war in Iraq.

As of Tuesday, 671 U.S. service members had died since the beginning of operations in Iraq last year, according to the military.
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http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040413/APN/404130724

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Re: Soldier's wife says husband died for "lost" cause
13 abr 2004
Es evident que els pobres Ianquis no entenen res de res...
Re: Soldier's wife says husband died for "lost" cause
13 abr 2004
Pues vaya, fue "asesinado por unos desagradecidos"... lo que hay que leer...

Uno se hace militar por algo, sino se alistase nadie, que bonito seria todo... Sin soldados no hay guerras... Asi nos va.
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