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string1946 07-19-2012 01:08 PM

Erica's Final Ride.
A young lady from our small town was killed in Afganistan last week by a roadside bomb. They brought her home yesterday. This was her last ride.

orangello 07-19-2012 01:28 PM

:( Rest in Peace.

primer1 07-19-2012 01:34 PM

Sad, we need outta there. Thanks girl.

RiverRat68 07-22-2012 10:27 PM

Thanks Erica, for your sacrifice, you'll never be forgotten!!

canebrake 07-22-2012 10:37 PM

Godspeed Erica

Knee-mail inbound

Axxe55 07-22-2012 10:55 PM

Rest in Peace, Erica. God Bless the ultimate sacrifice you have made in service of our country.

guys, i consider myself a strong man, but watching that video brought tears to my eyes.

sgttessnc 07-22-2012 11:05 PM

I receive a feed on facebook of DoD notices and haven't seen hers yet. but my sympathies go out to her and her family and friends. It is hard to lose Soldiers/friends/family members. I honor her and her ultimate sacrifice. Godspeed Erica.


SGT Doug Tessier

oh and to String1946 love the profile pick of the Thud. A plane so ugly is beautiful. They could use a few of them in Afganistan.
NC National Guard
OIF 09-10
Op Restore Hope 1992

Sniper03 07-22-2012 11:35 PM


Thank you for sharing this with us! As always being a vet, it brings tears to my eyes! God no doubt has a special place for America's Heroes like Erica! As well as those who serve and those like her that have given the ultimate price for us here at home and our Freedom. May God bless her and her family. And may she know that she is a true hero in our eyes! I understand she was one of the 6 that got killed in that incident.

*Evil shall only flourish if Good Men (& Women like Erica) do nothing!


sgttessnc 07-23-2012 09:03 PM

Here is a copy of the feed I receive.
May all of these Soldiers rest in peace.

released July 12, 2012

Staff Sergeant Ricardo Seija, 31, of Tampa, Florida, Specialist Erica P. Alecksen, 21, of Eatonton, Georgia, Specialist Clarence Williams III, 23, of Brooksville, Flaorida, Private 1st Class. Trevor B. Adkins, 21, of Spring Lake, North Carolina, Private 1st Class Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, of Porterville, California, and Private 1st Class Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20, of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, died July 8th, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.

levelcross 07-23-2012 10:42 PM

Prayers for her family, ultimate respect for her and the price she paid to serve Our Country.

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