Tuesday, June 03, 2008

to the family and friends of Christian Cotner

i am so very sorry for your loss. my heart (and soul) goes out to you

State Marine Dies In Iraq
Waterbury Man Remembered For Positive Attitude


DAVE ALTIMARI And SHAWN R. BEALS Courant Staff Writers
WATERBURY — - A former Wilby High School student who talked about going into the Marines all through high school died in his first tour of duty in Iraq.The military notified 21-year-old Christian Cotner's family on Friday that he had died. Details about how he died have not been released, and the military has not publicly announced his death.Cotner is the 42nd person with ties to Connecticut to die in either Afghanistan or Iraq.The news of his death came the same day U.S. officials announced that the number of military deaths had plunged in May to the lowest monthly level in more than four years. U.S. officials said 21 American service members were killed in May, one more than the lowest monthly figure for the war set in February 2004............

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a friend of christians i just wanted to say thanks for your support =( it's a horrid thing that he's gone but it's nice to know he isn't forgotten

a rose is a rose said...

no one will be forgotten for their sacrifices. no politics on these postings (from me that is). i do enough of that at other times.

from what i've read about christian, i KNOW he will never be forgotten

Anonymous said...

i knew Christian as a kid. i was not the nicest person to him... in fact, i was down-right mean to him. he did not deserve that and he does not deserve this. christian, i am so sorry. rest in peace. i will pray for your family.

Anonymous said...

i knew Christian very well. He is the love of my life. We dated for quite some time. I just want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. He will NEVER be forgotten

a rose is a rose said...

anon, kids do STUPID things. they can be mean and cruel. i wouldn't worry about what you did as a child IF as an adult you are a good person. if how you acted as a child is bothering you now, it would seem to me, you certainly have some type of moral fortitude. i think christian would have said never mind about the past bro let's be cool NOW

anon (the 4:17 anon) as i said, he won't be forgotten AND i'm sure you lit up a part of his soul and became that part.

i'm so very sorry for your loss

freddyv said...

i knew christian growing up and i effin miss that kid!! he is one reason why i am proud to be serving my coutry also!! i love and miss you kid!

a rose is a rose said...

thank you for serving freddyv