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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

R.I.P. Cpl. Xhacob Latorre

21, of Waterbury, Conn.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Dec. 8 of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Staff report (from

A North Carolina-based Marine injured in Afghanistan in August died Tuesday, according to the Defense Department.

Cpl. Xhacob Latorre, 21, of Waterbury, Conn., died of wounds he suffered Aug. 10 during combat operations in Helmand province. He lost both legs when he was struck by an improvised explosive device, according to the Warrior’s Wish Foundation Web site. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Latorre, a mortar man, joined the Corps in June 2005, according to II Marine Expeditionary Force release. He served two tours in Iraq, one in July 2006 and another in late 2007.

He is survived by his wife and son.

(The following is taken from of 17 Dec. 2009)WATERBURY, Conn. -- On Thursday, friends and family gathered in Waterbury to remember Xhacob Latorre, who died last week as he tried to recover from wounds he suffered while serving in Afghanistan.

Latorre's aunt, Carmen Lasalle, spoke on behalf of the family and said, "Xhacob was a very unique person. He was lovable, respectful and touched many lives. There was absolutely nothing bad about him; we enjoyed his presence every second of the day."

Latorre served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was injured in an explosion in August. Both of his legs were amputated and he was being treated in Texts when he died, surrounded by his family.

Lasalle said, "Our family is hurting tremendously, but we are so thankful to God almighty that he was brought back to us alive and that we could be with him in his last days."

Latorre leaves behind his wife and young son. The fallen Marine was escorted from his hometown of Waterbury to the state's veteran cemetery in Middletown by a motorcade which included dozens of police officers and members of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Lasale said, "He was a wonderful son, the best husband a wife can ask, a great father to his son Javier, a wonderful brother, nephew and grandson. We all love him so much; it will be very hard to continue without him, but he will live forever in our hearts and will always be part of our lives."

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