American Civilian Contractor, Former Marine, Gunny Johns killed in Iraq

Former Marine from south Georgia killed in Iraq
Former Marine from south Georgia killed in Iraq

Former Marine from south Georgia Killed in Iraq

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BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. —

There will be a memorial service Saturday for a former Marine killed in Iraq.

Retired Gunnery Sgt. Moncie Johns was working as a contractor in support of U.S. missions in Basra when he was killed on June 17.

His death happened four days before he planned to return home to the United States to see his family.

Johns served with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and as a drill instructor.

The memorial will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hickox Praise and Worship Church in Nahunta, Georgia.

Flowers can be sent in his name to the church at 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia, 31553.

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BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. —

BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. —

There will be a memorial service Saturday for a former Marine killed in Iraq.

Retired Gunnery Sgt. Moncie Johns was working as a contractor in support of U.S. missions in Basra when he was killed on June 17.

His death happened four days before he planned to return home to the United States to see his family.

Johns served with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and as a drill instructor.

The memorial will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hickox Praise and Worship Church in Nahunta, Georgia.

Flowers can be sent in his name to the church at 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia, 31553.

- See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/former-marine-south-georgia-killed-iraq/ngStY/#sthash.DoWWmZ3s.dpuf

There will be a memorial service Saturday for a former Marine killed in Iraq.

Retired Gunnery Sgt. Moncie Johns was working as a contractor in support of U.S. missions in Basra when he was killed on June 17.

His death happened four days before he planned to return home to the United States to see his family.

Johns served with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and as a drill instructor.

The memorial will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hickox Praise and Worship Church in Nahunta, Georgia.

Flowers can be sent in his name to the church at 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia, 31553.

- See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/former-marine-south-georgia-killed-iraq/ngStY/#sthash.DoWWmZ3s.dpuf

BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. —

There will be a memorial service Saturday for a former Marine killed in Iraq.

Retired Gunnery Sgt. Moncie Johns was working as a contractor in support of U.S. missions in Basra when he was killed on June 17.

His death happened four days before he planned to return home to the United States to see his family.

Johns served with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and as a drill instructor.

The memorial will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hickox Praise and Worship Church in Nahunta, Georgia.

Flowers can be sent in his name to the church at 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia, 31553.

- See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/former-marine-south-georgia-killed-iraq/ngStY/#sthash.DoWWmZ3s.dpuf

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Losing Tim

Ten Years Ago Today

We lost Tim Eysselinck to PTSD, to RONCO, to the Iraq War, to the lies.

The lies continue to this day despite having been made boldly public.

Due to the corporate takeover at every level of our government the

Government Contract Companies and the DBA Insurance Companies

are afforded a License to Kill

Tim Eysselinck remains an Uncounted Casualty

Please read

Iraq War Civilian Contractor Casualty Not Counted: Tim Eysselinck

Tim’s mother, Janet Burroway, has just published a book

Losing Tim

Losing Tim is a memoir by a mother about a soldier son who killed himself. It’s not an easy read. But it’s a beautiful one. Burroway, a National Book Award nominee, welcomes readers to grieve along with her, while also providing a lens into how soldiers, and military contractors, like her son, are changed by their combat experiences. Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, a highly acclaimed volume on PTSD, and a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, comments in the foreword, ”To me, the pain recalls Homer’s Iliad, in which, as James Tatum puts it in The Mourner’s Song, ‘the beauty [of the poetry] is in the killing.”’

Our love to you all

Always in our hearts

2 American Civilian Contractors Killed in Afghanistan

CNN February 11, 2014

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/11/world/asia/afghanistan-contractors-killed/

Two civilian contractors killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week were Americans, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said Tuesday.

The contractors were working with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force when they died Monday.

The attack was a suicide car bombing targeting an ISAF military convoy in eastern Kabul, near the country’s largest detention center, according to one of the city’s district police chiefs, Akbar Ali.

Six other people were injured in the attack, Ali said.

The insurgent group Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin claimed responsibility for the attack, according to group spokesman Eng Haroon Zarghob.

 

KBR’s Gag Orders Revealed

“This is mostly about trying to scare someone into not talking,” McCormack said. “It’s very effective to say you will be fired or sued. This is a very big company with lots of resources.”

Lawsuit brings to light secrecy statements required by KBR

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One of the nation’s largest government contractors requires employees seeking to report fraud to sign internal confidentiality statements barring them from speaking to anyone about their allegations, including government investigators and prosecutors, according to a complaint filed Wednesday and corporate documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Attorneys for a whistleblower suing Halliburton Co. and its former subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, said the statements violate the federal False Claims Act and other laws designed to shield whistleblowers.

 

Drew Meyers, Marine, Civilian Contractor, dies at home

 Cinncinnatti.com

Drew Meyers, 29, of Edgewood, served in the Marine Corps, went to Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, and started a military service organization at Thomas More College before his death on July 14.

Drew Meyers, 29, of Edgewood, served in the Marine Corps, went to Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, and started a military service organization at Thomas More College before his death on July 14.

Service – to country, community and colleagues – was a priority to Drew Meyers, a former Marine corporal.

Meyers, 29, died at his home on Sunday, July 14.  The cause of death was unknown and an autopsy is being performed.

A funeral Mass will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Covington.

Meyers graduated from Holy Cross High School in 2003 and attended Thomas More College for two years before entering the Marine Corps. After a leg injury, he earned an honorable discharge in 2009, and he returned home to complete his education. He also worked at the Kenton County Detention Center.

“When Drew came back from Afghanistan, like most of our veterans, he had to make life choices and didn’t know which way to go,” said Richard Shuey, an assistant professor at Thomas More who also became an adviser and personal friend of Meyers.

“Once a Marine, always a Marine. He wanted to make things easier for other vets. He started Servicemen to Saints to re-acclimate the veterans, to get them involved in social things, in service things and to maintain that camaraderie,” Shuey said.

Servicemen to Saints, a Thomas More College student organization, helped connect former military service members with career and educational resources, veterans benefits and each other.

“I always thought one of Drew’s strengths was that he could help others overcome their issues. He was coming along. You know, a lot of people go to college. …  He’s one that stuck it out and was doing fine. Obviously, he influenced a lot of people,” Shuey said. “He was a guy who had good leadership. He just would go and motivate and organize people, only for the best of reasons and to get them together supporting one another.”

 

Ten Years Ago Today, Still getting screwed over by CNA !!

July 7, 2003

Ricky Watterson, Former Police Officer, Civilian Contractor DynCorp, Injured in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

WCYB.com  July 5, 2013

Ricky Watterson served as a deputy with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office for almost 21 years: from 1984 until 2000 and again from 2002 to 2005.

Long-time friend and co-worker Lt. B.J. Richardson began his career with Watterson. “We worked as correctional officers together, and then we got promoted to the road as road officers. We spent many a year on the road as road officers,” he told us.

But now he’s gone from protecting the streets here to those thousands of miles away. Watterson works for DynCorp International, a security contractor that’s teaching the Afghan National Police security tactics.

On Tuesday, July 2, he saw the danger there up close. A suicide bomber hit Camp Pinnacle, outside of Kabul, killing seven. Three of those killed were Watterson’s peers from DynCorp.

It left a crater 30 feet wide. Watterson had a concussion, cuts and bruises.

Richardson says Watterson went to Aafghanistan to help others, something he did here as well. “He was always willing to help somebody. You call him on the phone [and say], ‘Hey Rick, I need you to come over.’ And he’d be there. He’s that kind of person,” Richardson said

John Martis, United Nations Employee, NATO Accountant killed in Afghanistan Suicide Blast

DaijiWorld  July 4. 2013

john_040713-3John Vikram Martis (34) from Malpe Bailakere near here became a victim of an incident in which a bomb went off on Tuesday July 2 at Afghanistan.

Martis, an employee of United Nations Organization, had been deputed to Afghanistan to work as an accountant for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces deployed in Afghanistan. He had been working in that country since the last four years.

Martis was to leave to Dubai for employment on June 28. However, he had to cancel his trip after a bomb blast incident at the airport there on June 27. He revised his plan and planned to leave for Dubai on July 4, but lost his life on Tuesday July 2 in an unfortunate incident.

Martis always worked inside the office and therefore his family members thought the risk is minimum, unlike the forces which constantly is required to go out and face tough situations. On Tuesday, bomb blast occurred inside the NATO office. Martis, who was critically injured, breathed his last.

Martis was unmarried. He is survived by aged parents, two brothers, and a sister. He belonged to Thottam parish.

Two of Martis’ brothers have left for Afghanistan. They are expected to return with the body of Martis within four or five days.

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