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    [*******#000000][*******#555555][FONT=Arial][*******#777777]By Jeannie Nuss - The Associated Press
    Posted : Sunday Mar 11, 2012 16:29:13 EDT
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    PRESCOTT, Ark. — When their older brother Jeremy died in Afghanistan, Ben and Beau Wise did what loyal brothers and soldiers do. They stood solemnly in uniform at his memorial, laid red roses in front of his picture, and Ben spoke bravely to a chapel full of loved ones who came to mourn.

    Soldiers themselves, Ben and Beau knew what their fallen brother had experienced and seen. They knew the difficulties of being a warrior and a devoted husband, and what a testament it was to Jeremy’s character that he had excelled at both.“Jeremy, I miss you and I love you, brother,” Ben said. “And see you again.”

    Two years later, Ben died at a hospital in Germany after an insurgent attack left him with injuries that first cost him his legs, then cost him his life. He was 34, a year younger than Jeremy was when a suicide bomber killed him at a CIA base where he was working as a defense contractor.

    For a family that had already paid the highest price of war, it was time for another funeral, another eulogy, another grave.The eldest Wise boys are two of the thousands of Americans who have died since the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan began. But they share a link that most do not: They were brothers.

    “They laid down their lives, both of them, so that others could live,” their mother, Mary Wise, said.

    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news...nistan-031112/



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    [*******#000000][*******#555555][FONT=Arial][*******#777777]By Jeannie Nuss - The Associated Press
    Posted : Sunday Mar 11, 2012 16:29:13 EDT
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    PRESCOTT, Ark. — When their older brother Jeremy died in Afghanistan, Ben and Beau Wise did what loyal brothers and soldiers do. They stood solemnly in uniform at his memorial, laid red roses in front of his picture, and Ben spoke bravely to a chapel full of loved ones who came to mourn.

    Soldiers themselves, Ben and Beau knew what their fallen brother had experienced and seen. They knew the difficulties of being a warrior and a devoted husband, and what a testament it was to Jeremy’s character that he had excelled at both.“Jeremy, I miss you and I love you, brother,” Ben said. “And see you again.”

    Two years later, Ben died at a hospital in Germany after an insurgent attack left him with injuries that first cost him his legs, then cost him his life. He was 34, a year younger than Jeremy was when a suicide bomber killed him at a CIA base where he was working as a defense contractor.

    For a family that had already paid the highest price of war, it was time for another funeral, another eulogy, another grave.The eldest Wise boys are two of the thousands of Americans who have died since the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan began. But they share a link that most do not: They were brothers.

    “They laid down their lives, both of them, so that others could live,” their mother, Mary Wise, said.

    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news...nistan-031112/

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    RIP Jeremy and Ben Wise. My condolences to their family, especially their parents for having to experience the loss of two sons in war.

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