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kadesha
04-23-2007, 09:20 PM
Don't know the details yet, we just found out.

:(

ETA: It was a suicide bomber in Baghdad that killed 8 others in addition to Ryen. Ryen was only 19 years old.

ibrowse17
04-23-2007, 09:44 PM
As a vet, I feel your loss and honor your cousin's service. God bless you and your family.

pjbs35a
04-23-2007, 09:44 PM
Prayers for you and your family.

gueli
04-23-2007, 09:48 PM
I am sorry to hear such sad news.
Good luck with everything.
All who die or are wounded in this war deserve the entire country's thank you...weather one belives in the rightousness of this war or not...the troops are our brother's, sisters, Mom & Dads, cousins and so on...my great sympathy for you and all families who have lost someone fighting for the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
:(
Mike

1EeyoreFan
04-23-2007, 09:50 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

Strmchsr
04-23-2007, 09:54 PM
So sorry to hear the news. My prayers are with you and your family. I very much appreciate the sacrifice your family has made. :flag:

jodijo
04-23-2007, 10:06 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

disneyfan369
04-23-2007, 10:14 PM
I am so sorry to hear that. I appreciate your family's sacrifice, and I will keep you in my prayers.

Melanie
04-23-2007, 10:15 PM
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. :(

cetacean01
04-23-2007, 10:29 PM
Deepest Condolances

Ian
04-23-2007, 10:31 PM
My family and I are very sorry for your loss. On behalf of myself, my wife, and my two children, please pass along our sincere thanks and prayers to the rest your cousin's family for his sacrifice.

And please ... no matter what you read or hear from anyone, don't ever let it trivialize the tremendous honor with which your cousin served his country.

MissStyles
04-23-2007, 10:41 PM
My thoughts are with you and your family during this hard time.

kadesha
04-23-2007, 11:21 PM
Thank you to you all. We've just got word that is was a suicide bomber.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and support.

Mousefever
04-23-2007, 11:24 PM
I'm so sorry that you lost someone dear to you. My prayers are with you and your family.

tiggers_1
04-23-2007, 11:49 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Here we go again...
04-24-2007, 12:17 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeff G
04-24-2007, 12:31 AM
You and your family are in our prayers!

:flag: :flag: :flag:

Belle--86
04-24-2007, 12:32 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. YOU and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.:(

kadesha
04-24-2007, 12:33 AM
the articles are popping up on CNN and MSNBC now. Thank you all so much, it's nice to know people care!

imaprincess!
04-24-2007, 12:36 AM
I will fly my flag tomorrow in honor of your cousin. :flag:

mrsgaribaldi
04-24-2007, 01:02 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your family and your cousin's family know that your cousin's service and sacrifice are very much appreciated. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Melanie
04-24-2007, 01:26 AM
the articles are popping up on CNN and MSNBC now. Thank you all so much, it's nice to know people care!

I saw that and wondered if this was the same. Was he in the group or the single soldier?

More prayers headed your way!

Jeremy
04-24-2007, 02:13 AM
I am sorry.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

ChipnDaleGal
04-24-2007, 06:24 AM
I am very sorry for your loss. :pixie: for your whole family. :(

vizsla
04-24-2007, 06:41 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and pixie dust on the way for you and your family.

faline
04-24-2007, 06:52 AM
I'm so sorry for the loss your family has suffered.

Bethis26fan
04-24-2007, 09:01 AM
I'm so sorry for the loss your family has suffered

Jeri Lynn
04-24-2007, 09:03 AM
My deepest condolences to you and your family.

DVC2004
04-24-2007, 09:16 AM
I'm so sorry!:( My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.:(

hoop de do
04-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Sympathy and condolences for you and your family.

ElenitaB
04-24-2007, 09:30 AM
I am so, so sorry for your family's loss.

kakn7294
04-24-2007, 09:54 AM
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

disneydrmr
04-24-2007, 09:57 AM
:flag: I am so sorry for your loss. You family is in my thoughts and prayers. :flag:

mtown71
04-24-2007, 09:57 AM
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers are headed your way. May God bless you all!

offwego
04-24-2007, 09:59 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss.

5fromabove
04-24-2007, 10:03 AM
:( God Bless Your Family, especially your cousin. So sorry.

Christine
04-24-2007, 10:10 AM
I am incredibly sorry for your family's loss.

I am in complete awe of service men and women. Their honor, bravery, and patriotism is truly admirable, heroic, and selfless. The loss of each soldier is one that affects the entire country.

God bless him and keep him. :flag:

MNNHFLTX
04-24-2007, 10:35 AM
I am so sorry about your cousin. He and his family will be in my prayers. :(

RedSoxFan
04-24-2007, 10:42 AM
I am very sorry to hear about your cousin. He and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless :(

conorsmom2000
04-24-2007, 11:07 AM
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. :flag: :(

crazypoohbear
04-24-2007, 11:17 AM
I am very sorry for the loss of your cousin.

May God bless his family and keep them safe.

As an "army brat" I have always felt that the men and women in the military deserve our unwavering support.
Regardless of people's personal opinions about the war or president everyone SHOULD fully and wholeheartedly support the men and women who make daily sacrifices for us as a nation.:flag: :flag:

bucky at disney
04-24-2007, 11:48 AM
My prayers go out to you and your family.

Words cannot express the gratitude the sacrifice that your family - especially your cousin has made for our country.:flag:

pixiemom
04-24-2007, 12:16 PM
So Sorry For Your Loss.
Our Prayers Are With Your Family.
May Your Intercot Family Bring You Some
Comfort During This Difficult Time.

kadesha
04-24-2007, 12:30 PM
I saw that and wondered if this was the same. Was he in the group or the single soldier?

More prayers headed your way!

I'm pretty sure that he was in the group of 9. Someone from Ft. Bragg is coming with more details today and to help with arrangements. The names are being released sometime this evening or tonight. His name is Ryen King.

murphy1
04-24-2007, 01:12 PM
Oh, Kadesha, I'm so sorry! I come from a huge military family and am married to a former Naval Lieutenant. Our cousin was over there for a year as an army nurse. Many prayers go to you and yours.

LauraleeH
04-24-2007, 01:20 PM
I'm so sorry. I am praying for your family.

merlinmagic4
04-24-2007, 02:17 PM
I'm so sorry. That is a terrible loss. We thank him for his service to our country.

Nascfan
04-24-2007, 02:33 PM
My heart goes out to you and your family in sympathy for your loss. You will be in my prayers and I salute your cousin for the sacrifice he made. God bless.

Tinkerfreak
04-24-2007, 03:14 PM
I am sorry to hear such sad news.
Good luck with everything.
All who die or are wounded in this war deserve the entire country's thank you...weather one belives in the rightousness of this war or not...the troops are our brother's, sisters, Mom & Dads, cousins and so on...my great sympathy for you and all families who have lost someone fighting for the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
:(
Mike

I agree with you 100%.

Dsnygirl
04-24-2007, 03:14 PM
I am so sorry to hear that. Sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. :(

2Epcot
04-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I grew up in a military family. My dad was in the service, and served in Vietnam. Luckily he returned in good health. We thank your cousin, and all of of those serving in the armed forces, for the sacrafices that have been made for our freedom.

ChipDale
04-24-2007, 04:30 PM
:flag: My sincere condolences to you and your family and my sincere gratitude for your cousin's sacrifice. :flag:

jillluvsdisney
04-24-2007, 05:45 PM
I am so sorry for you and your family's loss.

Tinkermom
04-24-2007, 06:21 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. Please also relay my family's deepest appreciation for your cousin's sacrifice.:flag:

Sean Riley Taylor's Mom
04-24-2007, 10:10 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.

I have a cousin in Iraq too. He was deployed in January.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

mouseaddict
04-25-2007, 12:26 AM
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope that all of the Pixie Dust that has been sent can help you to get through this terrible time. I am sure we all would like you to know that if you need anything or just to vent we will be here to support you 100%

A Big Kid
04-25-2007, 11:31 AM
I am humbled by the sacrifices others make in my name. God bless those who suffered in this loss and please accept my family's deepest condolences, however small they may seem in your time of need.

bleukarma
04-25-2007, 11:46 AM
I am so sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. My condolences and gratitude goes out to you and your cousin.

Here we go again...
04-25-2007, 01:05 PM
Kadesha,
Have you heard any more about when he is coming home?
Where is his home? I am sure some of our fellow Intercotees would like to go and honor him if they are in the area.

How are you and the family holding up?

aprilisis
04-25-2007, 01:18 PM
I am so, so sorry for you and your family's loss.

MsMin
04-25-2007, 01:39 PM
I am deeply saddened my the news of your loss. Sending prayers and my sincerest condolences to you and your family. :flag:

NYC WDW Fan
04-25-2007, 01:41 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

We appreciate, and are humbled, by your family's service and sacrifice. :flag:

My God help you and family in this difficult time, and may He bless and keep your cousin.

Extra strength NYC prayers and pixie dust on the way for you and your family.

:magic: :pixie: :pixie: :pixie:

SurferStitch
04-25-2007, 01:53 PM
I am so sorry. :(

Many prayers and pixie dust on the way...

:angel: :pixie: :angel: :pixie: :angel: :pixie: :angel:

kadesha
04-25-2007, 07:58 PM
Kadesha,
Have you heard any more about when he is coming home?
Where is his home? I am sure some of our fellow Intercotees would like to go and honor him if they are in the area.

How are you and the family holding up?

He will be arriving in 7-10 days, the cannot give us a certain date. If anyone in the northeast Georgia area is interested, you can pm me for the location of the memorial.

The family is doing well. Just having all of this time to wait is very difficult. Thank you all for your support, it's nice to have such wonderful people who care!!!

Namine'
04-25-2007, 08:36 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Scar
04-25-2007, 08:52 PM
May God bless Ryen King, his family, and all who have sacrificed for our country.

Please know that all of America honors the sacrifice he has made.

princessjojo
04-25-2007, 10:31 PM
My prayers go out to you and your family. I thank your cousin and his family for their sacrafice to assure that me and mine are safe and secure this evening. They are all great men and women over there fighting for us.

Again, I thank him for his service. He was, I'm sure, a very brave man.

TheMartellFamily
04-25-2007, 10:42 PM
It is such a sad loss, we wish the family, friends, and others involved with his life our sympathy. We make sure from my family to thank for what he did, and for our country. We honor him. What a great person! We can not show our gratitude enough. Our sincerest sympathies to everyone. Thank you for letting us know about him, and maybe these statements here will make this hard situation better in some way.

tinksmom02
04-25-2007, 11:50 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

DisneyOtaku
04-25-2007, 11:58 PM
I am so sorry to hear that. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

pogo
04-26-2007, 12:15 AM
As a vet, I feel your loss and honor your cousin's service. God bless you and your family.
As another vet, I agree with you. :flag:

weswerx
04-26-2007, 12:19 AM
So sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Bookseller
04-26-2007, 12:33 AM
I am sorry to hear about your cousin's fate. Be sure that he dint leave this world in shame; He put his life on the line to secure the freedoms and liberties of your country. It's because of mens like him that our societies can live without the fear of tyrans.

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. Your late cousin was a Hero and need to be remembered this way.

mttafire
04-26-2007, 12:48 AM
I am sorry to hear about your cousin's fate. Be sure that he dint leave this world in shame; He put his life on the line to secure the freedoms and liberties of your country. It's because of mens like him that our societies can live without the fear of tyrans.

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. Your late cousin was a Hero and need to be remembered this way.

100% add me to this post. As a Veteran let me also say...God Bless you and your family. The word Hero is used alot these days BUT, A Soldier that gives his/her life for our Nation IS a true Hero! God Bless you. Regards, Shawn

Pop Centurion
04-26-2007, 07:01 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you, your family, and everyone who was touched by your Cousin.

BrerGnat
04-27-2007, 03:18 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. :(

The losses of this war have really hit home for us the past couple of years. Unfortunately, one of my DH's duties has been to notify families when their loved ones have died in service. It has been very tough on us emotionally to have to deal with this over and over again.

I feel for what your family is going through. I will be praying for you all during this tough time.

Here we go again...
04-27-2007, 04:01 PM
I am sorry to hear about your cousin's fate. Be sure that he dint leave this world in shame; He put his life on the line to secure the freedoms and liberties of your country. It's because of mens like him that our societies can live without the fear of tyrans.

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. Your late cousin was a Hero and need to be remembered this way.

Perfectly put.
You have to have a lot of respect and admiration for someone that chooses to protect our rights.

My nephew is stationed in Bahgdad. I pray everyday that he comes home safe. I am so proud of him. He has turned into quite a gentleman.

grammie
04-27-2007, 04:10 PM
Please accept my deepest sympathies...

Kate In Wonderland
04-27-2007, 04:38 PM
I am truly sorry for your loss...

Tick-Tock
04-27-2007, 04:41 PM
I'm very sorry. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of his family.

kadesha
04-28-2007, 12:18 AM
I am very sorry for your loss. :(

The losses of this war have really hit home for us the past couple of years. Unfortunately, one of my DH's duties has been to notify families when their loved ones have died in service. It has been very tough on us emotionally to have to deal with this over and over again.

I feel for what your family is going through. I will be praying for you all during this tough time.


wow, what a difficult job!! That thought went through my head after we found out, how difficult it must be for the men that have to deliver that horrible news on a regular basis. The gentlemen who came with our news were very kind and helpful, we really appreciated them. I'm sure your husband is the same, many hugs to you and your husband, I can only imagine how difficult it must be.

Once again, thank you all for your support. Ryen's memorial will be sometime at the end of next week, I appreciate all of the support I've got here!

Ms.Disney
04-28-2007, 12:37 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. When I read your post it made me cry. I am 21 years old and I know 3 people that have been to Iraq to fight in this war..sadly only 2 of them came back alive. We all thank your cousin for his services he is a hero. We will keep you and your family in our prayers God Bless.

GINNY69
04-28-2007, 09:01 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss ! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your Cousin is a true hero to this country. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family..

DisneyCrazyET
04-28-2007, 09:15 PM
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Cousin is a hero.
Take care.

Emily
04-29-2007, 11:09 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss. :( You and your family are very much in my thoughts. Having a nephew in Afghanistan right now I know my family and I understand and sincerely appreciate the sacrifice that all of our service men and women, and their families, make for our country. Your cousin is most definitely a hero.

GusNJacque
04-30-2007, 01:09 AM
I am sooooooooooo sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Know that your Intercot family is here for you. **hugs**

I've had lots of friends go over. Thankfully they have each returned. My Father was a Marine & I work for a Marine & do lots with the Pentagon so I have a great fondness and respect for our men and women in uniform.

God bless.

Figgyluv03
04-30-2007, 01:59 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

PAYROLL PRINCESS
04-30-2007, 02:12 PM
My sympathies to you and your family. What a tragic loss.
I too have a friend in Iraq and he said things were getting very "lively" where he is.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this senseless war. I hope they all come home soon-safe and sound!

Donald Duck 224
04-30-2007, 05:28 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Chescat
04-30-2007, 08:35 PM
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Your cousin is a hero to our country along with all the other men and women that serve to protect us.

MauiMouse
04-30-2007, 08:38 PM
Thoughts and prayers going out to your family. :(

Jessie
05-01-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss :(

buzznwoodysmom
05-02-2007, 12:00 AM
I'm a little late, but wanted to say how very sorry I am for the loss of your family memeber. My husband served in Iraq 2 years ago and I pray everyday that he never has to go back. Please let your family know how much we appreciate your cousin's service!

ImagiAsh
05-02-2007, 12:52 PM
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.