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Monday, October 16, 2006
Colonel Dirk Spanton, United States Army
by Cordeiro
Colonel Dirk Spanton survived three tours of duty spanning 32 months in Iraq. He cleared mines, dodged bullets and RPGs, and led his Special Forces soldiers into battle on countless occasions.

Last Friday, via Blackfive, news came that Colonel Spanton passed away from liver cancer - symptoms of which were masked by the rigors of combat in Iraq.

Stanton was proud of the service he gave his nation. He considered himself lucky to have had the chance to come home to bid farewell to his wife and five children.

We, as a nation, are lucky to have men like Colonel Stanton on the front lines of our defense. Men of his caliber are all too rare.

Fare thee well, Colonel. Godspeed.
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