Monday, December 3, 2007

Another price of war paid but not acknowledge

Along the lines of uncounted deaths, here yet another one. I posted it yesterday on my blog. There are thousands of others but no one is putting them all together. has tried. They have four or five they found not counted anywhere except by their families.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sammantha Arlene Owen Ewing after Walter Reed a casket
From the Washington Post report on Army 1st Lt. Elizabeth Whiteside. Yet one more death that did not have to happen. One more soldier gone.Tom Whiteside comforts his daughter at the funeral of Sammantha Owen-Ewing, a soldier who hung herself last week. Whiteside and Owen-Ewing were friends on Ward 54 at Walter Reed.Owen-Ewing lost all her medical benefits when she left the Army earlier this year.

Ewing, Sammantha Arlene (Owen)

Sammantha Arlene Owen Ewing, 20, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in Pawtucket, R.I. Sammantha was born in Orem, Utah, on Dec. 7, 1986, to Samuel and Linda Greene, and later adopted by Jason and Diana Owen. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 2005. She married Scott Ewing on June 12, 2007. Sammantha pursued her desire to work in the medical field while in the Army. She planned to continue her educational goals while also working as an EMT in Rhode Island. Sammantha was adventurous. She loved to travel and enjoyed learning from each new experience. Sammantha loved roller coasters, collecting seashells at the beach, photography, scrap booking, painting and beading. Her greatest joy was spending time with her siblings, Rebekah, Michael, Alexxa and Mookey. Sammantha was sweet, thoughtful and loving. She brought joy to the lives of those around her. We were blessed to know Samm and we will miss her very much. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at the Bothwell LDS chapel. Friends and family may call from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Interment is at Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Why is this still happening? How many other deaths not counted? How many other born heroes need to die from this wound that do not need to die?