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Old 05-11-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Ft. Hood Soldier Killed In Somerville

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A soldier from Ft. Hood was killed Saturday night while racing through the city of Somerville on his motorcycle at speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour.
Somerville police say that 22-year old Mark West of Ohio was killed during the pursuit when a Ford Explorer pulled out from a convenience store and into the path of West’s motorcycle.
Burleson County Sheriff’s deputies began pursuing the motorcyclist on highway 36 at about 8:30 on Saturday night when they saw him riding through the county in a reckless manner.
The pursuit until he struck the vehicle. The motorcyclist was taken to the St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center where he was declared dead at 9:30 Saturday night.
You going to ride stupid, you better be tough. RIP to the fallen rider and prays out to his family and friends.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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I read somewhere that more Marines have died in motorcycle accidents in the US in thepast 5 years then in Afghanistan the whole war, WTF!!
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that's crazy if so.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:39 PM   #5
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I read somewhere that more Marines have died in motorcycle accidents in the US in thepast 5 years then in Afghanistan the whole war, WTF!!
no, its more like a year in iraq vs a year in the states that more marines have died in motorcycle accidents; also the number is around 25 motorcycle deaths in 2008? i think?

this isnt normal which is why the military freaks out when stuff like this happens, the same thing happened some months ago when the army lost more people to suicide than in iraq
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I wonder if he had been over to the devil's armpit or another theatre recently? knows we all needed time to adjust coming home. It took me 6 months to catch my snap, and I always felt like I had it together. RIP to the soldier; thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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my friend in the airforce right now said he cant even own a bike on the base. due to the adrenaline junkies and dumbasses there
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I read somewhere that more Marines have died in motorcycle accidents in the US in thepast 5 years then in Afghanistan the whole war, WTF!!
dunno if the # is true for 5 yrs, but i know it was true for 1 yr during the war.

the armed forces have made up a special class for soldiers who own sportbikes for this very reason.
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Its probably cuz they dont give a FK what happens to them at times....I have several friends in diff branches of the US military and ALL of them that have been over seas do some questionable stuff wether it be riding like an complete fkin idiot, or something else.....I wont go in to details but I can understand how going to war can mess you up mentally and then when your home you dont give a .....Sad really which is why I hope I never have to go to war, but at the same time I have the utmost respect for the people that choose to......Im not one to judge people but based on some peoples actions that is what it seems.....
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Its probably cuz they dont give a FK what happens to them at times....I have several friends in diff branches of the US military and ALL of them that have been over seas do some questionable stuff wether it be riding like an complete fkin idiot, or something else.....I wont go in to details but I can understand how going to war can mess you up mentally and then when your home you dont give a .....Sad really which is why I hope I never have to go to war, but at the same time I have the utmost respect for the people that choose to......
truff and most military bike wrecks also involve alky.
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If you haven't seen Hurt Locker...that's what happens to a lot of guys. I am a veteran. It is tough getting back to normal for a lot of people. Depends on what you have been through and what you have seen.
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dunno if the # is true for 5 yrs, but i know it was true for 1 yr during the war.

the armed forces have made up a special class for soldiers who own sportbikes for this very reason.
the army mandated MSF and pay for it. no MSF no riding on post. period!

se we all have to get it.
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This was made for the Marine as part of their MSF class. Semper Ride! Wish I could get my hands on a copy.

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Reminds me of all the stupid I did on my bike when I was in the USMC stationed in North Carolina.

Great riding up there, but horrible conditions to play "pretend" trackday. Tall, THICK trees on either side of the road don't tend to be very soft on the body when you hit them at 80-90 mph. At the same time, when you head to the mountains, you either go into the mountain, or off it.

bless trackdays. Be smart people. There's a time and place for everything......
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:40 AM   #18
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In the 82nd back in the early 90's they had this sign out in front of the the division on the road that counted division death's if it got to 82 days no deaths we got a three day weekend. It rarely got there, motorcycle wrecks were some of the big contributors. We weren't involved in any major conflicts back then, things were quite we were just killing ourselves. I remember doing some really stupid when I was 21ish. I remember some of the other guys did also. A lot of stupid drinking accidents, in cars, motorcycles and out of them, dude drunk drowning in swimming pool, off the top of roofs and falling off, I remember this one guy was drunk and pulled over a coke machine on top of him.
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