Wednesday, August 25

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Father Burns Marine Van When Told Son Killed In Iraq

A man was severely burned Wednesday when he set fire to a Marine Corps van after being told that his Marine son had been killed in Iraq, police said.

Three U.S. Marines went to the house in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon and told the parents of a 20-year-old Marine that their son died Tuesday in combat in Najaf, Iraq, police said.

The father, Carlos Arredondo, 44, then walked into the open garage, picked up a can of gasoline, a propane tank and a lighting device, Hollywood police Capt. Tony Rode said. He smashed the van's window with the propane tank and doused the van with gasoline before setting it ablaze.

"The father was in disbelief, same as any of us would be after hearing this kind of news," Rode said. "But then the father basically loses it. You can only imagine what this father was going through. He snapped to say the least."
One of close to 1,000 stories of unspeakable grief, thanks to Bush's WMD war...