Monday, June 20, 2011

Cool Story


U.K. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Leaves Friends $160G for Las Vegas Party

Credit: Published June 20, 2011 |


YORK, England –  A British soldier killed by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan left $161,500 in his will -- so his friends could go on vacation to Las Vegas, The Sun reported Monday.

Royal Marine David Hart, who had taken out a $403,800 life insurance policy before he was deployed to Afghanistan, stipulated in a letter that in the event of his death, his friends and their partners should travel to Sin City for a massive party in his memory.

"In his letter David said he had had a great life and had no regrets about anything. He always said he would do something like this if something bad happened," friend Andy Hare said. "He said, 'Go and have a good time and spend all this money.'"

Now, one year after 23-year-old Hart's death, 32 friends will fly to Nevada to honor his final wishes.

Hart, a combat medic, also set aside money for his family as well as $80,700 for a charity for wounded Marines.

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Cool story aside, I just don’t know how these families and mothers survive losing a son like that (or any other way).  They are all so young.  We definitely owe so many people a debt of gratitude.  Our government here in the U.S. really does not take care of these families and wounded soldiers and their families as well as they should.  It’s disgraceful.

Sorry to be a bummer, but it’s true!


  1. Agreed!

    Too bad he didn't get to go with his friends to Vegas. I'm not sure how I'd deal with losing a child in any manner but in a war would be more awful, I think.

  2. I don't know what to say....


  3. You don't see everyday a young man that gives his life for country and family that is so mature beyond years that had his life plan in the event he did not make it. God Bless him and all the young men and woman that are fighting this dam war. It is sad even in our country our men and woman who served and now can't find jobs losing there homes can't feed there family's yet everyone is free because of there service keeping our country free. It is sad.

  4. I'm so glad neither of my boys had to go to war. My husband is all interested in wars and war history.. as a woman, I just don't get the whole war mentality. Too bad more women aren't in charge of things.

  5. goosebumps running up both arms and down both legs. You have done it today. Great heart-felt story.

    What are you up to today?

  6. Oh my goodness, I missed your large granny square blanket. Missed your bunting. And just now am catching up. Glad you had a nice outing with Dad. What about your kiddos. They are not in town are they? Sad about the guy who died, but kind of neat what he did.
    Love the jar pin cushion too! You have been a busy lady? When on earth do you work?

  7. gave me chills.
    is a very cool story.

  8. Oh Pam, I agree! According to the US Constitution, our military was only supposed to protect our soil not fight other countries wars on their soil (according to that we'd have maybe close to 0 deaths except for training mishaps). With all the waste that the Feds do and the exorbitant paychecks and perks to some fed gov. workers and the fact that we give so much to foreign nations and give Soc. Security to people who have never paid into it, that we should take better care of our military and their families! Amen!

  9. Such a lovely story.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to 'steal' it if you don't mind.

  11. God bless every soldier, and their loved ones.


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