Pfc. Darrel J. Riblett, who won the Purple Heart after being wounded by shrapnel in a November attack near Kazimiyah, Iraq, died Aug. 14 of a self- inflicted gunshot wound. He was 20...I can't even write about this stuff anymore. I blew my emotional load on Dave Guindon. Sorry.
...In January, Riblett was awarded the Purple Heart in a ceremony at Fort Riley, where he was on active duty until Aug. 7. An Army general asked Riblett if he could offer anything else. Riblett, remembering the scant military presence at his grandfather's funeral, asked for a rifle- volley service at his grandfather's grave.
Monday, August 23, 2004
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