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Friday, August 10, 2012

Tribute to NPS Ranger Kris Eggle on the 10th Anniversary of his Death

Kris Eggle
Kris Eggle

By Velcro, Conservative Observer AZ.  Until tonight, I had never heard of Kris Eggle. I will own a lot of that, but its also pretty telling that I had not seen anything over the years in the media about him.
From Michelle Malkin:
"Ten years ago today, National Park Service Ranger Kris Eggle gave his life for his country. As his family noted on the Kris Eggle memorial website: “In the wake of 9/11, Kris protected his country by intercepting thousands of pounds of illegal drugs, many weapons, and hundreds of illegal lawbreakers from foreign countries, and by guarding a 31-mile stretch of our nation’s southern boundary. Kris Eggle was shot and killed in the line of duty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on August 9, 2002, while pursuing members of a drug cartel hit squad who fled into the United States after committing a string of murders in Mexico. He was 28 years old. As a fellow Organ Pipe ranger commented, ‘Kris died serving his country and his death has great value and meaning. But the life of Kris Eggle, even more than his death, continues to set the standard.’”"

It is worth reading the rest of the story on Michelle Malkin's site.

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