Fam­ily lost 2 sons in Afghanistan war

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PRESCOTT | An Arkansas fam­ily has lost two sons to the war in Afghanistan.

Jeremy Wise died in late 2009 work­ing as a de­fense contractor. His broth­ers, Ben and Beau, stood in uni­form at his me­mo­rial.

Two years later, the fam­ily had to say good­bye to Ben, who died af­ter be­ing wounded fight­ing in the same war.

The el­dest Wise broth­ers are two of the thou­sands of Amer­i­cans who have died since the con­flicts in Iraq and Afghanistan be­gan.

The youngest brother, Beau Wise, re­mains in the Marines for now. His mother says the mil­i­tary has as­sured them he won’t be sent into con­flict again. in a small coastal town in Maine early Sun­day, killing one man and leav­ing three oth­ers wounded, state po­lice said as they worked to de­ter­mine what led to the vi­o­lence and who pulled the trig­ger.

State Po­lice Lt. Chris Cole­man told the Ban­gor Daily News that “we have sev­eral dif­fer­ent ver­sions of what hap­pened. . . . Whether that was re­lated, we’re still try­ing to de­ter­mine.”

Maine Depart­ment of Public Safety spokesman Steve Mccaus­land said Lawrence “Randy” Sin­clair, 32, of Ellsworth, died at East­ern Maine Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ban­gor on Sun­day, hours af­ter be­ing shot around 4:30 a.m, along with the oth­ers, out­side a home in Lamoine.

Au­thor­i­ties said Tor­rey Gar­land, 34, of Ellsworth, was hos­pi­tal­ized in life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion. Also in­jured in the shoot­ing were Michael Carter, 30, of Lamoine, and Joshua Mckin­ney, 35, of Ellsworth.

De­tec­tives were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances of the shoot­ings to see if they lead to a sus­pect, Mr. Mccaus­land said. A fifth man also was at the house, the home of Mr. Carter and Tacy Mullins, 22. That man, whom po­lice did not iden­tify, was not in­jured.

The news­pa­per, cit­ing po­lice re­ports, wrote that a man with the same name, age and home­town as Sin­clair was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a ve­hi­cle and a util­ity pole late Satur­day af­ter­noon near the scene of the shoot­ing.

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