Family lost 2 sons in Afghanistan war
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.