[CQ-Contest] Tragedy in Newtown, CT

brian coyne g4odv at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 15 01:47:52 EST 2012

Our thoughts are with all the people of Newtown. At a time when families should be gathering to celebrate the birth of Jesus, some of those families must mourn the loss of their own children - what a tragedy!. When are the Senate going to get serious about taking on the Gun Lobby?
Sincere condolences.
73  Brian 5B4AIZ.

--- On Sat, 15/12/12, Bob Shohet, KQ2M <kq2m at kq2m.com> wrote:

From: Bob Shohet, KQ2M <kq2m at kq2m.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Tragedy in Newtown, CT
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Date: Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 1:17

I thank all of you who have called or emailed with you your heartfelt thoughts and kind wishes.

My young daughter is a student in the Newtown schools so I started
getting the somewhat vague but extremely alarming automated phones messages
and emails this morning that said that there was an unconfirmed report of a shooting and
that all the schools had been locked down. We did not know which school(s) were affected nor the 
unspeakable horror that was unfolding. So I was grateful to receive another automated phone message 
20 minutes later from the principal of my daughter’s school saying that her school was not affected.

Not long after, I was watching a chilling live interview of a young boy talking calmly about 
seeing bullets fly past him in the Sandy Hook Elementary School (the TV reporter thought that he was exaggerating – as did I) 
and a teacher grabbing him and another student and taking them into the classroom. 
At the time it seemed to be a terrible tragedy involving 3 victims, but as he was talking, 
CBS news flashed an update that showed an absolutely shocking and horrific loss of life. It was beyond any words.

I had an overwhelming visceral reaction – I felt what I had felt only once before in my life – when
I watched on live TV, the second plane fly into the 2nd World Trade Tower on 9/11.

Newtown, CT is a very friendly and close-knit town and we are all grieving this unimaginable and senseless tragedy. 
This is the last place that we would have thought that something like this could ever happen.

My heart and prayers goes out to all of the victims, their families and to everyone that was affected and will
always have to live with what happened today.

The names of the young children and teachers who died have yet to be released. I dread learning
the heart breaking news of who they were.  I thank god for the bravery of all of those who acted
quickly to help save our children from mortal danger. 

With enormous gratitude and profound sadness,

Bob Shohet, KQ2M

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