October 7th, 2010
05:59 PM ET

Donations accepted for fallen soldier's unborn son

A trust account has been set up for the unborn son of a soldier who died in action last week in Afghanistan.

The body of Sgt first Class Lance Vogeler returned home this week to his family in Georgia. The 29-year-old Army Ranger served eight tours in Afghanistan and four in Iraq.

His wife, Melissa, is expecting a child. Those wishing to donate to a trust fund for Baby Boy Vogeler can contact the Coastal Bank Johnson Square office and mention Baby Boy Vogeler or the parents' names.

Home and Away: Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties

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  1. tutuvabene

    Every soldier who does a tour is making a sacrifice for god and country. I'm not sure why this person, nice guy that he was, is getting so much media attention. What about the soldier who dies on their first tour? Are they less deserving of the attention? Shouldn't that family have a public collection taken up for them?

    October 8, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dowkiller

    I wonder if the ameritrash is ever going to get the courage to admit, 2 airplanes CANNOT 'knock down" 3 buildings,, and when are the ameritrash going to get enough courage to go after the jews/israelis who attacked them on 9/11........

    everyone knows the ameritrash has the courage to kill inocent 3rd worlders like they have for decades,,, big deal anyone can do that.... lets see the proud brave ameritrash do 1st grade math & retaliate against a real enemy, ISRAEL,,,, I am betting after the USS Liberty, the ameritrash are too weak to even say anything.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. LJP

    I am always amazed by the bravery of US servicemen and women and their families. It takes a special breed to put oneselves in harm's way for others. Honestly, how many of us could do that?. We venerate sports stars and entertainment celebrities for lousy reasons. R egardless how one feels about the wars or war in general, you have GOT to admit a soldier/sailor is probably the most underappreciated hero of the times.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rochelle

    What an Amazing American heros! These are the people that children need to look up to. I do wish his child had a chance to meet him & I hope he or she grows up know their dad was a true hero.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. USMC

    And when he gets to heaven,
    To St. Peter he will tell,
    "Another Soldier reporting, Sir,
    I've served my time in Hell!"

    May God embrace you in heaven and provide the peace and love you deserve SFC Vogeler. My condolences to his family.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mills SFC Army Ret

    From one soldier to another... THANK YOU! and rest in peace.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. KC

    test

    October 8, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    well now you all know why.
    you cant talk ot this uneducated racist cowardly filth.
    from obam ot this trash. they are all the same.
    spinless cowards with big mouths.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    yes american trash,c.n.n obama i see your idea of free speech every day.
    as you lie and muder and stall.
    you isnult and threaten then delte my replies.
    evry day you murder more of your own troops.
    while of course you keep all real war news out .
    yes as you see every day this american filth choses to lie and die.
    keepm deleting my messages, kep stalling you are godles cowardlyt pigs.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Once again, I do not in any way shape or Form Mean any disrepect To anyone Who is serving, Has served or thier Famlies.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ranger mom

    my son is currently in afghanistan serving in the same ranger unit. i worry every minute of every day about him and pray that God will keep him and everyone else in his unit safe. my heart goes out to sfc vogeler's wife, parents and brothers and sisters. i will keep them in my prayers. God bless you all!

    October 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Godblesstroops

    How dare you talk of this man that gave his life for your freedom and way of life i hope that you have looked up the what respect means and fully understand it before you put your finger tips on your key board again.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    yes, Gold Bless Those Troops.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. horsepucky

    "In Haig's presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as 'dumb, stupid animals to be used' as pawns for foreign policy."

    – Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein, The Final Days, p. 208

    October 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dwight

    How is fighting in Afghanistan giving me more freedom or lack of freedom? The man who died was a fool to go.

    October 8, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
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