Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #31-The Quiet One

Thirteen Things and then some about The Va Tech Massacre

The names of 28 Victims have been released and confirmed and I am taking my information from People.

1.Maxine Turner, senior, of Elkton Maryland
2.Daniel Perez Cueva, of Peru
3.Rachael Hill, freshman, of Richmond, VA
4.Erin Peterson, freshman, of Chantilly, VA
5.Nicole White, junior of Isle of Wight, VA
6.Michael Pohle, Jr, senior of Flemington, NJ
7.Leslie Sherman, sophmore of Springfield, VA
8.Julia Pryde, grad student of Middletown, NJ
9.Dan O'Neil, graduate student of Lincoln RI
10.Lauren McCain, freshman of Shawnee, Oklahoma
11.Austin Cloyd, freshman of Blacksburg, VA
12.Ryan Clark, senior of Brunswick, GA
13.Mary Read, sophmore of Annandale, VA
14.Reema Samaha, freshman of Centreville, VA
15.G.V. Logonathan, professor, originally from Tamil Nadu, India
16.Emily Hilscher, freshman of Woodville, VA
17.Kevin Granata, professor
18.Caitlin Hammaren, sophmore of Westtown, NY
19.Christopher Bishop, German professor
20.Jarrett Lane, senior of Narrows, VA
21.Liviu Librescu, Engineering Professor, originally from Romania
22.Jocelyn Couture-Nowack, French Professor, from Nova Scotia
23.Matthew LaPorte, Sophmore of Dumont, NJ
24.Ross Alameddine, sophmore of Saugus, Mass.
25.Brian Bluhm, graduate student (Masters) of Detroit, Michigan
26.Henry Lee, freshman of Roanoke, VA
27.Juan Ortiz, graduate student of Puerto Rico
28.Jeremy Herbstritt, graduate student of Central Pennsylvania

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Rosemarie said...

It's more than 13, but I don't mind. It's reality...depressing, disturbing, and at times down right confusing about such an atrocity. Come see my latest posts on it.

My TT is posted too!

Sonja Foust said...

It always hits home when you see names and faces and families.

Stephanie said...

Wow. I was hoping for something to make me laugh...but this is really beautiful. Such a tragedy! Thank you so much for sharing.

amy said...

What a nice picture to go with a silent post! thanks

Tendrils said...

wow! Nice tribute. This is such a terrible tragedy. As more and more is discovered, it truly is heinous.
Thank you for your list....

Morgen said...

a somber post.
first time I've seen a list of the names.
quite moving.

Anndi said...

Lovely picture.. they deserve to be remmbered and it shouldn't be viewed as a depressing post. May we celebrate their lives and hopefully their friends and loved ones feel their presence.

Nice tribute Sparky...

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Jay said...

While I ache for every name on this list, I also ache for all the nameless people who are gunned down every single day on the other side of the big pond.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

Apparently Ryan Clark was a local boy. I can't even imagine the sorrow.

nancy said...

Thanks for posting this list. This is just so sad I can't stand it.

Tilly Greene said...

This all breaks my heart. All those lives brutally cut short. Lately there's been too much violence and hatred for me to handle.

Hugs darlin', for writing their names and sharing them with us all.

Starrlight said...

Thanks for sharing this.

christina said...

It really hits home when I see the names of all the victims written down. It makes you think about where they were from, what their life stories were, what future they would be missing out on. It makes me sad but it's important to remember them.

Lori said...

It breaks my heart...I just wanna cry:( again...

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Part of what makes it really awful for me is the thought of how many really brilliant minds were taken from the world. Not just potential; a lot of these students and professors were really making an impact -- for the better -- in the world.

I hope that twice as many people step up to the plate and not fill the shoes of our lost ones, but carry their work to greater heights.

BecK said...


Anthony said...

A surprising number of people from New Jersey attend VT. I can see why. The campus is so beautiful, and it's just far enough away that kids feel like they're leaving home, yet close enough that they can come home for holidays and breaks.
Not to mention the first class education and the sports.

Top five home states of out-of-state freshmen:

1. Maryland, 386 students

2. New Jersey, 190

3. Pennsylvania, 188

STAK said...

ryan clark was from Evans,GA......he graduated from lakeside high school.....

Christie said...

(i have no idea why i put my email address on the linky.) i didn't do a tt this week, but i appreciate your listing the names of the people who lost their lives this week in that horrendous event so we can remember them and honor their lives. i just cannot get over how horrific this all is.

Wylie Kinson said...

A thoughtful tribute to those who lost their young lives in that horrific act of violence.

Christine said...

Well done, Sparky.Thank you for this special tribute. Seeing the names that are not just from the U.S., makes this tragedy felt worldwide.

Christine said...

My heart goes out to everyone who was touched by the tragedy. Very nice, Sparky.

Carmen said...

Prayers continue for these families, but I'd really like the constant coverage here in VA to be done.

Sarge Charlie said...

well done sparkey, we do agree

Desert Songbird said...

I really have no words to say. My heart continues to be heavy.