Father Leaves A Copy of Call of Duty In His Son's Grave

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#1  Edited By flaminghobo

Taken from Kotaku. Though if you'd like to read a more in depth article, check the BBC.
 
 In Wales, the 200th U.K. soldier to die in the Afghanistan conflict was memorialized this weekend. Pvt. Richard Hunt would have been 22 today, hundreds came to pay their respects.

The copy of the game, left on top of the Coffin.
The copy of the game, left on top of the Coffin.
 
His father Phillip, enjoyed playing Call of Duty: World at War with his son. He left a copy of the game at his grave (along with a wreath and many other memorials). It bore the note: 

"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
 
I must say I am very touched by this story, the last line of the note got me all choked up. I pay my respects to both Pvt. Hunt and his family, I have no idea how I could deal with such a terrible loss of life.
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#2  Edited By spoa

Incredible, that was a very sweet thing to do.

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#3  Edited By vaiz

I wish I could pretend to be incredibly manly, but this gave me a knot in my throat for some reason.

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#4  Edited By jakob187

I'm going to make the asshole comment "why would you give him a shitty game for the afterlife" before anyone else does...but I won't mean it. 
 
Touching story.

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#5  Edited By Druminator

But what if there's no 360 where he's going? 
 
It really sucks when I hear about people in my age group dying in this damn war or conflict or whatever they're calling it now.

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#6  Edited By damswedon

but all the 360's in the afterlife have the RROD or an E problem.

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#7  Edited By Zaapp1
@damswedon said:
" but all the 360's in the afterlife have the RROD or an E problem. "
Only 54%
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#8  Edited By hockeymask27

That's not how a wanted to start my morning so sad.

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#10  Edited By c1337us

Sorry to hear about Pvt. Hunt, condolences to his family. Kind of weird leaving junk at peoples grave sites though. I never got into that kind of sentimentality.

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#11  Edited By flaminghobo
@Hockeymask27 said:
" That's not how a wanted to start my morning so sad. "
Sorry dude.
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#12  Edited By Rikafella

That is sooo sad!!  I play with my son all the time, don't know what I'd do without him... 
My heart goes out to the Hunt family...
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#13  Edited By natetodamax
@punkxblaze said:
" I wish I could pretend to be incredibly manly, but this gave me a knot in my throat for some reason. "
Same here. That's a very sad story
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#14  Edited By Gizmo

I was going to say "Why didn't he put COD4 in instead", but this is actually pretty touching.

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#15  Edited By OmegaPirate

Always sad to hear of a  needless loss of  life  
 
But a touching sentiment nonetheless, and at least a sign that this father had some cherished memories to remember his departed son by.

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#16  Edited By Bigandtasty

Pretty cool that they could bond through video games.
 
Wouldn't someone steal it though?

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#17  Edited By Akeldama

at first, this sounded really tasteless and disrespectful. After reading the note, that is one of the most touching and heartfelt things i have ever heard.

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#18  Edited By jonnyboy
@Bigandtasty said:
" Pretty cool that they could bond through video games.  Wouldn't someone steal it though? "
It's in the UK, whoever took the photo probably stole it.
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#19  Edited By MrMuise

Activision better than God's Dev team CONFIRMED!

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#20  Edited By JoelTGM

wow, that's a really sad story :( 

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#21  Edited By warxsnake
@OmegaPirate said:
" Always sad to hear of a loss of needless life   But a touching sentiment nonetheless, and at least a sign that this father had some cherished memories to remember his departed son by. "
Shouldn't you rephrase that to "needless loss of life"? 
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#22  Edited By zombie2011
"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."   
 
Wow that made me tear up a little. 
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#23  Edited By TehBuLL

Person Walking By Graveyard Leaves With Free Game

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#24  Edited By OmegaPirate
@warxsnake said:
" @OmegaPirate said:
" Always sad to hear of a loss of needless life   But a touching sentiment nonetheless, and at least a sign that this father had some cherished memories to remember his departed son by. "
Shouldn't you rephrase that to "needless loss of life"?  "
Good call sire- sorry just finished work
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#25  Edited By Daryl
@TehBuLL: *ADJUSTS COPY*
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#26  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL

I could use a copy of WaW...

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#27  Edited By Linkyshinks

Grave robber ^ 
 
That is a sweet thing to do. I hope my kids leave me with my copy of Super Mario Bros 3

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#28  Edited By ryanwho

I don't think a soldier would consider his life needlessly lost even if you don't agree with the cause they're fighting for. But people can't leave politics out of it.

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#29  Edited By HitmanAgent47

Should of put mondern warfare 2 there instead, still that was the game they played, yet it's a treyard game....

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#30  Edited By aaox

It sucks when people die. That's a really sweet thing for a father to do, though.

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#31  Edited By nail1080
@FlamingHobo said:


"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
I feel sorry for that dad if he actually means that as it's impossible
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#32  Edited By AhmadMetallic

mmkay

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#33  Edited By metal_mills
@nail1080 said:
" @FlamingHobo said:


"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
I feel sorry for that dad if he actually means that as it's impossible "
You're an idiot.
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#34  Edited By GunnBjorn

The reason escapes me why people would perform such a gesture, but if it comforts those who are left behind, it's perfectly okay, i guess.
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#35  Edited By DanielJW

Aww, man. That hit me pretty hard.

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#36  Edited By Sambambo

Wonder how long till its taken...

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#37  Edited By Evilsbane

Wow... :( I am all depressed now. Jeez I wanna leave work and go give my Dad a hug.
 
And damn guys I am an athiest but some of you are some cold bastards.

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#38  Edited By TheHBK

Dude, that sucks.  He gave him World at War instead of COD4 or MW2.

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#39  Edited By gearhead
@TheHBK said:
" Dude, that sucks.  He gave him World at War instead of COD4 or MW2. "
Agh, that's terrible, yet amusing.
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#40  Edited By Scooper

When reading the thread title I didn't know what to think but after reading the story and his father's message it's really powerful. Pvt. Hunt and his Dad must of had some great laughs playing the game and those were probably the last ones they had together. It's easy to relate to. I think that's why it's so strong.

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#41  Edited By cstrang
@Gearhead said:
" @TheHBK said:
" Dude, that sucks.  He gave him World at War instead of COD4 or MW2. "
Agh, that's terrible, yet amusing. "
WTF is the matter with you people.  Have a heart.  W@W obviously was a huge sentimental connection.  It's not about the goddamn game, it's about him playing it with his son.  It wouldn't have mattered if it was COD4, W@W, or Pong.
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#42  Edited By flaminghobo
@Metal_Mills said:
" @nail1080 said:
" @FlamingHobo said:


"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
I feel sorry for that dad if he actually means that as it's impossible "
You're an idiot. "
Agreed.
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#43  Edited By MikeFightNight


"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."

 

Very moving.

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#44  Edited By Suicidal_SNiper

Damn... Got me all teary eyed...

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#45  Edited By TheHBK
@cstrang said:
" @Gearhead said:
" @TheHBK said:
" Dude, that sucks.  He gave him World at War instead of COD4 or MW2. "
Agh, that's terrible, yet amusing. "
WTF is the matter with you people.  Have a heart.  W@W obviously was a huge sentimental connection.  It's not about the goddamn game, it's about him playing it with his son.  It wouldn't have mattered if it was COD4, W@W, or Pong. "
Dude chill out.  I am sure that a lot more people would say something if it was a game like Jurassic the Hunted.  Besides, this guys tragedy is only interesting to us because it involves a game.  Had it not, your ass would not give a shit about this guy because you would see on the headline, father leaves a football or father leaves a condom or father leaves a skateboard.  You would be like, oh ok.  Or even if he didnt leave anything there, you would pass the story and not give it a second thought.  I doubt that guy would give a shit if something happened to me or you.  We only feel for those we care about.  So sorry but i see this topic as it is, we only care because of the gaming aspect.  So take it with a grain of salt that we are moved because we wish our dads could use to thumb sticks, unfortunately for me, my dad can barely put in a blu ray disc into the PS3, much less use a controller.
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#46  Edited By kmdrkul
@FlamingHobo said:
" @Metal_Mills said:
" @nail1080 said:
" @FlamingHobo said:


"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
I feel sorry for that dad if he actually means that as it's impossible "
You're an idiot. "
Agreed. "
Gonna have to agree with the two of you.  What a stupid, thoughtless thing to say.
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#47  Edited By DarkGamerOO7

This brought a tear to my eye. *sniff*

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#48  Edited By EpicSteve

It's sad we lost another one of our allies. My condolences. Hopefully my dad (or son in the future) thinks about me like that if I do so happen to die. Good fighting, private.

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#49  Edited By End_Boss
@nail1080 said:
" @FlamingHobo said:


"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
I feel sorry for that dad if he actually means that as it's impossible "
You're not funny or worldly. You are neither of those things.
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#50  Edited By baconbits33
@TheHBK: You don't give a game that depicts soldiers being blown up and killed in Afghanistan when the person in the coffin was a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

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