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'WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY V.I. PARADISE?'

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Dear Source,
You may already recognize my name as I have an article in your People section. I am CW2 Ellen M. Magras stationed in Kitzingen, Germany.
I am not currently deployed; however, I am a staff member in the rear planning and executing missions for our soldiers currently on the frontline, in Turkey, and Bosnia. My late father, Richard "Frenchie" Magras is from St. Thomas where all of my Magras family lives and all my other aunts and uncles of the Scarbriel family reside. My mom (Dariel Ruiz), step dad, and four sisters live on St. Croix.
I visit the Source daily. I am just sick to read about 17-month-old babies dying from blunt force trauma and young businessmen like Ismeel on St. Croix getting killed over some darn pocket change. What is going on? I am so discouraged on coming back to Paradise to retire. Help!!
Thanks for looking out for V.I. soldiers who are really going through some tough times defending our/your freedom. Please keep us in your prayers.
CW2 Ellen M. Magras
Kitzingen, Germany

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