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Memorial Day Weekend

Post by Ridgegrass » Sat May 28, 2022 10:15 pm

Salutes and honors to all the fallen heroes.
My own were: (Vietnam)
Tommy Ball, Paul Burrier, Dennis Dale, Emmett George, Curtis Harman, Larry Lorber, Michael Orash
God Bless you Boys. We'll never forget.
J.O'.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 28, 2022 11:47 pm

I was not in a combat unit. The only one we lost was Cpl. Kopka (Cpl Cool of the motor pool) because he and another Marine were dickin' around with a 45.
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
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This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by royal0014 » Sun May 29, 2022 6:30 am

Lost a good friend from the neighborhood in a similar situation ...
Randy was National Guard, MP, overseas during the first Gulf war in '91.
He and a fellow MP were sitting cleaning their rifles. The other guy had not cleared his weapon.
Randy took a round to the head. Days shy of 21

Rest In Peace Randall Jarrel . . . you are still missed
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how far off i sat and wondered
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by Ridgegrass » Sun May 29, 2022 2:26 pm

Maybe it's even sadder to die of a mishap. At least a combat death carries some honor but an accident, screw up, mistake or, "friendly fire" leaves an awful memory. If you go to the "Virtual Wall" site you can see the "profile" of a service death. I was looking through my friends and didn't realize that Denny Dale was lost to "friendly fire". Even though he's still a fallen hero it seems more tragic. J.O'.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by steve99f » Sun May 29, 2022 3:24 pm

Remembering 2 grandfathers, Mexico and WW I, Father from Korea era but not deployed overseas, a brother Vietnam era served aboard the USS Constellation.
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by jmh58 » Sun May 29, 2022 5:09 pm

Thank You Veterans!!
And LEOs for your service.
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Post by Dan In MI » Sun May 29, 2022 6:54 pm

A friend of mine from junior high and high school, Raul Moncada, was at one point honored for being the youngest Marine on active duty. He later went into the Army, and sometime during my enlistment, was killed in Iraq. RIP Raul and all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun May 29, 2022 7:06 pm

Thank you veterans, and especially those not here to read this. The pastor at our church is retired career army and a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. This was printed in our Order of Service bulletin today. The congregation stood and read it aloud in unison.
On this Sunday before Memorial Day we remember, and we pray for our service members who laid down their lives for their friends and fellow citizens.
We remember and we pray for those who put the health and well-being of others before their own.
We remember and we pray for those who did not lay down their lives, but who suffer physically, emotionally, or mentally, and need healing.
We remember and we pray for those families who are grieving.
We remember and we pray for those service members and military family members who need our ongoing support and care.
We remember and we pray for our leaders to honor our service members, and all of us, by leading with wisdom and restraint.
We remember and we pray for the example of Jesus Christ to be the vision of service for all, whoever we are and wherever we are.
We long for and we pray for a world filled with peace, where we no longer need to lay down our lives for our friends and fellow man.
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon May 30, 2022 2:35 pm

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Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
Jerry D.

This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.

"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by FRJ » Mon May 30, 2022 2:39 pm

WALKING FREE

Think of all those fallen soldiers when their hour at last was spent.
How they died in grim rebuke in the land where they were sent.
Their families cling to dreams and reach for shadows passing,
Hoping once again to hear their sons and daughters laughing.
No, sadness reigns now in the breast of those who lost so much.
There will be no light refrain, no embrace, no loving touch.
They're remembered in the fields of bright and shining crosses,
And here at home with aching hearts as we count our losses.
The days are gone when they walked free to choose their path and way,
But not for you and me on this Memorial day.
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by Ridgegrass » Mon May 30, 2022 7:04 pm

Nice one Joe. Did you write that? Excellent. J.O'.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by FRJ » Mon May 30, 2022 8:06 pm

Ridgegrass wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 7:04 pm
Nice one Joe. Did you write that? Excellent. J.O'.
Thank you, J.O'.
Yes, I did.
Joe

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by garddogg56 » Mon May 30, 2022 8:52 pm

A solemn day of remembrance ::pray:: ::pray:: Thank you Veterans ::handshake:: ::handshake:: ::handshake:: ::handshake:: ::handshake:: ::handshake:: ::handshake::….
Joe that was great 😌
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by Dan In MI » Tue May 31, 2022 4:36 am

Great words, both the excerpt from the order of service bulletin and FRJ!
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Post by FRJ » Tue May 31, 2022 1:00 pm

Thank you for the kind comments.
Much appreciated.
Joe

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