MEMORIAL DAY 2010

Saturday, 29 May 2010

AMAZING GRACE – TAPS

Norman Rockwell – “Mending the Flag” 27 May 1922) (CLICK ON IMAGE)

MEMORIAL DAY 2010 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above – no better place on the Internet paying proper respect!

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MANSIONS OF THE LORD

THE NAVY HYMN

ECHO TAPS

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Captain William Edward Nordeen, United States Navy (CLICK ABOVE)

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Man of  Honor – Navy Diver Second Class Petty Officer Robert Dean Stethem – United States Navy (CLICK ON IMAGE)

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Rev., Dr. Bradford Edward Ableson, Captain United States Navy (CLICK ABOVE)

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Men of the USS STARK (FFG – 31) – 17 May 1987

(click here)

USS Stark casualties
SN Doran H. Bolduc,
Lacey, WA
RMSA Dexter D. Grissett,
Macon, GA
FCCS Robert L. Shippee,
Adams Center, NY
BM1 Braddi O. Brown,
Calera, AL
FC3 William R. Hansen,
Reading, MA
SMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley,
Metairie, LA
FC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins,
Richfield Springs, NY
GMG3 Daniel Homicki,
Elizabeth, NJ
OS3 Lee Stephens,
Pemberton, OH
SN Mark R. Caouette,
Fitchburg, MA
OSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr.,
Clearwater, FL
BM2 James R. Stevens,
Visalia, CA
SN John A. Ciletta, Jr., †
Brigantine, NJ
OS1 Steven E. Kendall,
Honolulu, HI
ET3 Martin J. Supple,
Jacksonville, FL
SR Brian M. Clinefelter,
San Bernardino, CA
EMCS Stephen Kiser,
Elkhart, IN
FC1 Gregory L. Tweady,
Champaign, IL
OS3 Antonio A. Daniels,
Greeleyville, SC
SM1 Ronnie G. Lockett,
Bessemer, AL
ET3 Kelly R. Quick,
Linden, MI
ET3 Christopher DeAngelis, †
Dumont, NJ
GMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen,
Darby, PA
SN Vincent L. Ulmer,
Bay Minette, AL
IC3 James S. Dunlap,
Osceola Mills, PA
EW3 Charles T. Moller,
Columbus, GA
EW3 Joseph P. Watson,
Ferndale, MI
STGSN Steven T. Erwin, †
Troy, MI
DS1 Randy E. Pierce,
Choctaw, OK
ET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II,
New Bethlehem, PA
RM2 Jerry Boyd Farr,
Charleston, SC
SA Jeffrei L. Phelps,
Locust Grove, VA
OSSN Terrance Weldon,
Coram, NY
QMCS Vernon T. Foster,
Jacksonville, FL
GM3 James Plonsky,
Van Nuys, CA
IC2 Lloyd A. Wilson,
Summerville, SC
SMSN Earl P. Ryals, †
Boca Raton, FL

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Casualties of the 30 July 1987 “Desert Duck” crash

Lt. William E. Ramsburg, 31, of Scotland, S.D., the pilot; Lt. (j.g.) James F. Lazevnick, 25, of Waldorf, MD. the co-pilot, Radioman 2nd Class Albert B. Duparl of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Air Force Lt. Col. Horace S. Gentle, 44, of Mooresville, N.C., a staff officer with the U.S. Central Command.

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Marvin Glenn Shields, Consttuctionman Third Class Petty Officer – Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (CLICK ABOVE)

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LCU – 1500 – CLICK ON IMAGE

DEDICATED to the MEMORY of the
CREW of LCU-1500 KILLED IN ACTION in VIETNAM

* 28 February 1968 *

RMSN K. L. Cook

* 27 February 1969 *

BMC Donald J. Fisher
EN1 Bert E. Burton
EM1 Cecil F. Bush
CS2 Marvin D. Avery
RM2 David W. Hawryshko
QM3 Earnest J. Buckelew
GMG3 Ronald J. Gebbie
BM3 Donald M. Horton
BM3 Ronald P. Yuhas
FN Joseph F. Burinda
SN Bruno W. Demata
SN Craig E. Swagler
FN Charles A. Tavares

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Seaman James Burkhart, United States Navy – USS STERETT (CG – 31)

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Ed “Too Tall” Freeman, United States Army – Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (CLICK ABOVE)

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Captain Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, Jr., Medical Corps, United States Navy – recipient Bronze Star wtih Combat “V” for Valor (OPERATION TORCH – 8 November 1942) (CLICK ABOVE)

CASABLANCA 1942

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GARDEN OF STONES

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MANSIONS OF THE LORD (Ronan Tynan – click on gray dot with white right pointing arrow next to Ronan’s photo)

Minstrel Boy (John McDermott)

THE NAVY HYMN

ECHO TAPS

MORE (MILlblogging.com)

In Memory of America - A Robert Hefner illustration (CLICK ON IMAGE)

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IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA – 35) (CLICK ON IMAGE)

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Second Class Petty Officer (SEAL) Michael Monsoor, United States Navy – recipient Congressional Medal of Honor (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Second Class Petty Officer (SEAL) Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

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May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind ever be at your back,
May you find old friends waiting to greet you, there on the outside track.
We’re gathered together old times to remember, ’tis but for ourselves we would grieve,
So we’ll sing you a chorus and bid you farewell – fair winds and a following sea.

We’ll sing of ‘The Leaf’ and ‘The Parting Glass’, we’ll raise up our voices in song,
No sadness today for those who have passed, we celebrate with a voices glad and strong.
A catch in the throat, a tear in the eye, but no funeral dirge will this be,
We’ll roar ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as a victory song – fair winds and a following sea.

And those of us left here will miss a true friend, who shared with us good times and bad, Raising a glass to your memory we’ll say: “We’ve known you – why should we be sad?”
We honor a life that was lived to the full, we honor a spirit, now free.
You’ll long be remembered, whenever we say: “Fair winds and a following sea!”

4 Responses to “MEMORIAL DAY 2010”

  1. Jan Says:

    What a beautiful tribute. Thank you so much.

  2. Kingratfish Says:

    It is a sad day in the modern Freeworld when the souls of them that gave their life for the call of honor duty and freedom, lay silent and helpless in their graves. Motionless and deaf to the voices that carelessly errode the very freedom and liberty they sacrificed their life for. We need them now, more than ever. Wake up, rise up, duty calls, but they lay there still. Send for replacements, are they all gone now? Except Cmdr.Fitzpatrick and Col. Lakin both the bravest men I have heard in these despairing times. I salute you all for your courage and unwaivering principals.

  3. Jill Says:

    What a handsome man Commander! Thank you for the tribute. It was beautiful!

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