MEMORIAL DAY 2021

Monday, 31 May 2021

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Sergeant of Marines Edgar Harrell USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35) survivor RIP 8 May 2021

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“The soldier, above all other men, is required 
to practice the 
greatest act of religious training...

SACRIFICE!"

-Five star General Douglas MacArthur told 
West Point cadets in
 May 1962
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Army Sergeant Daniel L. Smiley, “AIRBORNE!” INFANRY PARATROOPER!

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (link)

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means
a Marine Corps for
the next 500 years!"

-James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy 1944-1947

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Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

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LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

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MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

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

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(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

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Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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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USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066)

Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

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ROBERT DEAN STETHEM

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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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NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2013: HOST JOE MONTEGNA -IN THE VIDEO ABOVE REMEMBERING “THE LONGEST DAY” – CHARLES DURNING (28 February 1923 – 24 December 2012)! WE MUST, ALL OF US, REMEMBER!!

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

BRONZESTARVThe Bronze Star with “V” for Valor is the highest award combination presented to medical personal performing medical duties under fire, before an enemy force. It’s the Medal of Honor for combat medics!

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)

Northwest Africa, Operation Torch, 8 November 1942

OKINAWA: OPERATION ICEBERG 1945

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HUDSON FITZPATRICK FEB 2018

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: GARDEN OF STONES – ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

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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  Michael Monsoor, United States Navy – recipient Congressional Medal of Honor (CLICK ON IMAGE)


Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE


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Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

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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!”

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Memorial Day
Memorial Day, the last Monday of May, is the day we honor Americans who gave their lives in military service.

This holiday was originally called Decoration Day and honored soldiers who had died during the Civil War. Immediately after the war, various towns in the North and South began to set aside days to decorate soldiers’ graves with flowers and flags. Those earliest memorialobservances occurred in Waterloo, New York; Columbus, Mississippi; Richmond, Virginia; Carbondale, Illinois; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and several other places.

The first widespread observance of Decoration Day came on May 30, 1868, which Maj. Gen. John A. Logan proclaimed as a day to honor the dead. General James Garfield (later the twentieth U.S. president) gave a speech at Arlington National Cemetery in remembrance of fallen soldiers, saying that “for love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” Afterward, 5,000 people helped decorate the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.

Over the years the day became an occasion to remember the dead in all American wars, and came to be known as Memorial Day.

On the Thursday before Memorial Day, in a tradition known as “Flags-in,” the soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry place small flags before more than a quarter million gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol twenty-four hours a day to make sure each flag remains standing throughout the weekend. On Memorial Day the president or vice president lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the cemetery.

In March 2009, then President Barack Obama ordered then Army Lieutenant General Martin Dempsey to deploy active duty military police to the small town of Samson, Alabama responsive to an active civilian shooter roaming at large.

The 9-10 March 2009 episode in Sampson, Alabama was specifically cited as but one proof and evidence in a federal criminal complaint naming OBAMA-SOETORO’S in commission of TREASON (dated 17 March 2009).

.pdf 17 MARCH 2009 FORMAL COMPLAINT NAMING OBAMA IN TREASON

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Four-star Navy Admiral Michael Glenn Mullen was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in March 2009. Dempsey held the grade of three-star Lieutenant General, commanding general of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Leon Panetta was Defense Secretary. All of these senior military officials remained silent respecting this military usurpation of civilian authority.

In August 2009 the Army Inspector General issued a scathing report condemning the deployment of armed military forces clearly unconstitutional. Disciplinary action taken was inconsequential. Obama later promoted Dempsey to the grade of four-stars and selected Dempsey to replace incumbent Mueller as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

The 10 March 2009 episode in Sampson, Alabama was specifically cited as but one proof and evidence in a federal criminal complaint naming OBAMA-SOETORO’S in commission of TREASON (dated 17 March 2009.

Yesterday afternoon, in the same moments as Retired Army Colonel Schlichter issued this observation…

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…retired flag officers James Mattis, Mike Mullen, Martin Dempsey, and Michael Gilday issued forth uttering statements condemning President Trump for deploying active duty military personnel to quell the out of control rioting being inflicted on America’s cities across the map. Worthy of note are retired flag officers William McRaven, Colin Powell, James Clapper, Michael Hayden, John Kelly, Wesley Clark, Barry McCaffrey and Stanley McChrystal who each have previously severely criticized President Trump and plan to vote for Sleepy Joe Biden.

Incumbent Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark A. Milley said nothing respecting Obama’s deployment of armed U.S. Army troops to Samson, Alabama!

All of the above were completely unconcerned with Obamas 2009 military transgression.

Here endth another lesson!

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“The soldier, above all other men, is required 
to practice the 
greatest act of religious training...

SACRIFICE!"

-Five star General Douglas MacArthur told 
West Point cadets in
 May 1962

*ARLINGTON 2009 | Screen Shot 2019-05-24 at 12.18.54 AM

*ONLY TWO DEFINING FORCES | Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 5.46.55 PM

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Army Sergeant Daniel L. Smiley, “AIRBORNE!” INFANRY PARATROOPER!

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (link)

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means
a Marine Corps for
the next 500 years!"

-James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy 1944-1947

*SOME GAVE ALL 2019 | Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 1.04.22 PM

MARINES_GREATER_LOVE_HAS_NO_ONE_THAN_THIS!

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Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

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LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

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MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

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

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(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

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Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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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USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066)

Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

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ROBERT DEAN STETHEM

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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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NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2013: HOST JOE MONTEGNA -IN THE VIDEO ABOVE REMEMBERING “THE LONGEST DAY” – CHARLES DURNING (28 February 1923 – 24 December 2012)! WE MUST, ALL OF US, REMEMBER!!

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

BRONZESTARVThe Bronze Star with “V” for Valor is the highest award combination presented to medical personal performing medical duties under fire, before an enemy force. It’s the Medal of Honor for combat medics!

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)

Northwest Africa, Operation Torch, 8 November 1942

OKINAWA: OPERATION ICEBERG 1945

* TYPHOON OF STEEL | Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 4.46.47 PM

HUDSON FITZPATRICK FEB 2018

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: GARDEN OF STONES – ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

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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  Michael Monsoor, United States Navy – recipient Congressional Medal of Honor (CLICK ON IMAGE)


Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE


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Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

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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!”

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Memorial Day
Memorial Day, the last Monday of May, is the day we honor Americans who gave their lives in military service.

This holiday was originally called Decoration Day and honored soldiers who had died during the Civil War. Immediately after the war, various towns in the North and South began to set aside days to decorate soldiers’ graves with flowers and flags. Those earliest memorialobservances occurred in Waterloo, New York; Columbus, Mississippi; Richmond, Virginia; Carbondale, Illinois; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and several other places.

The first widespread observance of Decoration Day came on May 30, 1868, which Maj. Gen. John A. Logan proclaimed as a day to honor the dead. General James Garfield (later the twentieth U.S. president) gave a speech at Arlington National Cemetery in remembrance of fallen soldiers, saying that “for love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” Afterward, 5,000 people helped decorate the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.

Over the years the day became an occasion to remember the dead in all American wars, and came to be known as Memorial Day.

On the Thursday before Memorial Day, in a tradition known as “Flags-in,” the soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry place small flags before more than a quarter million gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol twenty-four hours a day to make sure each flag remains standing throughout the weekend. On Memorial Day the president or vice president lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the cemetery.

 

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“The soldier, above all other men, is required 
to practice the 
greatest act of religious training...

SACRIFICE!"

-Five star General Douglas MacArthur told 
West Point cadets in
 May 1962

*ARLINGTON 2009 | Screen Shot 2019-05-24 at 12.18.54 AM

*ONLY TWO DEFINING FORCES | Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 5.46.55 PM

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KOREA WAR MEMORIAL – WASHINGTON DC

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FEB 2014 TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS HONOR GUARD

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Navy Wife

Let-US-Pray

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Angel-behind-soldier

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (link)

 

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means
a Marine Corps for
the next 500 years!"

-James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy 1944-1947

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MARINES_GREATER_LOVE_HAS_NO_ONE_THAN_THIS!

MEMORIAL_DAY_MARINE_FLAG

Click on underlined “hot-links”

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

MEMORIAL_DAY_FLAGS_IN_THE_SAND1

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MEMORIAL_DAY_BEACH_MONUMENT3

MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

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

WILLIAM_NORDEEN_GRAVE_STONE

(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

~~~~~~~~~~

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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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MarvinShieldsMemorial

USS_MARVIN_SHIELDS_1066

USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066)

Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

SEABEE_MONUMENT4

ROBERT_DEAN_STETHEM1

ROBERT DEAN STETHEM

 ~~~~~~~~~~

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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NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2013: HOST JOE MONTEGNA -IN THE VIDEO ABOVE REMEMBERING “THE LONGEST DAY” – CHARLES DURNING (28 February 1923 – 24 December 2012)! WE MUST, ALL OF US, REMEMBER!!

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)

NORTHWEST AFRICA, CASABLANCA:

OPERATION TORCH 1942

 

OKINAWA: OPERATION ICEBERG 1945

 

* TYPHOON OF STEEL | Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 4.46.47 PM

HUDSON FITZPATRICK FEB 2018

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: GARDEN OF STONES – ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

~~~~~~~~~~

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

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

Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

~~~~~~~~~~

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!”

MEMORIAL_DAY_SLEEPOVER3

MEMORIAL_DAY_THANK_YOU!

MEMORIAL_DAY_IF_THEY_ARE_REMEMBERED!

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Pin by Lori Krei on US Navy stuffs | Pinterest

 

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KOREA WAR MEMORIAL – WASHINGTON DC

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MEMORIAL-DAY_TRUMP_YOUNG_MARINE!

MEMORIAL_DAY_VIETNAM_REFLECTION4

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (link)

=

MARINES_GREATER_LOVE_HAS_NO_ONE_THAN_THIS!

MEMORIAL_DAY_MARINE_FLAG

Click on underlined “hot-links”

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

MEMORIAL_DAY_FLAGS_IN_THE_SAND1

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MEMORIAL_DAY_BEACH_MONUMENT3

MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

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

WILLIAM_NORDEEN_GRAVE_STONE

(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

~~~~~~~~~~

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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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MarvinShieldsMemorial

USS_MARVIN_SHIELDS_1066

USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066)

Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

SEABEE_MONUMENT4

ROBERT_DEAN_STETHEM1

ROBERT DEAN STETHEM

 ~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2013: HOST JOE MONTEGNA -IN THE VIDEO ABOVE REMEMBERING “THE LONGEST DAY” – CHARLES DURNING (28 February 1923 – 24 December 2012)! WE MUST, ALL OF US, REMEMBER!!

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: GARDEN OF STONES – ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

~~~~~~~~~~

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!”

MEMORIAL_DAY_SLEEPOVER3

MEMORIAL_DAY_THANK_YOU!

MEMORIAL_DAY_IF_THEY_ARE_REMEMBERED!

GODANDCOUNTRY8

THERE_IS_A_DIFFERENCE

REMEMBER_THE_DIFFERENCE8

MEMORIAL_DAY_NEVER_FORGET9

MEMORIAL_DAY_REASONS_TO_BE_CLOSED2

MEMORIAL_DAY_TRUMP_HUGGING_YOUNG_MARINE!

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MEMORIAL_DAY_REMEMBER!10

MEMORIAL_DAY_DONT_WORRY_DAD





AMAZING GRACE – TAPS

(click here)

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Image link above

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on underlined “hot-links”

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

THE NAVY HYMN – United States Naval Academy

Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

~~~~~~~~~~

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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.

~~~~~~~~~~

Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

~~~~~~~~~~

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!”





AMAZING GRACE – TAPS

(click here)

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Image link above

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on underlined “hot-links”

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

THE NAVY HYMN – United States Naval Academy

Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

~~~~~~~~~~

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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.

~~~~~~~~~~

Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

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

Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

~~~~~~~~~~

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!”

AMAZING GRACE – TAPS

(click here)

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Image link above

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on underlined “hot-links”

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

THE NAVY HYMN – United States Naval Academy

Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~

(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

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Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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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Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

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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

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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  Michael Monsoor, United States Navy – recipient Congressional Medal of Honor (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

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Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

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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!”

MEMORIAL DAY 2011

Sunday, 29 May 2011

AMAZING GRACE – TAPS

(click here)

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

MEMORIAL DAY 2011 (click here)

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington spent nine-hours in constructing the post linked above. 

Image link above

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Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Click on underlined “hot-links”

Cemetery Watchmen

Ashes found in trash led to proper burial

LISTEN, REFLECT, and PRAY

MANSIONS OF THE LORD – United States Military Academy Mens Glee Club

THE NAVY HYMN – United States Naval Academy

Mens Glee Club

ECHO TAPS – United States Marine Corps Band

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

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(Photo links to Brad’s biography)

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

SN Doran H. Bolduc, Lacey, WARMSA Dexter D. Grissett, Macon, GAFCCS Robert L. Shippee, Adams Center, NYBM1 Braddi O. Brown, Calera, ALFC3 William R. Hansen, Reading, MASMSA Jeffrey C. Sibley, Metairie, LAFC3 Jeffrey L. Calkins, Richfield Springs, NYGMG3 Daniel Homicki, Elizabeth, NJOS3 Lee Stephens, Pemberton, OHSN Mark R. Caouette, Fitchburg, MAOSSN Kenneth D. Janusik, Jr., Clearwater, FLBM2 James R. Stevens, Visalia, CASN John A. Ciletta, Jr.,  Brigantine, NJOS1 Steven E. Kendall, Honolulu, HIET3 Martin J. Supple, Jacksonville, FLSR Brian M. Clinefelter, San Bernardino, CAEMCS Stephen Kiser, Elkhart, INFC1 Gregory L. Tweady, Champaign, ILOS3 Antonio A. Daniels, Greeleyville, SCSM1 Ronnie G. Lockett, Bessemer, ALET3 Kelly R. Quick, Linden, MIET3 Christopher DeAngelis, Dumont, NJGMM1 Thomas J. MacMullen, Darby, PASN Vincent L. Ulmer, Bay Minette, ALIC3 James S. Dunlap, Osceola Mills, PAEW3 Charles T. Moller, Columbus, GAEW3 Joseph P. Watson, Ferndale, MISTGSN Steven T. Erwin,  Troy, MIDS1 Randy E. Pierce, Choctaw, OKET3 Wayne R. Weaver, II, New Bethlehem, PARM2 Jerry Boyd Farr, Charleston, SCSA Jeffrei L. Phelps, Locust Grove, VAOSSN Terrance Weldon, Coram, NYQMCS Vernon T. Foster, Jacksonville, FLGM3 James Plonsky, Van Nuys, CAIC2 Lloyd A. Wilson, Summerville, SC SMSN Earl P. Ryals,  Boca Raton, FL 

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Click on the patch (scroll down for the full report)

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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Petty Officer Shields Medal of Honor Citation (link)


USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF – 1066) Association (link)

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Photo link 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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Click above to learn more regarding America’s Mighty Warriors!

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

In Memory of America – A Robert Hefner illustration

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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  Michael Monsoor, United States Navy – recipient Congressional Medal of Honor (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Second Class Petty Officer Michael Monsoor – CLICK ON IMAGE

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Click on the illustration above for Lieutenant Murphy’s Medal of Honor Citation

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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!”

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!”