Grab a cue, I'll rack 'em. Let me tell you a story I like to call...
Sarge:...one word-(wow).Carry On.
I was an honorary pall bearer once for one of my high-school friends. I was in the Air Force and was home on a short leave after returning from a 180-day TDY to RVN.He was Army, I was Air Force, his younger brother was home having just finished boot camp at Great Lakes. A local USMC recruiter came as well having tried to get all of us at one time or another and knowing the family. The only service missing was the USCG and if there'd been enough notice, we might have had a Coastie as well.It was a closed casket of course. I don't think I ever saw a military burial that wasn't. Fortunately, I attended only a few.
Thanks for sharing that link. I'm going to be thinking on it a while.
Thanks Murph- A touching read, and a hard one. I've been a CAO and a pallbearer and cannot imagine having to make the notifications...
Thanks for the link. This just reinforces the gratitude I feel for those who pay the ultimate price.
Murph, I'm an avid reader of your blog and had to leave a comment on your linked story. Thanks for the heads up. Have to admit I sometimes get bummed by what I read on a daily basis concerning military support.. But, I usually attribute it to being a 60 year old Vietnam combat vet. Thanks for the link to the good LTC.
When our local reserve unit was deployed, the cadets took over. JC did two funeral details (both older men, but still brothers) before he even went to boot camp.He came home sobered, but still resolved to enlist.
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