Military's hardest duty

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    Military's hardest duty

    I stole this off the XDtalk site. The Rocky Mountain News out of Denver had an article about a Marine responsible for death notifications. It is very long but is worth it.
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    I read two pages - and hope to read the rest later.

    That tho was enough to feel pain - something so many folks have no clue about at all.

    I am lucky to have not had his job or been on the receiving end of his visits - but I still feel pain.
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    You couldnt pay me enough to do that job.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    An Honorable Man...

    Indeed...is at rest here...

    Responsibility, leadership, patriotism, courage, honor, respect, duty, camaraderie, strength, sadness, humility, sacrafice...A Marine!

    To bring this message of passing...no job can be tougher!

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    I've seen this before. Very poignant, very appropriate. God bless our Marines.

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    Thanks for sharing that story. I've seen it before and it was very sobering.

    Personally, I think the hardest job of the military is that of a spouse...they send off their loved ones to do their duty where ever that might be for for however long while maintaining the home fires......God bless the military spouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    Thanks for sharing that story. I've seen it before and it was very sobering.

    Personally, I think the hardest job of the military is that of a spouse...they send off their loved ones to do their duty where ever that might be for for however long while maintaining the home fires......God bless the military spouse.
    Good point. Both would be misarable duty. I guess any job that you do where it is under appriciated, then the sub catagories get harder and more hard to bear need more prayer and more honor heaped on what is done...wheither in the field or on the homefront.
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    I did it ONCE.
    Since then I have never attended another funeral or done a notification. It's been 30 years.

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