If this won't bring a tear, check your pulse....

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    If this won't bring a tear, check your pulse....

    Final Salute

    Read all 12 parts, it is worth your time....
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    Amen!

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    Thank you, Bumper. It got a little "hard" to read there in parts, but was a fitting tribute on Easter Sunday.

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    Thanks for that.
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    Thank You Bumper


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    Oh my - that is so good, well written and so evocative.

    Thx for that - not that it was easy to read thru some of it (a lot actually).
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    Oh, man.

    Bumper, you owe me a box of Kleenex.


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    Bumper,

    I'm sorry, but I couldn't read that one.

    I tried, but on the second page, I could see where it was going. Or, at least I think I could.

    While serving as a gun captain on the ship in my avatar, the USS Newport News, I was asked to serve as a "special escort" for a shipmate. I don't know about other branches, but when a sailor dies in the line of duty, the family can request that a friend escort the body home, rather than a stranger.

    So, I've stood at the head of a casket and presented a folded flag to a mother who'd lost her son. And I've spoken those words.

    Believe me, returning to that war was far easier than leaving it, to take that young man home.

    Maybe I was wrong about thinking I knew where that article was going. But I think some memories should just be left at rest.

    For those who've not had such an experience, I do hope you understand why I don't want to re-live any of it. But I also hope that the article is able to teach you something. I do believe you can learn from the experience of others, without having to go through the experience yourself.

    It's often better that way.

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    thanks bumper. a very good read.

    too all service members,

    THANK YOU.

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    Thank you, Bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike
    Bumper,

    I'm sorry, but I couldn't read that one.

    I tried, but on the second page, I could see where it was going. Or, at least I think I could.
    Not a problem, Mike, I expect it was going where you thought it was. It is a glimpse into a job that makes many of our jobs seem small. Very, very small. At least it does for me....
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    I couldn't finish it either...
    "I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

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    I saw a similiar story about a year ago. Yep, some things you won't forget.

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    I got to the part where the widow started to put mementos into the casket and I just couldn't continue.
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