Memorial Day 2013, Let's remember

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  1. Scrammer

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    In memory of family, friends, and classmates who gave all and those who served.
    I had family members who died in the Revolutionary War and both sides of the Civil War; many who had served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and now.
    So if you would like to post a name and service climb on board :thankyou:
    Terry Carver, Army, FAO, Normandy to Germany.
    Wayne Ritchie, Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, Tail Gunner B-17, WIA.
    Rudy Laulainen, Army, Anzio, Italy and Southern France.
    Rex Hendrickson, Navy, Guadalcanal, USS Chicago survivor.
    Alonzo Duffin, Army, infantry, Omaha Beach to Germany.
    Dallas Smith, Army, Vietnam, Bronze Star for Valor.
    Martin Hendrickson, Army, WW1
    I know I'm missing many.
    To those all, Thank you :flag:

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  3. CharonPDX

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    I'll be visiting my grandparents at Willamette National Cemetery (none died in service):

    Maternal grandfather: Radioman 3rd Class, US Navy, stationed on Guam.
    Paternal grandfather: Aviation Cadet, US Army Air Forces, released from service as a cadet because the war ended while he was still a cadet.
    Paternal grandmother: Corporal, US Marine Corps, drill instructor at MCRD San Diego.

    And honor my second cousin who died in Vietnam. Private, US Army. (My mom's maternal first cousin.)
  4. trainsktg

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    William Gordon, Seaman, USS Wilkes-Barre, Pacific Fleet WWII.

  5. One-Eyed Ross

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    Bivouac of The Dead by Theodore O'Hara

    The muffled drums sad roll has beat
    The soldier's last Tattoo;
    No more on life's parade shall meet
    That brave and fallen few.
    On fame's eternal camping ground
    Their silent tents are spread,
    But glory guards, with solumn round,
    The bivouac of the dead.

    No rumor of the foe's advance
    Now swells upon the wind;
    No troubled thought at midnight haunts
    Of loved one's left behind;
    No vision of tomorrow,s strife
    The warrior's dream alarms;
    No braying horn nor screaming fife,
    At dawn shall call to arms.

    Their shivered swords are red with rust,
    Their plumed heads are bowed;
    Their haughty banner, trailed in dust,
    Is now their martial shroud.
    And plenteous funeral tears have washed
    The red stains from each brow;
    And the proud forms, by battle gashed,
    Are free from anguish now.

    The neighing troop, the flashing blade,
    The bugle's stirring blast,
    The charge, the dreadful cannonade,
    The din and shouts are past;
    Nor war's wild note, nor glory's peal,
    Shall thrill with fierce delight
    Those breasts that never more may feel
    The rapture of the fight.

    Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead,
    Dear as the blood you gave,
    No impious footstep here shall tread
    The heritage of your grave;
    Nor shall your glory be forgot
    While fame her record keeps,
    Or honor points the hallowed spot
    Where valor proudly sleeps.

    Yon marble minstrel's voiceless stone
    In deathless song shall tell
    When many a vanquished age hath flown,
    The story how ye fell;
    Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight,
    Nor time's remorseless doom,
    Shall dim one ray of glory's light
    That gilds your deathless tomb.

    This was written for the Mexican American war, and has portions of it throughout Arlington National Cemetery and the McClellan gate.

    While stationed at Ft Myer, we used to walk through the cemetary. There is a lot of history there.
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  6. Scrammer

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    Thank you.
  7. Burt Gummer

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    Let's also remember all those who have died in our useless and misdirected wars, on both sides. Innocent victims of corrupt policies, aka War is a Racket.
  8. clambo

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    Let us also remember those who lived but came home very, very damaged. Every day is a struggle. Government help is a joke. We all know that. Why do V.A. claims take 5 or 6 years to process ? Why do I need a lawyer to represent me in order to receive help from the agency that's supposed to help me ? I suspect a lot of people die AFTER they get home. Actually, I know that.

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