Memorial Day 2013

Each year I try to come up with something to say about Memorial Day and each year I can't. The words won't come. So I'll send you over to The Sniper's place and you can read what he wrote. He said it better than I could have.

This is an edited repost from years past and is, in no way, comprehensive.

Staff Sgt. Charles Sanders and the crew of Big Windy 25

CW2 Theodore U. "Tuc" Church and 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman

CW2 S. Blane Hepfner and CW2 J. Bryce Millward

CW2 Earl R. Scott III and CW2 Mathew C. Heffelfinger

CW3 Phillip E. Windorski

CW3 Corey J. Goodnature and the crew of Turbine 33 as well as the SEAL team they were heading to assist

SPC Thomas Allison and the crew of "Wild 42"

Chief Warrant Officer Alan W. Gunn - for whom I wear a bracelet

Clay Hunt


CW3 Frank Buoniconti

My God, I miss my friends. For the ones I didn't know well or personally, my heart aches for their families - today and always.

Feel free to leave the names of those you are remembering in the comments below.


- hfs


OldAFSarge said...

Robert Bain (Great-great uncle, KIA WWI 1918)
Louis J. Goodrich (Grandfather)
Louis Goodrich (Uncle)
Charlie Goodrich (Uncle)
Bob Goodrich (Dad)
Kurt Dechen (USMC KIA Iraq, 2006)
Sean Collier (MIT Police, Killed in the line of duty, Boston, MA 2013)
Carroll LeFon (Our beloved Lex, killed in the line of duty, NAS Fallon, NV, 2012)

Bless you HF6.

Brighid said...

CPO Adam Lee Brown KIA 17.03.2010


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