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    You have my sincere sympathy. It's so hard to lose a parent and I know how you feel. So sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W645 View Post
    Dad passed at 0715 this morning. He has now joined his fellow shipmates that proceeded him including Adm ( Ret. ) G. P. March who was a close friend.
    I stand and salute all that he has done for this great nation.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family S&W645.
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    If you can not find a Navy reserve station in your local area, the National Guard (Any Armory) will be able to get you in touch with an Honor Guard personal they will be able to help you in finding the right people to lay your father to rest. Im sorry your family has to endure such a tough time in both seeing your father sick, as well as all the tough times cancer brings. Wish you all the best.
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    Thank you folks for your sympathies.

    As for the honor guard, that has been already approved pending paperwork with 2 to attend, play taps, and present the flag.

    Hardest day will be 14 June, his birthday, for which my sister and I had bought him cards. It is also the date that his mother died. We checked on their ( my grandparents ) grave site after getting dad's, mom's and mine today. That also was per dad's request that I get one near his. Another of several reasons for his not wanting Arlington as his final resting place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itstjs View Post
    If you can not find a Navy reserve station in your local area, the National Guard (Any Armory) will be able to get you in touch with an Honor Guard personal they will be able to help you in finding the right people to lay your father to rest. Im sorry your family has to endure such a tough time in both seeing your father sick, as well as all the tough times cancer brings. Wish you all the best.
    The Navy was who was contacted per the DOD site for Ohio. Approved and the Patriot Guard Riders will also act as escorts from the funeral home to the cemetery. Found out today that an 82 year old USAF vet died here the day after dad. And that mom may have attended school with him.
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    My most heartfelt condolences. We are honored that you allowed us to share the knowledge of him. Prayers sent.
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    In digging thru the safe for dad's will,

    A generation with character, integrity and loyalty to their country. As we loose these great men, its as if you can feel our country going with them. Truly upsetting. I'm sure your father was a great man who loved his family and country. My deepest condolences.

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    Just got back from the services and meal at the church.

    I must say that the attitude of the Patriot Guard Riders from Ohio sets a very high standard. Some of the group rode from as far away as Columbus which even in a car is a very tiring 2.5 hour drive. We didn't get all their names committed to memory but their faces will be forever. Before the service they did a short presentation ceremony plus stood out front of the funeral home with US Flags. After the service they rode escort in front of the hearse and behind the third car out to the cemetery where they joined two active duty Navy personnel as honor guard. Service at the cemetery included a short service by the minister, Taps, and flag presentation by the Navy crew to mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    One of the things that made that generation so great was their humility. They performed a job because it was their duty and not for any personal accolades. I salute your father and my prayers go out to your family.
    I concur, but I think that the thing that made their generation great was their love for America. The "recruiters" were turning away people that wanted to serve. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, there was an amount of patriotism that has not been seen since. The men (and some women) went to war, the women manufactured the tools of war, and the country was united. No one asked "what's in it for me?". 9/11 should have produced similar patriotism, and there were those that showed it (Pat Tillman of the Arizona Cardinals comes to mind) but there were just as many lowlifes protesting.
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    Please know that there are still those of us that represent that "Grateful Nation" and appreciate his service while mourning our loss and yours.

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