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#41 Khunajawdge


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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:11 AM

QUOTE (Barabus @ Apr 14 2009, 01:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Ditto & condolences to friends and family!

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:28 AM

May god Bless him Eternally, Ray sorry for losing your dear friend and buddy.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:01 AM

Condolences and prayers sent to friends and family.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

Condolences to his family and friends. RIP Aethan.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:02 PM

Deepest Thanks for Your Service to our Country.

Godspeed and Rest in Peace Our Brother

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

Thanks Ray for passing this on, RIP brother and sincere condolences to all family, friends, and fellow vets...


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:12 PM

Hi Ray,

Sorry to hear about your neighbor and our friend.


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:06 AM

Condolences and prayers sent to friends and family. RIP

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (Patriot @ Apr 11 2009, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Frank B. Camp, "Our Hitch in Hell" (1917)

When the final taps is sounded and we lay aside life's cares,
And we do the last and gloried parade on heaven's shining stairs,
And the angels bid us welcome and the harps begin to play
We can draw a million canteen checks and spend them in a day.
It is then we'll hear St. Peter tell us loudly with a yell,
"Take a front seat, you soldier men, you've done your hitch in Hell."

Stand easy brother, we now have the watch

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The Marine stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, Marine,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,

'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.

Because those of us who carry guns,

Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,

And at times my talk was tough.

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,

That wasn't mine to keep...

Though I worked a lot of overtime,

When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,

Though at times I shook with fear.

And sometimes, God, forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around,

Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,

It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,

Where the saints had often trod.

As the Marine waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you Marine,

You've borne your burdens well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell.'

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:37 AM

I will be praying for his family and friends.


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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:57 AM

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:23 AM

Gosh Ray,

So sorry to hear this, have been meaning to drop both of you guys a note of late, or maybe ride down to your neighborhood & say hi, ...I keep learning the hard way that I should act on some of my impulses, Dang! In retrospect I'm sure happy I was able to have a couple of real enjoyable conversations w/ Ken on the NAFO journey. I sat across the table from him at the Boulder Pre-Function, a fun night made more so by his company; and had another good half-hour chat while we shared the bike-wash facility at the Marriott! Truly a Super Nice Gent! Is there a service planned here locally, or at least an address to send condolences?

Godspeed Ken, Rest in Peace!

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:30 AM

Thoughts and prays for his family and friends......
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:21 PM

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

Sorry ,,,,,,
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:58 AM

I hope his family finds comfort in knowing how many people liked and respected him and how many of us thank him for his service, given in good faith to protect us.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

Sorry to hear this sad news.
Prayers for his Family. comfort and strength.
Rest in Peace, Dan.