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Folks: Know this is off topic but, please forgive me: Richard L. Stanley Sr. [/color]Sgt. canal zone, Phillipines WWII, George Bayley, Army Engineer Pacific Theater WWII, Clarence "Chink" Stanley[/color], Marines WWI, Bill Cloud [/color]Sgt. Army Air Force, Maintence Chief B17 England, Harold "Bottle Neck" Everett Tank Driver, Korea, Chinese Breakout, Bud Cook [/color], Army Inf. Europe, Max Vickery, [/color]Marines, Pacific Theater WWII, Bud "Max" Summers,[/color] Army WWII, Darrell "Red Dog" Leland, Sgt., Huey Crew Chief, Viet Nam, Bill Recob,[/color], Marines Pacific Theater WWII. The other I only knew by first name Slim[/color] ,Army Rangers Nomandy WWII, Sam, Marine Artillery Viet Nam. Several are gone now "highlighted in blue", but all deserve our respect. Just incase you wanted to put a name on Memorial Day. I know there are others that you know don't allow them to be forgotten. This is as good a place as any to introduce them, Less We Forget. God Bless, God Bless'em All: <>< Duce:
 

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jason henry army 82nd (currently serving third tour in iraq) chris henry marines , mike ratlift army (going to the sand box in three weeks).


may god bless the men and the familys of men that have fought and died for the safety of this country.
 

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H. C. Cowden Jr.[/color] WWII Army in Burma and China (My grand father) Richard Cowden[/color] WWII Navy South Pacific, Wade Cowden[/color] WWII Army Air Corp. Europe, Dennis Hamond[/color] WWII Army Europe (My uncles), Ron Snowden Air Force B-52s in Nam, Jerry Wilson SF Nam, Lee Crafton Sr.[/color] Nam Navy Medic attached to Marine Corp., Scott Hulsman 101st Desert Storm, Steve Elam Marine Corp. Nam, Lee Harrison Army Korea.

These are just a few of the many that I have known and worked with over the years, all of them taught me something about why America is a wonderful place to live, and why we have to fight to keep it this way. For my part, I never left the country on my short tour of duty in the early 80's, but these people went out there and put their lives on the line for us every day.

God Bless them all.

Greg
 

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May God bless all that served our country.....Including my Father ( Europe theatre,Battle of the Bulge) and my Grandfather ( WWl )..... this is a memorial in the small town I live in....of those listed that died in Vietnam...13 of the 19 were in my graduating class.... :cry:


 

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if you where to ask me all who have served are heros rather they fight or not . lets not forget all those who signed the dotted line who are here on this site . thanks for serving and letting me grow up in a free America
 

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We can never go wrong by honoring those that have given all to keep THIS a free nation.

Too many live today, that see it all as a useless waste, while I see it as a waste of good men and women, it was anything but useless.

"All evil needs to thrive, is for good men to do nothing"
 

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I want to say thanks to all my comrades in the Arcadia WI 's Company D, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry who I served six years with in the 80's who are now going to Iraq. My prayers and thanks to all vets and there families of this great country.
 

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Everyone has said the group or battalion that the fellow was in.......i dont know for sure but i would like all of you to remember both of my grandfathers..........

Hugh Knight, Korea, Army

Roy Derringer, WWII, Navy: Marines: Airforce

And rite now one of my good friends is atttending boot camp at parris island.
I would like you all to remember him as well.
 

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http://www.lafayettejc.com/news2005...116742952.shtml

Flags honor lives lost in combat


By Max Showalter, Journal and Courier

Although the public address system had gone out of service before he spoke, Sgt. Dustin Maxfield had no trouble getting and keeping the attention of several hundred people who attended a ceremony Saturday morning to officially open the Hoosier Healing Field on the lawn adjacent to Tecumseh Middle School in Lafayette.

Nearly 2,400 American flags cover the two-acre site. Each flag has the name and information about a member of the U.S. military who was killed in the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the name of police officers, firefighters or other emergency personnel who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Flags honoring Marine Cpl. Bryan Wilson, 22, of Independence and Army Spc. Luke Frist, 20, of rural Brookston were placed near the stage where the welcoming ceremony was held.

Wilson died Dec. 1, 2004 after a Humvee in which he was riding crashed in Al Anbar Province in Iraq.

Frist, a member of the Lafayette-based 209th Quartermaster Company, a U.S. Army Reserve unit, was killed Jan. 2, 2004, when the truck in which he was riding struck a land mine near Ramadi, Iraq.

"Luke Frist was my best friend. I was one of those who witnessed his death," Sgt. Maxfield said haltingly, as the red, white and blue flags fluttered in the warm breeze. "The last time I saw my friend he spoke no words. I only watched as he was being loaded on a Medivac," an air air ambulance.

"There are wounds of war that forever scar our minds and hearts. Though they never heal, in time they become easier to bear because of events like this, the Healing Field."

Members of the Business Masters Exchange Club in Lafayette raised $30,000 to cover the cost of the flags and other supplies for the exhibit that will be open 24 hours a day until closing ceremonies at 3 p.m. on May 30.

"I believe these flags represent not only a remembrance. They represent the ideals that the United States of America can be a beacon of hope for the entire world," said Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, in comments during the opening ceremony, which also included a 21-gun salute.

Vietnam veteran Barry Roberts brought his grandson, Cameron, to visit the Healing Field Saturday morning.

"I just wish it didn't happen," Roberts said of the deaths that are memorialized by the exhibit. "But it honors the families."

A separate circle of 10 flags honors local police officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Jeff Young of Indianapolis, president-elect of the National Exchange Club Indiana District, noted that Cpl. Wilson and Spc. Frist are two of more than 1,800 U.S. military personnel who lost their lives in the Mideast fighting.

"There is one common theme. Brian and Luke, they wanted to serve," Young said. "They had thoughts about serving as they grew up. They never complained.

"It is every American's duty to share with all generations the sacrifices these men and women made. We must teach our children not to forget. We must continue to take time to teach them to thank our American heroes and what they've done for us."

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Tecumseh art teacher Nancy Burge has visited the Healing Field almost daily since hundreds of volunteers began setting up the display last week.

Still, she struggled to discuss her feelings Saturday, after walking through the rows of flags one more time.

"It's just really difficult to talk about. When you read the accounts of people who have given their lives, it's so touching, Burge said. "It's great for Lafayette to be able to host something like this. It's been wonderful for our students."

DeHahn recently received an e-mail from U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Rockhold, a 2002 graduate of Harrison High School who is stationed in Afghanistan and had read an online story about the Hoosier Healing Field.

Spc. Rockhold has been deployed to Afghanistan, where he expects to be for about 10 more months.

"It is great that the people of the community ... show such support and respect for those who are serving their country," said DeHahn, as she read from the e-mail sent to her by Rockhold, whose younger brother, Kory Rockhold, just returned from Iraq.

"It would be an honor to be there and see the display but the circumstances will not permit. Thank you for supporting us and we will always defend and protect with the ultimate price."

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I went to see this today after work. very moving experience. especially since my nephew left for Iraq on thursday.

I 'bought' one of the flags. but like most people, I requested that it be sent to the soldiers's family.

here are some pics;















 

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My Dad:

James W. Haywood, SSG, U.S. Army Air Corps and the Mighty 8th Air Force. Served full combat tour as a tail gunner in a B-17 flying fortress. WWII European theater.

His crewmates wouldn't take off till he sang a certain song over the intercom. He said they were a superstitious lot. He got sick and the doc grounded him for one mission and so he wasn't there to sing. His crew didn't make it back...

May he rest in peace...
 
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