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Old 05-27-17, 09:16 AM
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Take a moment . . .

Tomorrow is a holiday. Most of us will have special plans, parades, barbecue, a day at the beach etc. For many of us it will be a day to remember those that fell while protecting us.

Those heroes that I will remember -

Cpl Mark Evnin USMC, age 21, IRAQ
Cpl Harmon Bove, USMC, age 20, Vietnam
Pvt Maurice Carey, USA, age 21, Korea
Pvt Harold Mitchell, USA, age 21 WWII France
PFC Carlton Mitchell, USMC, age 21,WW II Okinawa
 
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Old 05-27-17, 09:24 AM
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I think the problem that ensued from putting holidays on monday instead of their original dedicated day is the holiday becomes more of a long fun weekend and the significance of the holiday to many is lessened.
 
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Old 05-27-17, 10:02 AM
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Pvt Harold Mitchell, USA, age 21 WWII France
PFC Carlton Mitchell, USMC, age 21,WW II Okinawa
CW, I have to ask. Do you think they were brothers and they got separated after the 5 Sullivan brothers tragedy?

Losing all your sons is about as bad as it gets and they will be remembered.
 
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Old 05-27-17, 11:34 AM
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They were cousins from a small town.

All of these guys are sad stories beyond the fact that they were killed at such a young age. For instance, Cpl Mark Evnin was the only child of a high school classmate of mine. He was a scout sniper in Iraq in 2003 and was killed during a firefight when he took two rounds just below his vest.

I have a list of fallen soldiers that I have some sort of connection with (often tenuous). I break it out every memorial day.
 
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Good on you. Thank your classmate for me.
 
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Old 05-28-17, 04:23 AM
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Thanks cw,
In addition to all of those who died fighting for our freedom my thought always include the ones who's lives were changed forever in one way or another and the many families that might have been.

Bud
 
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