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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WiskyT, Apr 30, 2011.


  1. WiskyT

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    Get some quick press time between the kids soccer games this morning but I saw some folks milling around on the sidewalk. You know the type, wearing patriotic shirts and standing around with the American flag. Being a trained investigator, I questioned a man and wife team which caused me to subsequently park my vehicle and abandon my reloading plans. A Hero was coming home. I don't know how many thousands of motorcycles escorted the hearse.


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    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/20...205/41-years-later-brave-son-and-soldier.html
     

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  2. GioaJack

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    Even though you're not a highly trained investigator you're still a good man for showing respect to a fallen warrior. Although we all must die there is no more honorable way than defending your country or fellow troops. He died like a real man.

    Kudos to you.


    Jack
     

  3. sellersm

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    a moment of silence


    What an honorable response...
     
  4. bush pilot

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  5. ChrisJn

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    Requiescat in pace.
     
  6. WiskyT

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    There is a small cemetery in the center of town here. It's on a very busy corner and I turn past it all the time. Every few months or so, I pull in and salute Christopher Barton who died last year in Afghanistan. That was the intersection where I saw the husband and wife with the American flag. When I parked, I cut through the cemetary, stopped at Barton's grave, and walked over to the couple. We spoke for a minute or so and the man asked me if I knew Cristopher, having seen me stop at his grave. It's a small town and apparently everyone knew him, but I hadn't met him. He was curious as to why I stopped at the grave and I told him I just stop by it occasionally. They thanked me, explaining that they were his parents.

    Here are some pics of Donald Shue's return. Pic 2/48 shows Barton's mother and me holding a flag that has a Purple Heart and the words "Killed in Action/ Never Forgotten". Pic 3/48 shows a little bit of the arch over the entrance to the cemetery on the far right margin. the pics are very well taken and worth viewing. The two older women that are the focus of many of the pics are Shue's sisters.

    http://www2.independenttribune.com/news/04-30-2011shue/
     
  7. EL_NinO619

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    True Hero's. No one deserves more respect than a fallen soldier. To bad some idiots get away with protesting at thier funerals. Nothing angers me more, and I sure like to test some rounda on em..
     
  8. Phunahm

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    Rest in Peace, Donnie Shue. Thankyou for our Freedom.