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Uncle Pat, the youngest of four brothers who served in the Navy in WWII. Killed in the Philippines when ordnance he was helping to unload onto a dock detonated. Uncle Pat was the only one of the brothers that didn't make it back and is buried in the American Cemetery in Manila.

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Thanks to Uncle Pat for his sacrifice and service. :flag:
 

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Thank you for your service Uncle Pat and sadly for your ultimate sacrifice. RIP and be proud that you were part of the greatest generation that did nothing less then save the world.

And thank you to all who have served and lost your life in the name of freedom. Freedom is not free!

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Dad getting ready to go out on winter maneuvers - Germany 1950 or 51

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First memorial is my Great Uncle, killed in World War 1.

Second memorial is my wife's uncle, killed on the beach on D Day. Our youngest son is named after him. Nicholas Stephen.

We currently have several family members serving.

May God watch over them, they are watching over us.
 

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A a photo of my grandfather Pete taken before he shipped out to France in WWI. He returned home when the war was over with what my grandmother called a “bad case of the sadness”. He took a job as a cowboy and lived the rest of his life tending to cattle in the high mountains of NM and Colorado.

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I went to the cemetery this morning and placed a flag on my brother in arms grave. Has the customary .40 cal casing afixed to the top.

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My cousin Charlie, who was KIA on November 28, 1972 flying an A6 Intruder from the Saratoga. He was a fine man and a great naval officer and aviator. He gave all, and we don't forget.
That was just before Linebacker II, and I was on the Ranger then so we were probably floating in the Tonkin Gulf at the same time. A6 was a Hell of a plane. RIP CDR Earnest.
 

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My uncle Jack. Died just days after the war ended when his B-29 hit a mountain top in bad weather. They were flying medical supplies to POWs and Japanese Who had fled to the Mountains. They were the only plane to crash running those supplies in the days following the way. The Japanese erected monument to them.
 
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