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marine friend might not make it.

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:41 AM
Sorry to hear about your friend. If he doesn't pull's not the end of the world..but a new beginning for everyone, including his. No one's passing on is ever in vain, for we all learn and matured through such events once the grief is passed, and his life an everlasting memory as long as we are alive.

If it is a flag you wish to give him, the nation's flag is far more appropriate, for that was what he had ever wanted - to serve his nation. The flag that flew strong and free, created by the founding fathers whom battle odds that were far more worse than anyone else present had to face, and freed a people of tyranny for centuries.

During ancient roman times, the grass crown was the highest honour one soldier can bestow upon another. It was made simply from grass, but it was fashioned by the hands of soldiers from the heart and is valued priceless. It had to come from the ordinary people.

If the bastards in the military refused to give him the honour due, then it will be you, the ordinary citizen, to honour him for his heartfelt beliefs and service to the nation, a priceless gift beyond anything any authority to give, a high accolade and symbol of your everlasting memory of him and what he had done for others.

His service was in the proud tradition of such founding fathers, from the generats to the newly wed farmer who owned a musket, called to fight so that others generations later be free. It was the flag that many swore allegience to and died for, even as today many woke up and realized that it had been corrupted by the elites of latter generations, but it will always be the ancient flag that once freed many and the untarnished memory of what founding fathers had sacrificed....

But his life is not over yet...

Hope springs eternal, and so does recovery, if his spirit and those around him are strong. Don't give up yet, you or him.

Edit: Sorry to hear that he had passed on. I will not retract what I had meaningfully intended to say for it may help others in similar situations, as he and you had passed on to a new beginning, an end to suffering and pain once grief is over....Take care.
edit on 17-2-2011 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:42 AM
reply to post by rubbertramp

My prayers for the tough marine, may he get well soon.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:45 AM
Please, Ladies and Gentlemen, read the posts. The poor guy has passed.
May his soul continue on in the next existance.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:21 AM
So sad to hear, my condolences to the family, and prayers.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:33 AM
Sad to even come accross this thread.
Sorry to hear of the loss.

It is always a heartbreaker when it comes down to one person at a time.
I bet everyone involved could think of something better to do.

It's a low down dirty crime that there are those who think that what has just happenened is in anyway an acceptable outcome to the problems we humans all have to solve..

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:31 AM
thanx again to everyone who commented.
it's always nice to see a dead thread brought back to life.
there was a few points made that i'd like to comment on.
instead of quoting as usual, i'm sure you'll know who you are.

concerning the ring, great idea. done, it's his. why i didn't think of passing it on is beyond me.
thanx for pointing it out. it was wrong of me to think of keeping it as a personal token.
thank you for mentioning it.

regarding the american flag, like i mentioned, he flies one along with his 82 airborne one at the house. has since he finished his tours years ago.
i know he will receive another from the marines at the funeral.
i did get a marine flag and will be at their house before they return, so i thought it would be nice to have it flying upon their return.

btw, i was delayed a day due to the fact that the body needs to be prepared before escorted back home.
i should be leaving this afternoon. will be picking up his sister in colorado so she need not travel alone.
navy gal, figured it best this way.

i also put together a photo album of some of the pics i had taken of him in the past. including the one i already mentioned.
i know the father has never seen any of them so i think it'll be something he will cherish.
i had no idea how most of this will work, and from what i've been told, most of the arrangements will actually be taken care of by the guys at the local vfw.
i was thinking food for the reception and all kinds of stuff, but it's all handled already.
i was also informed that one of the guys from the vfw opened his motel to those attending.
will not take money for rooms to be used.
some of this generosity is quite overwhelming.
whether or not they even knew him is not even part of the equation.

thanx again, and may none of you ever need to experience anything similar to this.
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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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I'm sorry that the friend didn't make it. I'm editing my original post because I thought he was still alive. My prayers are with the family and for you yourself! I'm sure the friend appreciated what you did for him! Always remember that.

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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So sorry for the loss you and his family are enduring; sending prayers for peace and healing.

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