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Old 07-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #31
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Mike I saw you twice, the first time at the Exxon and you were talking with some folks, so I waited long enough to get distracted then when I remembered I should go introduce myself, you were gone. I saw you at the cemetery however the setting was too formal and somber to greet you with a smile and a hearty handshake.

My wife and I truly enjoyed being a part of the procession. Being part of something honoring the "Greatest Generation" is an privilege that seldom happens. I am thankful to have been a part of it and I appreciate you posting this information here or I would have probably overlooked it in the local media.

Will meet up with you soon.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:52 AM   #32
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Thanks for the great photo, Rick. Sorry our paths didn't cross yesterday. Someday soon, I hope.

What a great ceremony for a great man!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:07 AM   #33
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Glad to see a good turn out.
I was traveling back to work, otherwise we would have been there.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:08 AM   #34
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Thank You the great photos.
My Father in law wanted me to take him but his health prevented us making the journey. My Father in law is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. I have taken him to a couple reunions of the 91st Field Artillery Battalion, I have cannot put into words how attending these reunions influenced me. The pride of the "GREAT" generation is something I wish all could witness. I have only seen his eyes tear up twice in my life, the news coverage was the second.
Sgt. Kiger's parents planning ahead is such an awesome display of faith that their son would come home one day. That is part of the story I had not heard.
Thank you for sharing.
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Thank You the great photos.
My Father in law wanted me to take him but his health prevented us making the journey. My Father in law is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. I have taken him to a couple reunions of the 91st Field Artillery Battalion, I have cannot put into words how attending these reunions influenced me. The pride of the "GREAT" generation is something I wish all could witness. I have only seen his eyes tear up twice in my life, the news coverage was the second.
Sgt. Kiger's parents planning ahead is such an awesome display of faith that their son would come home one day. That is part of the story I had not heard.
Thank you for sharing.
Doug
Thank you for the nice comments, and a special thank you to your father-in-law for his service!
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #36
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Unless I missed it, I was surprised that the Pentagon Channel didn't pick up on this story and event. They've profiled other such returns (One last week), but this one didn't make it to their programming - again, unless I messed it. Wonder if they even knew about it.



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Unless I missed it, I was surprised that the Pentagon Channel didn't pick up on this story and event. They've profiled other such returns (One last week), but this one didn't make it to their programming - again, unless I messed it. Wonder if they even knew about it.



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