Arlington National Cemetary

Taps

In Memory of our departed Association Members:

John J. Kenny1999
SGM (R) Lacy McDougald, Jr.2000
Leonard Pilhofer2000
George J. Hazen2000
Col Mark F. Brennan2001
Frank W. Jenkins2001
Gene E. Ackley2002
Henry D. Trivelli2002
Warren R. Magnuson2002
Kenneth Ammerman2003
Col (R) Ian Sutherland2003
Fred Grindol2004
Edwin Barwick2004
Edison L. Dowdy, Sr.2004
CSM (R) Robert C. Chilton2004
Col (R) Fortunato R. Priore2004
MSG (R) Allen Eldridge2004
Col (R) Robert M. Daugherty2005
Doug (Tex) Edins2005
MSG Matthew A. Ritz2005
John R. Barrett Jr.2006
LTC(R) Ralph T. Dabbs2006
SFC Richard J. Henkes II2006
SGT G. G. DeRoo 2006
Ray Allen Bowman2006
Nathan R. McElroy2006
LTC Eric Kruger2006
Robert A. Finton2006
Susan D. Hardy2006
Terrance L. Moran 2007
Dan Nolan2007
Gustav E. Gahrmann 2007
Joseph A. Dyer2007
George F. Zitt2007
John P. Dreste 2008
Robert J. Hartmann 2008
Raymond Kirschenheuter2008
Robert K. Overpeck 2008
Arthur N. Rogers lll2009
Harold R. Lorenz, Jr 2009
Bobby R. Lacy 2009
Norbert F. Reich 2009
William A. Sylvester 2009
David R. Crumbacker 2009
Robert L. Gidden2010
Gary J. Larson2010
David Handley2010
Rudolph G. Haynie2010
George H. Waple2010
Steven Skorich, Jr.2010
James C. Trepoy2010
Norman H. Wampler2010
George Osborne2011
Dennis M. Dimity2011
Elmer D. Pendleton2011
Joseph B. Love2011
Donald K. Green2011
Stephen A. O'Connor2011
Robert C. Dreste2011
Jim Joiner2011
Charles T. Love2011
Richard M. Lee2011
Ronald Elliott2011
Robert Thompson2012
Arthur Cooke2012
Walter Williams2012
George Van Landingham Sr.2012
Ronald L. Henry2013
Donald J. Perry2013
Edward M. Gripkey2013
Kenneth Pond (DMOR)2013
Michael Irving2013
Joseph J. Masson2013
Michael P. Vandre2013
Bernie Wilson2013
John McCullough2013
Eugene Smith2015
Albert C. "Chuck" Huddy2015
Joe Flaherty2015
Ronald Olsen2015
James Shutt2015
Ed Oklesson2015
Jim Groover2015
Jim Conley2015
David Coen2015
John Schneider2015
Jerry Waystack2016
Billy Cordell2016
Walt Hazeltine2016
COL-RCO (R)Stanley Bona2016
COL(R)Howard M. Steel2016
Knox A. Ownby2016

OLD GUARD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast;
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of his past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he done,
In his exploits with his buddies they were heroes every one.
And tho' sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke.
All his legion buddies listened. for they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for old Bill had passed away;
And the world's a little poorer, for a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
while thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their life stories, from the time that they were young.
But, the passing of a simple Soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land,
a person who breaks promises and cons his fellow man;
Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

It's so easy to forget them, for it was so long ago,
That the "old bills' of our Country went to battle, but we know,
It was not the politicians, with their compromises and ploys,
who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.

He was just a common Soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But, his presence should remind us, we may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the Soldier part
Is to clean up the troubles, that others often start.

If we cannot do him honor, while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least, lets give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps a simple notice, in a paper that might say,
"Our Country is in morning, cause a Soldier passed away"


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