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4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:28 PM

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Funneral

I wish I had a scanner, I have a bunch of
pics of a funnerall I was in.
Someone found an old grave in a field
Turned out to be a Confederate General
from Louisiana. We reburried him in a cemetery
with full military honors.
250 soldiers in Confederate uniform and we found 4
living decendents who came.
We transported the wood casket 5 miles on a cason
in pouring rain but it was a neat deal
By the way I am a SCV reenactor

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 44 weeks ago, 11:49 PM

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When I was in Ft Riley, one of our NCOs, who was a big civil war buff, actually found the grave of a Union soldier who had been posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, but because of the situation, a ceremony was never conducted. We actually went out as a funeral detail and I had the honor of standing over his grave in Class A uniform, folding a flag and got to see the MoH presented to his grave marker. Hell, that was probably early 2001, about 137 or so years after this guy died, and Taps still got to me. It does every time.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 44 weeks ago, 5:12 AM

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That's a great tribute

to a Veteran,good show,they are never foregotten,and that "Taps" gets me everytime.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 44 weeks ago, 6:10 AM

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thats great Charles

CharlesW wrote:
I wish I had a scanner, I have a bunch of
pics of a funnerall I was in.
Someone found an old grave in a field
Turned out to be a Confederate General
from Louisiana. We reburried him in a cemetery
with full military honors.
250 soldiers in Confederate uniform and we found 4
living decendents who came.
We transported the wood casket 5 miles on a cason
in pouring rain but it was a neat deal
By the way I am a SCV reenactor

and it is as it should be to honor all the fallen of this country, I wish they would teach this in our schools.

Now one question for you. Since you are a SCV how does it feel to keep Losing again and again and again? LOL

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
4 years 44 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

CharlesW

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photobear

It makes me feel like a 3rd generation Whore.
Use me for your purpose and throw me away

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 44 weeks ago, 9:49 AM

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Imagine, if you will, being the bugler at over 400 Military Funeral Honors ceremonies for WW II, Korean War, Viet Nam War, Gulf War and Present Middle Eastern conflict US honorable service veterans. I do not describe this because I want you to think I am a hero--but only to tell you that when Taps "gets to you", it reminds you that you are human---it reminds you to thank the Almighty for people such as this, and it reminds you that their service and sacrifices for this country cannot be allowed to be wasted.

I can tell you that as I sound Taps for all of these brothers and sisters-in-arms, it is very difficult not to allow it to get to me. I must continually remind myself that this is the highest honor I can personally bestow, and it must be done perfectly. Sometimes, however, it "gets to me" too.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
4 years 44 weeks ago, 10:03 AM

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LLE

That would be a good test for terrorist
Play TAPS and shoot the ones who
don't have wet eyes

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 44 weeks ago, 1:01 PM

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we had a field trip to the Breaks Interstate Park to watch a Civil War battle re-enactment. It was awesome because we got to participate in an "Raid" that is based on true events. Though we were given sticks as guns. Oh my I had a good time that day. They had smoke ball fireworks to make it look like a full battle was going on. A radio played cannon shots and some of the re-enactors had replica black powder rifles but they were set up for blanks or something. It was very fun. There was a small battle in the Breaks Park back then know as the Flat Woods. At least that was the story my grandma was told when she was a kid. There is a cemetary where my grandma's second husband is buried that has several confederate soldiers. So much history can be found all around. Ya just got to know where to look.

Oh and CW PM for ya.

4 years 44 weeks ago, 1:11 PM

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Snake the reenactments I go on use real
rifles, just no bullets, we also use real
cannons, not some tape recording

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 44 weeks ago, 1:22 PM

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CW

I guess the school had something to do with what they used. Im not sure. However it was fun for a kid in the 5th grade at the time. Ive never been to a full reenactment like say in gettysburg but I hope to see one one day.

4 years 44 weeks ago, 1:23 PM

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check your yahoo mail

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4 years 44 weeks ago, 10:54 PM

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That's awesome!

That's awesome!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 44 weeks ago, 1:49 PM

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On my last deployment, we lost a soldier to a VBIED strike and when he was pronounced dead at the hospital, the company had a "gaggle" formation in a gym. I shared a trailer with the soldier's squad leader, so I knew going there that he was dead, and when the platoon leader told our platoon, he started to get teary eyed. I was thinking "You need to dry that shit up, LT" and I thought he was going to lose it, but he composed himself very well and made it through the announcement. The first one we lost in OIF 1, that night, people who barely knew the guy were hugging each other and crying like a bunch of little girls. made me sick. We still had missions to do, patrols to send out, and people were acting like a bunch of fuckin high school girls about it. LLE, you're doing it right when you play Taps for our fallen warriors. It's a mission, you accomplish that to standard, then go around a corner or get home and let it out if need be. I've cried once in front of my soldiers, and that was nothing more than a massive adrenaline dump and everyone knew and understood it. I will never be caught by my soldiers crying out of sadness.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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