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Old 11-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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today we buried my grandpa who was a corporal in the Marine Corps during WWII. he earned his first of 3 Purple Hearts on Saipan just days before his 18th birthday, he also fought in Guam, Guadalcanal, Tinian, Iwo Jima, & Okinawa. He also earned a Silver Star for his action in Okinawa.

He was buried today along side his wife & 2 sons(one of whom was my dad) with full military honors, including 21 gun salute, thanks to the local American Legion posts of Turtle Lake & Riverdale, ND.

Besides being a Marine, he was also a lineman, electrician, cowboy, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, & friend to all who knew him.

Despite all that, he still carried the mental scars of PTSD till the end, so i hope now at the age of 87, he can finally rest in peace. Love and miss you already Erwin Bruestle......



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Old 11-06-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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Sorry for your loss. He sounds like a true American hero and Marine.



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Sorry for your loss, sounds like he lives on in your heart. Not many of them left, and we have a long way to go, if we are going to fill their shoes.

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My sincere condolences for your loss and deepest gratitude for his sacrifices, to you and your family...

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May GOD bless him as we honor him. RIP

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Prayers for you all. It sounds like he was a good man.

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Im like you OP rest in peace. They lived more then any soul should!! Im greatfull for him being there We walk on there backs.

My stepgramps was with him in guam an iwo he was a squid for the invassions

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Sorry for the loss of your grandpa. Sounds like he was a great American... a hero not only to you personally but to the Nation. Again, my condolences...

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Rest in Peace,
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