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Old 03-05-2011, 03:34 AM   #11
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Thanks Scub! That brought back some memories. I have been fortunate not have to make a notification or assistance. The worst day in my career was standing at a memorial holding the flag of a long time friend. We were all in the same shape that day. All four branches had names to put on the EOD Memorial. You think you have it handled. You've already spent the last day or so with your friends' widow and kids. Then you hear the names. Allergies? Yeah, we can call it that. I can tell you first hand what those allergies do to all the pretty polished candy on the uniform. So allergies streaming, we marched to the CG and passed the flags. I don't know that I've ever cried that long. I didn't realize how long it took to put all those names on the wall. I never set foot on the memorial again.

I'm feeling it again now. There are few people who have this duty to notify families and my hat's off to them.

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I think there is something wrong with my monitor as it keeps getting blurry when I try to read it all at once...

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I kept telling myself not to read it. I never listen.

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Thanks for the read Scubie. It definitely made me tear up.

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Thank You.
Very Well Done.
A Friend,
an Army Lt. Col.
Had to make some Notifications,
Told me some Very sad tales.
God Bless Our Troops,
and Keep Them Safe.
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Thanks Scubie, having to have notified the next of kin of a few close team members deaths and partake in their funerals, unfortunately, it is something I do not wish to partake in again, but my utmost, sincere heartfelt respect and admiration, for those tasked with such a mission.

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Scubie.

Thanks for the post! Once again it should remind all that the price of Freedom does not come free and without those who are willing to pay the ultimate price. Angels and Heroes all of them! For those of us who have unfortunately had to give death notices over the years. My heart goes out to those who have been designated to perform the responsibilities of the assignment! None of us will ever be the same! It makes us realize the impact, the importance of family and how priceless life is. God Bless America and all of our service people including past, present and all of those on the FTF!

Thanks Again Brother!

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