laid a hero to rest today...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by donthav1, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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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......
     
  2. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Sorry for your loss. He sounds like a true American hero and Marine.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Rest well to a Great American.
     
  4. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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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.
     
  5. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    My sincere condolences for your loss and deepest gratitude for his sacrifices, to you and your family...:(
     
  6. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    May GOD bless him as we honor him. RIP
     
  7. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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

    racer_x New Member

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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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  9. astroman

    astroman Supporting Member Supporter

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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...
     
  10. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Rest in Peace,
    American Hero,
    Rest in Peace.
     
  11. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    sorry for your loss.

    SEMPER FI old devildog... enjoy gaurding those pearly gates
     
  12. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    Sounds like he live a great life after saving the world. You knew him well and you learned so much from him and about him. Rest in peace Great American!
     
  13. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    wow, thanks to everyone for the kind words, i didn't expect to this to receive this many replies so fast.

    on a side note, if anyone knows someone who thinks post traumatic stress disorder is some sort of new made up disorder, tell them it's very real & many men much older than the rest of us have suffered with it for a long long time. those who suffer from it need all the love & help we can give, no matter when they served.

    for all the veteran's out there on this message board, i thank you for your service too & hope you have many happy years in peace ahead of you.
     
  14. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    THEY USED TO CALL IT SHELL SHOKE!!! How do you come away an be the same man?? You cant!!
     
  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Fallin but never forgotten. Semper Fi Leatherneck. Sorry for your loss OP
     
  16. paintsplat

    paintsplat New Member

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    Part of the Greatest generation, all your battles are won rest in peace marine.
     
  17. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    My father was also a member of America's "Greatest Generation". These men carried on the orginal dreams of our nation.:)


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  18. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    A peaceful rest to a fine American.
     
  19. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Yes they did and there WIVES made ammo and did what was needed!!!
     
  20. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Sorry for your loss. My Dad was in WWII and Korea. They are truly a breed apart.