Localism- tributes to local heroes of war

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Real Estate Agent with Leo Parker Real Estate & Auction

 

These are pictures of memorials in our town of local men who have lost their lives in battle. Included here is my uncle Harold. He was the youngest of 4 boys and was newly married when he was drafted to Vietnam. He didn't make it very long there before he was killed. He was among many on the front lines. It is such a heartache to loose someone to war.

 

Also, more recently we lost a young man in Iraq. Frank B Walkup IV was killed in action this past year. He was a 1st Lt. in United States Army Infantry where he was trained as Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger qualified. He was commissioned as 2nd Lt. on May 5, 2005, the day he graduated from UT Knoxville. He died serving our country in Iraq on June 16th, 2007 and in a fitting way was put to rest on July 4th, the day we celebrated our freedom. He like others who have given their all for others left behind a family... A young wife, they were married two years, a mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends... He was only 23 years of age. Even small towns are not left unaffected by war. It is an honor to keep memories of them alive and to remember their sacrifice.

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Teri Eckholm
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
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Melissa--I am ever so thankful for their service as I am for all who serve our country. Thank you for sharing.
October 18, 2007 02:53 PM
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Steven & Marti Simmons & Schmidt
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John L Scott Ocean Shores

We thank the men and women who have given their lives or are currently risking theirs for our wonderful Country!  If you are serving or have served in the past, Thank you!

 

Steven Simmons & Marti Schmidt, Realtors, Prudential GHP, beautiful Ocean Shores, WA.

October 18, 2007 03:07 PM
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Scot Thrapp
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Thank you for remembering and honoring all who have served let us not forget, freedom is not free!  We are blessed to be born in such a Great Country!
October 18, 2007 03:14 PM
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MarQuis Rhodes
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As we bicker over whether this war was and is necessary we often time loose respect for those who continuously offer service to protect us.  I live in Eagle, Idaho right down the street from the last veteran cemetery built, and I am amazed at how a simple drive to the store or too and from work brings new meaning.  I have realized how I have allowed myself to think "out of sight out of mind" concerning casualties of war.  I now put forth more effort to think of people other then myself and my children. i now teach my children to honor and respect the efforts which contributes to our FREEDOM every chance they can.

Thank you for the reminder. 

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