Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pop's obituary


I made damned sure that the part about him being a III Percent Patriot was in there. I wanted him remembered for that if nothing else.

24 comments:

PISSED said...

Very nice Ken.

hiswiserangel said...

Beautifully said. You honored what appeared to be most important to him. God, family, and country.

Stephen said...

I agree, very nice. My condolences.

MissK said...

Beautiful Kenny, thank you for sharing. You have his smile.

RangerNick said...

Rest in Peace.

Robert Fowler said...

Sounds like a Man I would have been proud to know. Semper Fi and Godspeed sir.

Walter Zoomie said...

Nice write-up on your Pops.

Chief Warrant Officer is the shit.

In the Marine Corps they are like gods...wiser and more experience than most zeroes, and more rank than any enlisted.

I only ever met one WO in the Corps that was a total shit-bird...and he just happened to be my platoon commander...a coward and complete waste of human flesh.

I don't know how he picked up rank.

The other sergeants and I in my platoon pretty much agreed during GW1 that if we ever got into the shit, the first round would go into the back of our WO's head.

He was THAT bad...

Too bad we couldn't have had your old man as our platoon commander.

angrymike said...

As I said my condolences, he's in heaven now looking down on all of us...........
Nice write up ken.........

Buckaroo said...

May God Bless and Keep Mr. Kirk Lane at His side. My condolences to you and your family.

Mulligan said...

Sounds like a hell of a Man, my condolences. The world needs more like him.

SierraCheryl III said...

Wonderful testament to your father.

Prayers for you and your family at this sad time.

Good job on making sure his affiliation with the III Percent was included!

SierraCheryl
III

drjim said...

Very nice, Kenny!
My Dad was a Tool and Die Maker, too.
I made sure they has his SeaBee service in his obit, and that the VFW sent out an honor guard.

Erinyes said...

Very nice. I'm sorry, I didn't realize your father was so young...not that that makes any difference. I hope you and yours are doing okay. Prayers your way...

Deb said...

So nice. It conveys honor, respect and love. What an admirable man and dad.

DiverNurse said...

Nicely done.
Julie III

Anonymous said...

It's sad to lose a brother VietNam vet and a fellow Warrant Officer. You honored your father well. Respectfully, Alemaster, CW5, AVN, ret.

Toaster 802 said...

A fine man Ken. It is for the memory and sacrifice of men like him that we rage against those that pervert and aim to destroy what good men built.

Isaiah 41:10 " FEAR NOT FOR I AM WITH YOU "

With men such as this in our hearts, how can tyrants cause us to worry.

timbo said...

That is a great write up.

His picture looks like he was a real nice guy. To me, a likable face.

Kind of weird - you and I are the same age, and our Dad's both died at the same age.

Grog said...

I raise my glass to a Man who had a full life. Salute!

traditionsandskills said...

You did good Ken. That's a nice obit.

Miss Violet

Anonymous said...

Having done some ancestry.com research (I wanted to find the Confederates in my history), I learned that putting things like the III percent in the obituary is critical if in 100 years someone wants to know something about your old man. Good work.

Sara said...

Beautifully done.

eiaftinfo said...

Nice summary of a well-lived life. Every CWO I have ever known was "just a cut above", seems your dad was cut from the same cloth. Own my hide to more than a few.

Soldiers never really pass on - look around - this country is their legacy, our freedom their gift. Your dad added to it by his very life.

I wish your family peace sir, your dad is in good hands.

Old NFO said...

Well done Sir, and a fitting tribute! May he rest in peace!