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Old 10-19-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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"It's not a real sport unless you can die from massive internal injuries."

It's not so much about what he did while in the military. It's what he did later. I just learned of his death this evening.

Obituary Ted Strong Sky Diver: sky-diving pioneer and legend Ted Strong, 75, died Friday in a training accident. - Orlando Sentinel

I found his obituary while looking for this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG_lfeNzIes
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:04 PM
 
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A very dear friend passed away on April 14

Donald Koehn .....94.......Holdingford MN

Donald was a WWII Vet who served from August 1942-December 1945

He was with the 394th Infantry division and then transferred to the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion of the 99th Infantry . He landed on Omaha Beach after D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Although 25 years older than me, he was one of my best,loyal friends.

RIP......Donny
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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A very dear friend passed away on April 14

Donald Koehn .....94.......Holdingford MN

Donald was a WWII Vet who served from August 1942-December 1945

He was with the 394th Infantry division and then transferred to the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion of the 99th Infantry . He landed on Omaha Beach after D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Although 25 years older than me, he was one of my best,loyal friends.

RIP......Donny
May he "rest in peace".........salute
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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At Fiddler’s Green, where seamen true
When here they’ve done their duty
The bowl of grog shall still renew
And pledge to love and beauty.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Lowell Gray

Titusville, FL

Lowell Clark Gray, 90, died Monday April 4, 2016 at Viera Hospital. Lowell was born in Piqua Ohio and grew up in South Bend, Indiana. Lowell was a veteran of the Navy during WWII. He graduated from Purdue University in 1947 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Lowell worked for Bendix in South Bend Indiana as an Electrical Engineer and moved to Brevard with the company in 1968. He retired from Bendix and finished his professional career as a Director at McDonnell Douglas in Titusville.

Lowell was very active in church life. He was a member of Indian River United Methodist Church. He lead bible study, sang in choirs, active with the North Brevard Christian Men and an integral part of the annual Men's Prayer Breakfast.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 64 years Jean Gray; daughter Patricia Gray of St. Petersburg; son Douglas Gray and his wife Heidi; grandchildren Jason Gray and his wife Robin, Jamie Gray, and Jennifer Gray-Meadows; and his great-grandchildren Auggie, Brooke and Alexis.

Lowell was preceded by his son Rev. Paul Allen Gray.

A celebration of Lowell's life will be at 11am Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Indian River United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed at North Brevard Funeral Home - Titusville, FL - See more at: Lowell Gray Obituary - Titusville, FL | FloridaToday
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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On this Memorial Day remembering a friend, Roger Midthun, Frost, MN, who died a young man during the Vietnam War.


And also noting with solemn reverence friends and relatives who survived to return to civilian life whose lives were filled with struggles and whose untimely deaths were influenced by their service to their country.


My deepest gratitude for your sacrifices.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I honor and remember Albert Don Temple (Don Temple) who passed away peacefully at home April 8, 2008. We served together for a couple of years. R.I.P.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Since my dad is no longer here, every year I remember his best friend, Ted Clark, who never returned from the Pacific Theater of Operations, WWII.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Two members of my old unit the Marine Embassy Guard Battalion Company C. Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge. Both killed at Tan Son Nhut airport April of 1975 while on a security detail during the evacuation of Saigon. They were the last American servicemen killed in combat during the Vietnam War.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:30 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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To the nineteen young men who flew west with me on January 11th, 1970, a salute.
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