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Old 07-25-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thought I would post this incase anyone else wants to go and show their respect for this fallen Marine and his family. As the mom of a Marine, it is the least we can do.

Randolph AFB (http://voices.mysanantonio.com/randolph/2009/07/military-civilian-community-ca.html - broken link)

Semper Fi, LCpl Lara. Rest in Peace. Our deepest condolances to your family.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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Thanks Paka, good post. I never forget those guys (and gals).
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for posting....at last night's Missions game, there were about 40 young men and women that allowed us to witness (one of) their swearing-in ceremonies. I got a little misty-eyed. I remember that morning 24 years ago when "I, stated my name"......like it was yesterday. Lots of brave people enlisting right now, given the current state of the world. I wanted to serve my country, but it was during a time of relative peace--gotta give these young ones extra kudos since they know where they are likely to shipped off to.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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My unending appreciation, admiration and support goes out to all who serve this great country. My condolences to Lcpl. Lara's family.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:59 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Thought I would post this in case anyone else wants to go and show their respect for this fallen Marine and his family. As the mom of a Marine, it is the least we can do.

Randolph AFB (http://voices.mysanantonio.com/randolph/2009/07/military-civilian-community-ca.html - broken link)

Semper Fi, LCpl Lara. Rest in Peace. Our deepest condolences to your family.
Thanks Paka. My condolences also and deep respect & gratitude to the family.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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our deepest gratitude and condolences to this family. Tears are never far behind losing one that serves and protects this country.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Paka, I posted tehe following on another thread, showing respect, but it also belongs here.
I was driving from New Braunfels to Bussey's Flea Market. I saw a flag at half staff earlier and then there were a lot of law officers and firemen at each exit. Along the route there was a police officer followed by a caravan of bikers and then more vehicles. It turned out that was the funeral procession for a Afgan Vet who was killed last Sunday and was being honored in New Braunfels today and is to be buried out at a cemetery along I-10 tomorrow. I saw a lot of respect. People on the freeway in the opposite lane pulling over to watch the procession go by. I might have done the same but I didn't know what it was until I heard the announcement on WOAI.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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My condolences to the Lara family.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What you saw at LCpl Laras procession was the bikers known as the "Patriot Guard". They ride for military members funerals because there are wackos out there that will actually try to protest at the services/routes of these heros. People against the war are so insensitive to these heros loss that they try to get their point across by protesting by "crashing" events.

The patriot guard will ride to ensure that they are able to "block" anyone trying to use these services to show anything other than the total respect these people deserve. There purpose on their website is to : Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.


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These guys do it free of charge, because they care and because they want to ensure that the family is not put thru anymore stress.

These are great guys...my hat is off to them.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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And I imagine that all of the police on the freeway cross over is two fold, respect and to keep demonstrators at bay. I did see a person climbing around under one of the crossovers with firemen above. I hope he wasn't up to no good. He was on the opposite side from the procession. I must say I was out of the loop on what was happening. I haven't been listening to that much local news lately. It was only after the procession and just before I got to Bussey's that I heard the announcement on the radio.
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