2012-09-27 / Obituaries

In Memory


Gone but not forgotten. Love ya, Mom and Dad family Gone but not forgotten. Love ya, Mom and Dad family HIXON

In memory of Curtis W. Hixon, 6-10-60 to 9-30-04:

CUTCHALL

In loving memory of Christopher Cutchall, Staff Sergeant U.S. Army, September 29, 2003:

Nine years, our son, since
you gave the ultimate sacrifice on the sands of Iraq. The
loss is as great today as it
was then ... time may heal
and deaden the loss, but never does it leave.
The following poem was
written during Iraqi Freedom by a soldier, to honor
the fallen, seems quite appropriate. SUNSET VIGIL
The news is spread far
and wide
Another comrade has
sadly died
A sunset vigil upon the
sand
As a soldier leaves this foreign land
We stand alone, and yet
as one
In the fading light of a setting sun
We’ve all gathered to say
goodbye
To our fallen comrade
who’s set to fly
The eulogy’s read about
their life
Sometimes with words
from pals or wife
We all know when the
CO’s done
What kind of soldier
they’d become
The padre then calls us
all to pray
The bugler has “Taps” to
play
The cannon roars and
belches flame
We will recall, with pride,
their name
A minute’s silence stood
in place
As tears roll down the
hardest face
Deafening silence fills the air
With each of us in personal prayer
Reveille sounds and the
parade is done
The hero remembered,
forgotten by none
They leave to start the
journey back
In a coffin draped in the
American flag.
In our hearts and always
in our memory
Dad and Mom


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