beautiful shot. i am an infantryman stationed in Washington DC, i often volunteer for firing party detail at Arlington National Cemetery. no matter how many times i've done it, and even when i'm the one firing the 21 gun salutes, the shots still ring right through you. beautiful shot.
Unfortunately I had to attend several memorial services in my 6 months in Afghanistan and it never gets any easier... Did you see the movie Kevin Bacon did? Taking Chance
When I was in we didn't sustain any casualties during Desert Storm, unfortunately what we are into is nothing like that mission. I just saw where the Marines are actually bringing tanks in because the IED problem is that bad.
It's so sad to loose loved ones like that, though. I hope to never have to see the marines at a funeral!..Preferably, I'd like to never go to a funeral...
He just returned to Camp Pendleton on the 25 of Feb after his leave. It sucks watching them go..
On the upside, we went to the VA to thank the veterans and had a little party for them. I know I'm a girl and it's in our job description to love men in uniform, but...wow. Everyone agreed that the marines had the best uniforms. (;