Wednesday, December 22, 2010

going dark



This afternoon, our family lost our hero...and though it happened the way these things usually do, I don't think any of us were really prepared for a world without him in it.

I'm going to need time and silence (and the Arizona desert) to say goodbye.

57 comments:

Farm.Dad said...

Condolences to You and yours from the farmfam .

Alan said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Breda.

OrangeNeck said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. {{{Hugs}}}

Tam said...

I'm so sorry, Breda. :(

Ambulance Driver said...

My condolences, Breda.

Kevin said...

Very sorry for your loss. Please contact me if you need a place to stay in AZ.

Ellen said...

A sweet good bye to my Big Brother.

Love ya

rickn8or said...

My condolences on your loss, Breda.

Mike W. said...

My condolences Breda.

Tango said...

I won't say I'm sorry for your loss. I will say that I congratulate you on knowing and even being related to a man like that. There are only so many people in the world that can do the things he did without so much as an expectation of 'thank you'.

I think Patton said it best: "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." God speed, Wallace.

Groundhog said...

My condolences to you and yours Breda.

doubletrouble said...

Our condolences lass...

DirtCrashr said...

Godspeed the Hero, and my condolences.

Heath said...

Another of the old breed gone to the Halls of Valhalla.

May he rest in Peace.

Our condolences.

Sabra said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Breda. Peace to you & yours.

Rev. Paul said...

Our sympathy & condolences to you and your family.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

~salute

Jay G said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Breda and Mom F.

Rest in Peace, good sir.

Tim said...

My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. I hope that you take those memories of the past and find comfort in them.

RobertM said...

My condolences.

Crustyrusty said...

:(

Borepatch said...

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm very sorry for your loss. God Speed.

PPPP said...

Breda -

None of us can truly share your loss. But please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers, and take what solace you can from knowing that. He sounds like a man I am truly sorry I never knew.

Melody Byrne said...

Our condolences Breda.

Carolyn said...

For what it's worth, I think your family has other heroes. Anyone would be proud of a legacy such as he leaves behind.

I wish you a Christmas full of love, joy, and many, many stories of the amazing man he was.

Also, ::HUG::

aepilot_jim said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Me said...

My sincerest condolences.

Nancy R. said...

My deepest sympathy.

Cargosquid said...

May God Bless. My deepest sympathy

TrueBlueSam said...

Condolences, and God Bless

Ed Skinner said...

Park along N. 8th Ave and hike in through the parking lot and across the basketball court, both of which are due north from 33°35'54.04"N, 112°4'59.46"W. It's an easy trail and there's a good rock for sitting at the above coordinates. Been there many times. It's quiet and you won't hear the city anymore. (Use good desert sense. There are snakes so don't be puttin' your hand where it shouldn't be.)
You have my sincere sympathy.

markofafreeman said...

Condolences, Breda. Your loss is our loss. And we salute him.

Skip said...

Our thoughts are with you, be safe.

Buckshot said...

Breda,

It always hurts to loose one.

It seems to hurt just a little more during the holidays.

May he have been checked in with St. Peter a half an hour before the devil knew he passed!

It might be time to check the CMP North Store once in a while after they open in the new year and see if any of the Garands talk to you like an old friend.

BTW, do you know what that shoulder patch in the picture was?

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and your husband.

Buckshot

SEGi said...

Remember the joy and love... Remember the memory remains. Peace and warmth to you and yours. Celebrate yours and his life.

Jeanne S said...

You have my sympathies. I know how hard it is to lose someone near the holidays, not that it's easy in any case.

JB Miller said...

I am glad he was in your life.

Please add my condolences to the mountain of already delivered by those that care about you.

Sigh.

TheAxe said...

I'm really really sorry. I hope he left some wonderful memories behind for you to smile about.

SpeakerTweaker said...

Breda,

My heart hurts for your loss. The thoughts and prayers of Casa de Tweaker will be with you.

Also, lovely video. Your tears are shared.



tweaker

Bob S. said...

Sorry for your loss Breda, thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time.

David said...

So very sorry...he sounds like he was a wonderful man, and it is my loss that I never met him. Prayers to you and yours.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sorry for your Uncle's passing Breda, but I know he's checked in with the REAL Commander-in-Chief of the Universe and is now catching up with his old comrades. "To Absent Friends".

George said...

My condolences, Breda, to you and to your family.

Regards.

BobG said...

Our condolences to your family.

"Heroes are often the most ordinary of men."
- Henry David Thoreau

Willorith said...

My heart goes with you, sweet girl.

drjim said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Jim said...

I'm sorry, Breda. I hope you can find the peace you're looking for.

Jim

Dave said...

Condolences, Breda.

Man, Lawdog's Nana a few weeks ago, and your uncle now. Rough waters; hope things settle down in the New Year.

Kevin said...

My deepest condolences, Breda. If you are coming out this way, I would love to see you and meet Mike if you can spare the time.

Lissa said...

I'm so sorry, Breda. Rajah sends you purrs and cuddles.

Old NFO said...

My condolences Breda.

Julie said...

Sorry for your loss Breda, sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Bradley said...

He is at the Rally point in Heaven, and with the other Soldiers.

God speed.

falnfenix said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. :(

Sakeneko said...

I'm so sorry, Breda. He sounds like he was a wonderful human being, one I'd liked to have known too.

Newbius said...

We'll raise a glass in his honor, Breda.

Glenn B said...

My heartfelt condolences.