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Posted on 10/11/2011 4:30:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
I just came home from work to a phone call from my folks who informed me of the passing of my aunt Anne, otherwise known as Colonel Anne C. Jablunovsky, US Army (Ret). As an Army Nurse, she had served in both Korea and Vietnam, retiring after 26 years of active duty. Here's a photo of her from the Pacific Stars & Stripes with General Matt Ridgeway
Over Memorial Day in 2007, our hometown newspaper did a front page article on our family's military service, In this family, service to country runs deep, which captured some of her reflections and musings...she's wearing the red blazer in the feature photo. She served as a tremendous inspiration to me in her love of both God and Country. She was in so many ways everything that is good about this country, starting out quite literally as a coal miner's daughter and having traveled the world, and experienced horrific things, only to come home and live her life in the peace she had helped purchase for the rest of us.
Condolences. A real American. Be proud of her service to this country.
May she RIP.
My condolences. May she Rest In Peace.
Your family has done the Lord’s work for many years. May Aunt Anne rest in peace - and thanks to you and your family for your service to our country.
May this wonderful woman Rest In Peace!
I’m not worthy...RIP
I am so sorry to hear your aunt passed away. I am sure you find comfort in knowing she made a difference.
Salute with tears.
As a Retired Navy Nurse,,,,
Thank you, good and faithful servant.....rest in peace.
You didn’t mind this retired Army Major standing beside you saluting with tears coming down his face?
Rest in peace, pretty lady.
I’m sorry for your loss Joe ^-Pack. I thank your Aunt Anne for my freedom. God Bless her and may HE comfort you and your family.
Salutes to the ANC. They served proudly and well.
It is my pleasure to have you to my left, Sir (we are standing according to rank, correct? ;-) LOL
Mind you that is to my left, as I look at you in the ranks , as I am giving the commands ;-)
IN all sincerity...my condolances to the loss of this fine woman, and GOD bless her for all she so selflessly gave throughout her career..
An astonishing family story.
RIP Aunt Anne,and all who went before you.
Joe... you have my sincerest and most heart felt sympathies on the passing of your wonderful Aunt Anne. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. She seemed like a wonderful lady and will be sorely missed by her loved ones. Please thank your family for her service to Our Country.
RIP Anne... Your family is a the very core of this nation.
My condolences. R.I.P. wonderful lady.
And a Jarhead Sergeant...
Our condolences, 6 Pack.
My dearest one, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your heart will always hold a profound love and fervent pride for your Aunt Anne. I so wish I could have met her. My heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family.
Thank you my dearest...
Sorry to hear the sad news. May her soul rest in peace and may she gaze upon His face.
I am sure your aunt is responsible for saving many lives of our brave soldiers, marines, airman, and sailors during her army nursing duties. I am sure the Lord has ushered her into eternity and said well done thy good and faithful servant!
Thank you for the private note, MTT. Bumping to celebrate the life of my aunt with the morning crowd.
Thank you all again for your warm thoughts, condolences and sympathies. My sister and brother-in-law have been preparing the eulogy, and have elected to include some of the thoughts expressed by y'all on this thread.
Thank you Kathy.
Veteran’s Day Bump for you, Aunt Anne.
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