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My brother in law passed away
Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/07/2004

Posted on 12/07/2004 8:15:50 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Don Miller Stroud

DON MILLER STROUD, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 at his home. A native of San Marcos, Texas he lived in Houston for the last 53, years. Don was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Pearl Harbor Survivors, USS Laws Association, Windsor Village Little League, and was a Veteran of WWII. Survivors include 4 daughters, Shirley Mathews and husband Henry, Donna Van Arsdall and husband Dale, Cindy Whomes and husband Jeff and Mary Thurman, 3 sons, Patrick Stroud, Eddie Stroud and wife Carolyn and Ron Stroud and wife Sandra, 8 grandchildren, Marty, Shannon, April, Leah, Dana, Ronnie Jr., Brittney and Matthew, and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home with Pastor Jakob Klingenberg officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be Friday Dec. 10 at 1 P.M. in the Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio, Tx.

Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/7/2004.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
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Don Stroud was my favorite Brother in law. He was on the USS NEWORLEANS during pearl harbor December 7, 1941 and stay on this great ship until it's bow was blown off. He then was transfered to the USS LAWS. PEAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION.
1 posted on 12/07/2004 8:15:50 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran
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2 posted on 12/07/2004 8:23:10 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Dan Rather called Saddam "Mister President and President Bush "bush")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

prayers


3 posted on 12/07/2004 8:28:18 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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4 posted on 12/07/2004 8:29:49 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Sympathies and prayers to you all. My Dad, who was a WWII
combat veteran, passed away two and a half years ago.
The old veterans are leaving in such large numbers now.
Brave men. Brave men.


5 posted on 12/07/2004 8:31:24 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; Jet Jaguar; ...

6 posted on 12/07/2004 8:49:02 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Rest in Peace Brother)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Im sorry to hear of Dons passing.

Im sure the word is less without him.


7 posted on 12/07/2004 8:53:21 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All

Thanks all


8 posted on 12/07/2004 8:53:30 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Dan Rather called Saddam "Mister President and President Bush "bush")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Aw......

Pretty soon there won't be any of those guys left and it'll be a damned shame.

9 posted on 12/07/2004 8:53:35 PM PST by Cogadh na Sith (--Scots Gaelic: 'War or Peace'--)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

A true HERO,Prayers


10 posted on 12/07/2004 8:54:38 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Sounds like you lost more than a brother in law, you lost a worthy friend. My prayers are with you.


11 posted on 12/07/2004 8:55:23 PM PST by GOPJ (M.Dowd...hits..like a bucket of vomit with Body Shop potpourri sprinked across the surface--Goldberg)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Sorry to hear of this heros passing.......bless him for what he did for our country. Prayers for his surviving family and friends.


12 posted on 12/07/2004 8:56:05 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

God rest his soul.


13 posted on 12/07/2004 8:57:36 PM PST by lonestar (Me, too!--Weinie)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Our prayers and a salute to a fallen shipmate.


14 posted on 12/07/2004 8:58:14 PM PST by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but have recently come to my senses.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Don won't need ammunition where he's going...he has the protection of the Lord. My prayers going up for you & your family & to a true patriot God rest his soul. I'm sorry for your loss.


15 posted on 12/07/2004 9:00:50 PM PST by AZamericonnie (They say I have ADD but they just don't understand.....oh look! A chicken!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; WestCoastGal

Prayers and Condolences for You and Yours


16 posted on 12/07/2004 9:00:58 PM PST by ChefKeith (Life is GREAT with CoCo..........NASCAR...everything else is just a game!(Except War & Love))
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

RIP


17 posted on 12/07/2004 9:01:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - Dubya... F**K YEAH!!!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I'm very sorry for your loss.

L

18 posted on 12/07/2004 9:01:07 PM PST by Lurker ("I answer to you, 'F*** you-I shall die on my feet.!" Oriana Fallaci. You and me both Miss Fallaci.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

So very sorry for your loss. He was a great American and my prayers go out to your family.
19 posted on 12/07/2004 9:01:57 PM PST by LUV W (WE DID NOT WAVER; WE DID NOT TIRE; WE DID NOT FALTER; AND WE DID NOT FAIL!! GWB ROCKS!!!!!!!!)
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

HOUSTON PING


20 posted on 12/07/2004 9:02:12 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
The Chaplain on the USS New Orleans was the one who said "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition".
21 posted on 12/07/2004 9:03:18 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Dan Rather called Saddam "Mister President and President Bush "bush")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; ...
Prayer ping.

Please post your replies to HuntsvilleTxVeteran


HuntsvilleTxVeteran, My prayers going up for you and your in law family. Peace and comfort. I am sorry to hear of your family's loss.

68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub, thank you for the ping.

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

22 posted on 12/07/2004 9:05:23 PM PST by trussell (Unemployed intellectual...will act like a pompous ass for food!!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Your loss is Americas.

My Dad passed in 93, he served with Pattons 3rd Army.

But we still to this day have great soldiers.

Let us respect and remember those who are gone while embracing those who remain.

All my prayers.

23 posted on 12/07/2004 9:05:33 PM PST by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I did not know. I learn something everyday. But I know he must be in the arms of the angels & I pray the same for you & your family.


24 posted on 12/07/2004 9:05:53 PM PST by AZamericonnie (They say I have ADD but they just don't understand.....oh look! A chicken!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

RIP Hero. I hope you find comfort in this hard time. God bless...


25 posted on 12/07/2004 9:06:12 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: smoothsailing
My oldest brother Al Page was also in Patton's 3rd Army.
He is still alive.
Freep mail me his name and I will see if my brother knew him.
26 posted on 12/07/2004 9:10:03 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Dan Rather called Saddam "Mister President and President Bush "bush")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


Flag, Honor Country
His is a hero's rest




27 posted on 12/07/2004 9:12:11 PM PST by Lady Jag (All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

From the bottom of my heart I offer you my sincerest condolences for the loss of this great hero, your brother in law. You and your family are in my prayers, and may Don rest in peace in the house of our Lord. God Bless!


28 posted on 12/07/2004 9:14:00 PM PST by Ros42
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

May he rest in peace.

Prayers for your entire family.


29 posted on 12/07/2004 9:14:22 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; father_elijah; nickcarraway; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Siobhan; Lady In Blue; attagirl; ..
Prayer Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Prayer Ping List.

Please post your prayers to HuntsvilleTxVeteran;

30 posted on 12/07/2004 9:15:37 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Praying for our Lord's Comfort to Abide with you and your loved ones, and that our Gracious God will Reward your brother-in-law for his service, in our Savior's Heavenly Kingdom.


31 posted on 12/07/2004 9:17:29 PM PST by Kitty Mittens
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I'm very sorry for your loss, Huntsville

God is taking these old warriors Home one by one, and what a glorious reunion they are having!

These American heroes never die. They are a part of the soul of this great nation, and they live on in our hearts.
May we never forget the sacrifices they made so that we might live free.

Tonight God is holding Don Miller Stroud in His loving arms and saying, "Well done, my son. Welcome Home."

32 posted on 12/07/2004 9:22:35 PM PST by TexasCowboy (Texan by birth, citizen of Jesusland by the Grace of God)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
The Greatest Generation is dying too young.

Please let his family know that there are many of us who truly do grieve his passing.

33 posted on 12/07/2004 9:23:31 PM PST by bayourod (Bush said. "Let's see if I can say it as plainly as I can: I am for the intelligence bill.")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I am so sorry to hear of your loss
Sending prayers for Don and your family

God Bless you Don and thank you for your service to our country


34 posted on 12/07/2004 9:25:17 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

My condolences to you and Don's family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. God bless you all.


35 posted on 12/07/2004 9:26:34 PM PST by lakey
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To: TexasCowboy
God is taking these old warriors Home one by one, and what a glorious reunion they are having!

:)

36 posted on 12/07/2004 9:28:34 PM PST by lakey
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

My late father-in-law was in the Pearl Harbor Survivors, I wonder if they knew each other. May God rest his soul and give him eternal peace.


37 posted on 12/07/2004 9:32:02 PM PST by tiki (Won one against the Flipper)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

The world is a better place because of your brother-in-law and others like him.

Godspeed Don Stroud.


38 posted on 12/07/2004 9:33:28 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Robin Hood was a democrat.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I thank God for this hero and beloved brother-in-law. May God bless all who loved him with peace and guidance.


39 posted on 12/07/2004 9:39:59 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Don Stroud was a Great American. Prayers for the repose of his soul.


40 posted on 12/07/2004 9:45:39 PM PST by No_Outcome_But_Victory (Please pray for Ann, my pregnant wife. (High risk pregnancy.))
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Prayers for Don, but I doubt he needs them. My Dad is 86. He signed up after that fateful day, 63 years ago. He never saw combat, he just went where they told him to. His health is failing now. I just recently thanked him for his service...... it didn't occur to me before to do that. We are indeed losing some very fine men. God Bless each and every one of them!


41 posted on 12/07/2004 9:47:59 PM PST by Just Lori (Before you can win the peace, you have to win the WAR!!!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

DON MILLER STROUD..RIP!

Sounds like a life lived well.

"Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality"
~Emily Dickinson


42 posted on 12/07/2004 10:03:31 PM PST by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Thanks for the ping Tonk.

Prayers for your family HTV!

TAPS

Listen to TAPS

Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep, May the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go, When the day, And the night Need thee so? All is well. Speedeth all To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar Goeth day, And the stars Shineth bright, Fare thee well; Day has gone, Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days, 'Neath the sun, Neath the stars, 'Neath the sky, As we go, This we know, God is nigh.

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43 posted on 12/07/2004 10:10:22 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Find a way each day to make a difference.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
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44 posted on 12/07/2004 10:10:54 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Prayers offered.


45 posted on 12/07/2004 10:24:07 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

America bids farewell to another of its heroes; Heaven gains another guardian. I hope Don passed his stories along. He and his generation are the finest and bravest this country ever produced.

Here's hoping my father (USS Los Angeles before he went USAF) snagged him at the Pearly Gates for a cold one.

You and I may linger here for years, but for them it will just be an eye's blink before we're all reunited again.


46 posted on 12/07/2004 10:24:13 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Rest in peace, Mr. Stroud. Thank you for your service. My condolences to the family.
47 posted on 12/07/2004 10:27:38 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: tiki

He went to all the reunions, Pearl Harbor Survivors, USS New Orleans and USS Laws until about 10 years ago.


48 posted on 12/07/2004 10:32:32 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Dan Rather called Saddam "Mister President and President Bush "bush")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

erse 1: Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 2: O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 3: Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 4: O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


49 posted on 12/07/2004 10:51:26 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

God love these old proud men - we are so blessed to have known them.

May your family find comfort in his legacy of love and goodness...


50 posted on 12/07/2004 10:54:58 PM PST by dandelion (http://thequestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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