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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.

(Note: there are no "official" words to Taps below are the most popular.)


1 posted on 12/14/2004 5:13:56 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick

Heartfelt.


2 posted on 12/14/2004 5:19:41 PM PST by freecopper01
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To: Former Military Chick

God bless him.

And He will.

As my Aunt Nickie used to sat, "God is Lutheran."


4 posted on 12/14/2004 5:21:40 PM PST by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: MEG33; No Blue States; mystery-ak; boxerblues; Allegra; Eagle Eye; sdpatriot; Dog; DollyCali; ...

Thank you Army Spec. David Mahlenbrock, RIP.

Ping

5 posted on 12/14/2004 5:24:38 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Former Military Chick

Excellent article. Duty and Honor. Something that some people will never understand. Thankyou Army Spec. David Mahlenbrock for your sacrifice. It will not be in vain.


6 posted on 12/14/2004 5:25:27 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (We won. We don't need to be forgiving. Let the heads roll!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Former Military Chick

Its times like these when I would like to take a Bullwhip to the likes of Michael Moore and Jane Fonda.


7 posted on 12/14/2004 5:33:26 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: Former Military Chick
IF NOT for HIM and MEN like HIM, our nation would never have been and would NOT now be.

You now walk with GOD young soldier and your many brethren who came before ye. I will see you soon.

8 posted on 12/14/2004 5:41:22 PM PST by PISANO (Never Forget 911!! & 911's 1st Heroes..... "Beamer, Glick, Bingham & Bennett.")
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To: Former Military Chick

"Some gave all..." is what I always remember at a soldier's funeral. Somehow it doesn't seem right that patriots suffer and die while traitors sit on their fat asses and complain.


9 posted on 12/14/2004 5:45:44 PM PST by caisson71
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To: Former Military Chick
Just this Sunday while on a job installing wireless equipment, I met a young man wearing dog tag's with a portrait of a Marine on them. I was curious and asked him about the tags and he told me it was in recognition of his older brother who was killed by an IED a few weeks ago.

Needless to say I was at a loss for words. Our young people are very precious and what made this encounter even more poignant, was this young man's stated desire to enlist and take his brother's place. We need to see this war on terror through to its completion, as quickly as possible, whatever it takes, in order to preserve the lives of our precious youth. Let's get it done and over with.

11 posted on 12/14/2004 5:58:09 PM PST by semaj ("....by their fruit you will know them.")
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BTTT


12 posted on 12/14/2004 6:02:46 PM PST by sarasmom (McCarthy has been vindicated. When will Carter be vilified?)
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To: Former Military Chick
Mahlenbrock's 19-year-old widow, Melissa, cuddled his 11-week-old daughter, Kadence.

I remember this family. They named the baby Kadence for military cadence.

I don't remember her full name, but I think Kadence is actually the middle name.

Does anyone else remember?

14 posted on 12/14/2004 6:25:32 PM PST by texasflower (Liberty can change habits. ~ President George W. Bush 10/08/04)
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To: Former Military Chick
The young people in this country continue to amaze me. The courage, the sense of duty, the sheer goodness - thank you soldier, thank you.
15 posted on 12/14/2004 6:36:52 PM PST by homeywhite
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To: Former Military Chick

A 1:00 Bump...God rest his soul- we will never forget.


16 posted on 12/15/2004 9:53:13 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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To: Former Military Chick

There are some songs that just get to me. Both of these do.

There is nothing more mournful than a battalion of soldiers singing Amazing Grace for a fallen comrade.


18 posted on 12/16/2004 7:25:54 AM PST by Eagle Eye ("Yeah? Now imagine that times 30 and in a small room.")
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