Skip to comments.Sailor put to rest 60 years later
Posted on 06/30/2010 2:33:26 PM PDT by DemforBush
COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - It's been six decades but a sailor from Columbus killed in the Korean War will finally rest in peace.
Robert Langwell was the second cousin Brenda Showalter never knew; missing for 60 years. Then last year her phone rang.
"I was just sure it was a scam," remembers Showalter. "Someone was wanting money. This can't be..."
But it was true. The remains of Navy Ensign Robert Langwell had been found in South Korea.
(Excerpt) Read more at wishtv.com ...
Attention on Deck! Ensign Robert Langwell arriving.
UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you ‘grave for me: 5
Here he lies where he long’d to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
I don’t think that Navy officers are referred to as “sailors.”
Are Army Officers “soldiers?”
I think that I have read as such, but I have never seen a reference to Navy officers as sailors. I know a couple Navy officers and they’re never thought of themselves as sailors, based upon their conversations with me.
So, it’s a bit of a puzzle.
Sailors never really thought of the officers as sailors either....
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