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Sailor put to rest 60 years later
WISH TV 8 (Indianapolis) ^
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 ...
TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; koreanwar; sailor; veteran; welcomehome
Attention on Deck! Ensign Robert Langwell arriving.
posted on 06/30/2010 2:47:15 PM PDT
(Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
Welcome Home and Rest in Peace!
Lamh Foistenach Abu!
posted on 06/30/2010 2:47:27 PM PDT
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
Welcome home and Godspeed.
posted on 06/30/2010 3:02:46 PM PDT
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.
posted on 06/30/2010 3:11:31 PM PDT
by Harold Shea
(RVN `70 - `71)
I don’t think that Navy officers are referred to as “sailors.”
posted on 06/30/2010 3:43:31 PM PDT
Are Army Officers “soldiers?”
posted on 06/30/2010 3:45:37 PM PDT
("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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.
posted on 06/30/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT
Sailors never really thought of the officers as sailors either....
posted on 06/30/2010 9:25:56 PM PDT
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