REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!
LCpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, USMC
1st Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Marine Division
11 December 2013
I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)
"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour,
and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle
than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:5860)
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nations call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!
"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"
Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)
posted on 12/12/2013 6:37:48 PM PST
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
posted on 12/12/2013 6:55:15 PM PST
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