Memorial Monday

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For Memorial Day I decided to ask my readers to share someone they loved and lost, service member or not. Here are those wonderful responses.

A special thanks to Billie, Kimberly and My Mom for their help with this.


 

Billie Ann Doner Shared several with me, 

Billie Ann Doner's uncle Robert Dale Bateman fought in Korea.

Her uncle Robert Dale Bateman fought in Korea.

Billie Ann Doner's Uncle Richard E Bateman fought in WWII

Her Uncle Richard E Bateman fought in WWII

Her  grandfather George W Bateman was a proud member of the Civil Air Patrol here at home while his sons fought in foreign wars.

Her grandfather George W Bateman was a proud member of the Civil Air Patrol here at home while his sons fought in foreign wars.


I had to share my Dad.

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My Dad who served in Vietnam and after a very long hard fight lost his life last year to service related injury’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


My mom sent me some too. Her father George, we called him Daddy Bud.

Navy Dad

George Hasting Batchelor who severed in the South Pacific and Philippines.(on the left)

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George Hasting Batchelor WWII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

My uncle Virgil, my grandmothers brother. Sadly I never had the chance to meet him or my uncle David (my fathers side)

Virgil Randolph Lewis

Virgil Randolph Lewis, who Served in WWII, in North Africa and died there.  My great Uncle.

 

David Adelbert Fugate, my great uncle, He was shot while manning a machine gun turret.

David Adelbert Fugate, my great uncle, He was shot while manning a machine gun turret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Uncle Coy who left behind my beautiful Aunt Becky.

My Uncle Coy Parsons

My Uncle Coy Parsons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

My Grandmother, who not just stayed home but took care of a homestead, grew food tended animals and children and became a nurse.

My Grandmother, Tincy Lewis Batchelor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who stayed home each day, who worried and prayed. Who ran for the mail each day, just as many husbands, wives and children do now waiting for word on the one they love who is off to war. She eventually became a nurse too.

The Beautiful Kimberly D Gangl's Mom

Kimberly D Gangl’s  Beautiful Mom, She never served but she was a secretary both at Quantico and the FBI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly D. Gangl – “She never served, but she was a secretary both at Quantico and the FBI during the D.C. riots. She sure had stories to share about those days. No matter what job she had, she always made it apparent to me that being a mother was the best job she ever had, and later being a grandmother. We were a lot alike. She was my best friend <3”


 

Today I honor not just those lost in wars, also those who severed, the ones left at home to keep this country functioning. The ones who made home a great place to come back to, who kept the hearths warm, the kids fed and even went out and took jobs to advance the war efforts so that the soldiers had the things they needed to make it home safely. Not just those who lost their lives on foreign soil but the ones who came home and lost their battles here too. 

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Please take just a minute today and honor those were were lost, remember their families too.

Thank you and a special thanks to the two followers who helped me with this.

 

Now go on, take on the world.

 

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