Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Today, We Remember...

Today I mourn my friend Lex.



We lost him one year ago today.


He may be gone,
he is not forgotten.
Those he left behind,
remember him still.


Dear Lord,
we miss him so...


Until we meet again
my comrade in arms...

Adieu.



They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.





20 comments:

  1. Yes we do. I was able to summon a post for today. I still remember how it broke to us as we wondered and hoped. I'm still really pissed at the ATC folks who, despite handling this airframe regularly, managed to mismanage it's approach regularly. A year later I cannot forget their ineptitude.

    Gone but not forgotten. Taken too soon, but we were blessed to have spent the time with him that we had.

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    1. I'm still kind of in the disbelief stage. Took me about two years to accept that my Dad was gone.

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    1. We shall carry on. To the best of our ability. But it ain't the same. No sir, it surely isn't.

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  3. The AF flew a Missing Man formation at my father's funeral. I've never been that impressed, before or since, and I couldn't stop the tears.

    It's sorta like that today, yet different.

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  4. Always and forever. We will remember him always and forever.

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  5. Damn it sure is dusty in here.

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    1. I know. It took me a while to put this post together. What with all the dust in the air.

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  6. I linked to this lovely tribute today, over at my place. Thank you for doing this.

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    1. Thank you Dear Cousin. You do me great honor.

      To Lex!

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  7. Thank you Sarge. Truly a man among men - with a community surrounding him like no other. I am so grateful I clicked on the link to his "new" blog all those years ago. It brought me people like you, Buck, and so many others I've lost count. God has expanded my territory with some of the most amazing people I've ever known. Lex enriched all of our lives and in turn, we enrich each other.

    It's the beautiful circle of life.

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    1. I still remember how I stumbled across his blog. What a treasure I found. Not just Lex's writings (which are truly magnificent) but all the people I've been in touch with and have made friends with.

      Like you say, our world is richer for having known him.

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  8. Nice one Sarge. Like you and Kris, I `googled` into the blog whilst researching something on aircraft. Landed and stayed. Still here.

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    1. Thanks HD. Lex opened up a whole new world for me. One I enjoy a great deal. The new friends and fellow "bloggers-in-arms" are the best part of it.

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  9. Still having issues one could say. I actually work with a young man who served under Lex's Command in The Mighty Shrikes of VFA-94.

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    1. It can be tough Glenn but you're a survivor and you're not alone brother. Getting to work with someone who served under Lex is kind of special in my book.

      Hang in there shipmate!

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  10. Lex was my OPSO at VF-45,and fencing partner. I miss him and his outlook on all things Navy.
    Respectfully,
    "Dice"

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    1. Thanks, Dice. Lex was an amazing guy.

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