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Rambling Wreck - John Lance "the Col. Memorial Day 2014

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  1. iceeater1969

    iceeater1969 Helluva Engineer

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    View attachment 205 For Memorial Day working on a project to locate the graves of the fallen in combat at the national cemeteries (who would think that the VA cemetery database would not link to the DOD casuluty database). While searching in of the time / area of Desert Storm saw a fresh grave in this older area, and saw this head stone - with Note at Bottom - RAMBLING WRECK.

    Sports link: His early years were dominated by athletics, accruing countless accomplishments, playing football and basketball for Georgia Tech - serving as Captain of the Basketball Team in his junior year. A "Soldier's Soldier," his military career and experiences were nothing short of legendary, spanning almost 32 years, eleven of them on foreign soil. He entered his first foray as a Rifle Platoon Leader with 186 enlisted men and 6 officers, emerging with 38 enlisted men and one officer. He was shot through the lower back, but went AWOL from his hospital in Liege in order to return to his unit.

    And he would say THWG
     

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  2. CornerBlitz

    CornerBlitz Ramblin' Wreck

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    A hero and stud. This is what made our country great.
     
  3. CornerBlitz

    CornerBlitz Ramblin' Wreck

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    BTW, great find and thanks for posting.
     
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  4. Ramblinwreck1991

    Ramblinwreck1991 Jolly Good Fellow

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    True meaning of a HERO
     
  5. jwsavhGT

    jwsavhGT Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for posting. Great project.
     
  6. Whiskey_Clear

    Whiskey_Clear Banned

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    God bless him and the family he left behind. Our fallen heroes made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be free. Words can not adequately express my gratitude for them.
     
  7. awbuzz

    awbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Neat find. Thanks for sharing. Heck of story.
     

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