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LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior MemberVirginiaPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
[h=5]Today I am reminded of an episode that occurred a few years ago when I was flying back from working a case in Houston. When we arrived at Dulles, the Captain asked us to remain in our seats while they tended to a fallen soldier.

A full Colonel rose from his seat, adjusted his cover, and deplaned to the tarmac, where he supervised the unloading of a Flag-wrapped casket and escorted it to the waiting hearse.

I've often wondered who it was that a Colonel was the escort, but by the time we were allowed to leave the plane I don't think there was a dry eye aboard.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    :usa::usa::usa::usa::angel2::angel2::angel2::angel2:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Somewhere north of MozambiquePosts: 6,637 Senior Member
    What Chief said.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Swampland, FLAPosts: 5,100 Senior Member
    When i worked at the airlines we always knew when someone was comming home, it was customary for anyone in the area to stand at attention and salute.
    Never saw a dry eye.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
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