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post #1 of 14 Old 03-29-2008, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Final Salute

I saw this on another forum and thought it was worth sharing. It's a tough read, you'll see.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-29-2008, 09:51 PM
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I teared up before completing the first page. I just feel so much for those family members. Bless our soldiers, and those who are there to catch the families when they fall...
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WTF I stopped right after they said his name...Steve Beck that is my Grandfathers name. I dont wanna read a sad story about Steve Beck.

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I cried from the first page to the last. It took me over an hour to read 19 pages, I have read complete books in an hour. 1999WJMIKE, you should read it. Regardless of the name you will be glad you read it.

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Excellent read, you aren't human if you don't tear up for this one.

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Reading that was the first time I cried since my grendmothers fuberal a year or so ago.

We hear the numbers in the news on the war casualties and shake our heads. Now when I hear about another brave soldier has died, I'll have a feeling of remorse for the famalies loss and sympathy for the soldiers that will give the respect due to their fallen comrad.
And a deep feeling of thanks for the sacrifice made for our freedom.
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I'm not al the way through it yet, but i just dont know what to say... My hats off to Steve, i couldn't do this dreadful job.

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Wow...I don't think I could do what Steve is doing.
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Someone needs to show this to those bastards at the Westboro Church... Hats off to Steve and the Marines- Class Act

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Wow. That was a great read..I teared up on almost every page and especially while watching the slideshow...

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That was one of the hardest things I have ever read. God Bless our soldiers and men like Steve Beck for being able to do what they do. They are definitely stronger men than I.

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That was amazing to read. I read the entire thing, and I'll probably send it to a lot of my friends and family.
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wow the major grew up within 20 miles of me.

I am reading it and listening to Lee Greenwoods cd American Patriot. That really is killer on the trying not to cry.
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