Here’s a tribute to our military fallen for the week ending June 13, 2009:
There was no all star guest list for Staff Sgt. Beale’s funeral, but my friend Reeko of the GI Woodshop passed this information along:
Nowadays, one can be led to believe that Americans, (outside of the military) no longer respect honor, or honor sacrifice.Let it be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff Sergeant John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia, just south of Atlanta, on June 11, 2009. The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough, Georgia.
A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time.
The link above below is a short travelogue of that day’s remarkable and painful journey.
Watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in the American people restored.
It seems the Army has promoted John Beale to Sergeant First Class (E7) according to the DoD press release:
Michelle Malkin paid tribute, yesterday, to another soldier, who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.