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Taken at the burial of a good friend, an older gentleman who had seen a tremendous amount of action in WWII. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. It was very fitting that he died on Veteran's Day.
As I snapped this shot, I remembered the words of Douglas MacArthur, addressing the US Congress in 1951: The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the plain at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished, but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barracks ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-by.
Also by Donald Garrett
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