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    Unhappy Lt Col Richard (Dick) Galbraith

    Lt Col Richard (Dick) Galbraith WW11 Corsair pilot, shot down twice and a PT boat that rescued him was blown up as well. He lived an honorable life of 83 years. My Dad was everything you would expect from a Marine. Versatality, trustworthiness, singleness, tenacity, courage, faithfulness & self sacrifice.
    A full military funeral with Marine honor guard, trumpest, guitar singing preacher, bag piper and 21 gun salute. It was the most inspiring funeral I have ever attended, as everyone afterwords kept repeating to me. He was enterned at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

    Semper Fi Dad
    Cpl Marc Galbraith USMC


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    I'm saddened by your loss. We all have lost a brother. We honor and are grateful for your dad's life and his service to our Country and our Corp.

    Semper Fi


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    Prayers and Thoughts are with you and the family......


    AND WHEN HE GOES TO HEAVEN.......

    TO ST. PETER HE WILL TELL, ........

    ONE MORE SOLIDER REPORTING SIR....

    I SERVED MY TIME IN HELL......


    Rest in Peace

    Sempers,

    Roger

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
    ONE PROUD MARINE
    1961-1977
    Vietnam 1968/69
    Once a Marine...Always a Marine

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    Thanks Dave I really appreciate that.


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    Salutes, Respect & Semper Fi's for your father, Marc.
    The more I discover about the actions of Marines in the 20th Century wars, the deeper my respect & admiration.


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    With respect.


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    I'm sorry for you loss.

    I've been to that cemetary... My father received services there as well - Per the instructions of my mother, after her death we are to dispose of both their ashes and, at that time, my father will be able to have a plaque with his name at the cemetary. While it's worth the waite, I am looking forward to my fathers name being included with those others who honored their country....

    Semper Fi


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    I would like to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayer's. As expected you Marines are the best and tightest. I feel much better knowing someone other than family cares.


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    I feel for your loss. I'm sure Chesty will have a place waiting for him.


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    We are family Marc. Just a different lineage.


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    Marc,

    Understand how it may feel to loose your father. Lost my dad just over a year ago. He too is buried at Willamette National Cementry. The staff up there were terrific to my sister, stepmother, and myself. Its a beauitful place overlooking the City of Portland. I took my father ashes aside, walked up to the flag post and "him" and I had a little chat, just the two of us. Then we started the interment.


    Your father demonstrated courage in the face of danger. He was truly a Marine amounst Marines.


    Semper Fi
    jchristin


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