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02-14-03, 01:16 PM #1
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
02-14-03, 01:23 PM #2
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.
02-14-03, 01:29 PM #3
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
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
Once a Marine...Always a Marine
02-14-03, 01:30 PM #4
Thanks Dave I really appreciate that.
02-15-03, 03:56 PM #5
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.
02-15-03, 03:59 PM #6
02-15-03, 04:26 PM #7
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....
02-15-03, 04:40 PM #8
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.
02-15-03, 05:29 PM #9
I feel for your loss. I'm sure Chesty will have a place waiting for him.
02-15-03, 07:42 PM #10
We are family Marc. Just a different lineage.
02-15-03, 08:56 PM #11
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.
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