October Taps for Gulf War Veterans(11 for this month)

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News- Gulf War Veteran-Desert Storm Veteran Deaths-Never To Be Forgotten

Recording of 8 more deaths of Desert Storm Veterans(2 from Sept).  Count for October stands at 11 so far this month as of October 10.  We honor them in the Roll Call-Taps.  Ages 39, 76, 73,59, 43, 40,52, 46.  USMC(2), USAF(1), USA(3), USN(1), Undet(1).  They have died much too soon 4 before the age of 52.  We pray for their survivors.  Cause of deaths one accidental, one cancer?, lung, long illness and three died at home.  We do not know anymore but we pray that the VA is accounting for each of the Gulf War-Deset Storm veterans that are dying.  We pray that their widows and children are remembered and that they are remembered.  WE pray if they are due DIC benefits that they receive them without a long delay or fight.  Please honor our Gulf War- Desert Storm Veterans who are leaving us much too soon.

Roll Call, Salute, Gun Salute, Taps.

WE will not forget.

6.  Russell Wayne Crocket, USMC, 39, Nashville,Tnn, Oct 7

7.  Patricia A Murphy(Murray) LT COL, USAFR(VN and Desert Storm),Nurse,CA, 76, at home Oct3)

8.  Clell Richard Bailey,73, USA, in hospital, Oct 9, AL

9.  Crawford, Gary R. age 59, USA, SFC, Ill Nat. Guard, at home, Sept 6***

10.  Jeremy Paul Fox,43, USMC, of Charlotte, Long illness Oct 3

11.  Stephen C. McAdams, 40,USA, Oct 8 accident, OK and Tex

12.  Raymond Dennis Colard, 52,USN, Sr Chief, of West Palm Beach ,October 7, 2010, Cancer

13.  John Charles McArthur, 46, a.k.a Johnny Mac, Critical Care paramedic, AZ, Sept 30 at home***

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Full obits of each follows:

Russell Wayne CROCKETT  

CROCKETT, Russell Wayne Of Nashville, TN, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010; he was 39. Mr. Crockett was a member of Cornerstone Church in Madison. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of Desert Storm. Mr. Crockett is survived by his wife, Tina Crockett; daughters, Mariah Crockett and Peyton Whited; mother and father, Barbara and William Crockett; sister, Stephanie Crockett. The family will receive friends on Sunday at Spring Hill Funeral Home, 5110 Gallatin Rd., from 12 to 8 p.m., and also on Monday, October 11, 2010 from 9 until service time at 11 a.m., with Rodney Dill and Mike Jones officiating. Friends and family will serve as Pallbearers. Interment will follow in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, with Military Honors. SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, (615) 865-1101. 

Published in The Tennessean on October 8, 2010

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Patricia Murphy (1934 – 2010) 

PATRICIA A. MURPHY (MURRAY) Lt. Col. USAFR Passed away on October 3rd, 2010 at 7:35 am, at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 12, 1934, in Buskirk, NY, and was the daughter of Thomas and Doris (Kipp) Murray. She is survived by her husband Neil of 44 years, son Mark (Daniel Kenney), son Patrick (Jennifer Farrell), and her three beautiful grandchildren, William 8, Margaret 4, Robert 4, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Dickert (Murray) of Saratoga Springs, NY, and brother Larry Murray of Cambridge NY. She was predeceased by her brother Fred Murray. Patti graduated from St Mary\’s Academy, Hoosick Falls, NY in 1951, and from St Francis Nursing School in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1955. Patti was a career US Air Force Officer and Flight Nurse with over twenty-seven years total service, 9 years on active duty (Merced, Elmendorf, Scott). It was at Wiesbaden Air Force Base Germany where she met and married her husband Neil in 1966. She resigned her commission to raise a family, and when the Air Force allowed women to enlist with young dependents, she reinlisted while residing in Minneapolis. Upon relocation to Riverside, CA, she was stationed at Norton AFB and March AFB. One of the many reservists, she was recalled to active duty for Desert Storm, thus serving her country during two wars (Vietnam and Desert Storm). Patti retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1991. Patti was an active member of the community in addition to her military service. She was a frequent volunteer – from her children\’s grade school, to Den Mother, to serving military veterans at the Riverside National Cemetery with American Legion Post 69, to volunteering at the March Field Air Museum for years. She had a surprising and wonderful sense of humor that kept those around her constantly on their toes, and was a loving, if unconventional, mother and grandmother. We will never be able to fill the vacancy in our lives her departure created. On Friday October 22nd, a Memorial service at St Thomas the Apostle will be held at 11:00am, followed by a Military service, honoring Patti, held at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:15 pm (staging area 2). Immediately following the Military service we will host a reception for her at the Caynon Crest Country Club. An additionitional celebration of Patti\’s life will also be held in upstate New York, date and details will be mailed out shortly. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Women\’s in Military Service Memorial (www.womensmemorial.org or WIMSA America Memorial, Dept 560, Washington, DC 20042-0560 ), or through the Military Officers Association of America (www.moaa.org or MOOA Century Fund, P.O. Box 167 R-Side, 92502). The weekend she left this earth, the air cooled and the clouds grew thick, bringing rare thunder, lightning and rain to Riverside California, as God rearranged Heaven to prepare for the arrival of Lt. Col. Patti Murphy.
Published in Press-Enterprise on October 10, 2010

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Clell Richard Bailey   |  

GORDO Clell Richard Bailey, age 73, of Gordo, died Oct. 9, 2010, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Gordo First United Methodist Church with Dr. Billy Weams and Rev. Dan Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and father-in-law, Louis Springer.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Annie Pearl Bailey of Gordo, Ala.; daughters, Monica Bailey Byars (Billy) of Huntsville, Ala. and Paige Bailey Sharp (Keith) of Gordo, Ala.; mother-in-law, Nota Springer of Gordo, Ala.; grandchildren, Dain Dain’s sweethearts were Emily Byars, Anna Kate Byars, and Maddie Sharp, Dain Dain’s little buddy was John Patrick Sharp.

Mr. Richard was born April 17, 1937 to the late Clell Bailey, Jr. and Edna Roberts Bailey. He was a retired employee of Gulf States Paper after 16 years of service, a military civilian service personnel, a veteran of Desert Storm serving in the U.S. Army, a member of Gordo First United Methodist Church and a life long resident of Pickens County. Richard was a loving husband, daddy, and grandfather, who enjoyed life and people. Everyone that knew him loved his sense of humor and his compassion for others in need.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Mike Boswell, Alan Boswell, Dennis Boswell, Thad Stripling, Lance Stripling, and Heath Clements.

Honorary pallbearers are Ganus Carroll, Jerry Robertson, Gerald Hall, Della Sue Duren, Gerald Thomas, Booty Sanders, James and Daisy Floyd, Men Sunday School Class of Gordo First United Methodist Church, Wesley Sunday School Class, neighbors, former Gulf States Paper employees, Dr. Ross Vaughn and staff, Dr. Krishnamurthy and staff, and the DCH MICU nurses.

The family suggest memorials be made to American Lung Association of Alabama, 3125 Independence Dr. Suite 325, Birmingham, AL 35209, or Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35404. Published in Tuscaloosa News on October 11, 2010

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Gary R. Crawford   

 Crawford, Gary R. age 59, of Highland Park, Illinois. At rest September 6, 2010 at his home. Retired SFC, Illinois Army National Guard. Veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm. Memorial mass and military honors Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, 770 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park. Private entombment Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC. Contributions to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund www.fallenheroesfund.org appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood, Illinois 847-432-3878.
 Published in Chicago Sun-Times from October 8 to October 10, 2010

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Jeremy Paul Fox    

Jeremy Paul Fox
Mr. Fox, 43, of Charlotte, died October 3, 2010 after a long illness. He was born May 2, 1967 in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in 1985 and attended East Carolina University. He later served in the US Marine Corps and was a veteran of Desert Storm in 1991.
He is survived by his father John M. Fox of Charlotte, brother John E. Fox of Berkeley, CA and sister Fiona J. Fox of Washington, D.C.
A private ceremony was held by the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.carolinafuneral.com. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements. Published in Charlotte Observer on October 9, 2010

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Stephen C. McAdams  

WRIGHTSVILLE Stephen C. McAdams, 40, formerly of Oklahoma and Texas, died Friday, October 8, 2010, as a result of injuries he sustained at a worksite in Kimball, S.D. Born in Hobbs, N.M., he was the son of Sidney C. “Bud” McAdams, husband of Joy McAdams of Marlow, Okla., and Sharon Jackson Williams of Duncan, Okla. Steve was a supervisor for Wanzek Construction Corporation in Fargo, N.D. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during Desert Storm. Steve was the loving husband of Robin L. Armstrong McAdams and they would have observed their 18th wedding anniversary on Thursday, October 14, 2010. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of York. Steve’s interests included golfing, target shooting, cooking, traveling, and playing the guitar. Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are two daughters, Daniella R. Eisenberger of Marietta and Kaylee Dawn McAdams of Wrightsville; two sons, Jordan S. Eisenberger of Wrightsville and Daniel Mauko of Columbus, Ga.; a grandson, Peyton Miller; two brothers, Tony, husband of Tina McAdams of Marlow, Okla., and Jonathan McAdams of Frisco, Texas; a stepbrother, Shane, husband of Cleste Kelly of Lawton, Okla.; a paternal grandmother, Billie Burdick of Spiro, Okla.; and a maternal grandfather, Theodore Jackson of Duncan, Okla. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will immediately follow the service at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will be a public viewing at the funeral home on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Those desiring may send contributions in Steve’s memory to Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center Of Lancaster County, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. For further information or to send the family a message of condolence you may visit our website at www.buchfuneral.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on October 11, 2010

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Raymond Dennis Colard   
 
Family-Placed Obituary

RAYMOND DENNIS COLARD Raymond Dennis Colard, 52, of West Palm Beach passed away October 7, 2010. Born on April 1, 1958 in Leominister, MA. He moved to Lighthouse Point and graduated from Deerfield Beach High Shool. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and proudly served out a 23 year career, retiring with the rank of senior chief after postings in Key West, Hawaii, New Orleans, Jacksonville and Orlando. He was a veteran of the Beirut Action in 1983 and saw action in Gulf War I. After retiring from the Navy, he served with the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier out of the Haverhill Riviera Beach Branch. He is survived by his children, Abby and Nicholas and their mother, Julie Colard; his mother, Rita Colard; his brother, Ronald; sisters, Rose Left, Renda Regenbogen and Darlene Ludwick and eight beloved nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 11 at 9:30 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Lighthouse Point with an inurnment to take place at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements by Kraeer Funeral Home, (954) 946-2900. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries Web #5592848 Published in The Palm Beach Post from October 9 to October 16, 2010

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John Charles McArthur

John Charles McArthur, 46, a.k.a Johnny Mac, Critical Care paramedic, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at home, in the company of his new wife, Pamela. John was a decorated Gulf War veteran, avid hunter and fly-fisherman, as well as a longtime member of the Prescott Valley Search and Rescue. He dedicated his life to being all he could for others. John was a protector of our country, a savior in medicine, and a most loyal friend and incredible husband. John knew how important it was to protect those he cared for, even at his own expense. To be friends with John was to know that he always had your back, and was committed to supporting and educating others. He was always there for anyone in need. His love of Prescott Valley’s beautiful topography and love of nature was well-known. Despite all hardships in his life, he strived to overcome all obstacles and was SO widely known and loved by everyone that he came into contact with. He was a boon to the patients he cared for; his friends, who loved him; and most of all his new wife and soulmate. We will never understand why God chose to take him 13 days after his wedding, when he had finally found peace. He is survived by his wife, Pam; stepson Dustin; his sister Kathy; brothers David, Kenny and Richard; and his furry son Ricochet; not to mention his many friends of long acquaintance, Marty, Charlotte, Sergio, Scotty, Mike, Chet, and so many others. Flight of Angels bring you to rest, my sweetheart. Please,…
John Charles McArthur, 46, a.k.a Johnny Mac, Critical Care paramedic, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at home, in the company of his new wife, Pamela.

John was a decorated Gulf War veteran, avid hunter and fly-fisherman, as well as a longtime member of the Prescott Valley Search and Rescue. He dedicated his life to being all he could for others. John was a protector of our country, a savior in medicine, and a most loyal friend and incredible husband. John knew how important it was to protect those he cared for, even at his own expense. To be friends with John was to know that he always had your back, and was committed to supporting and educating others. He was always there for anyone in need. His love of Prescott Valley’s beautiful topography and love of nature was well-known. Despite all hardships in his life, he strived to overcome all obstacles and was SO widely known and loved by everyone that he came into contact with. He was a boon to the patients he cared for; his friends, who loved him; and most of all his new wife and soulmate. We will never understand why God chose to take him 13 days after his wedding, when he had finally found peace.

He is survived by his wife, Pam; stepson Dustin; his sister Kathy; brothers David, Kenny and Richard; and his furry son Ricochet; not to mention his many friends of long acquaintance, Marty, Charlotte, Sergio, Scotty, Mike, Chet, and so many others. Flight of Angels bring you to rest, my sweetheart. Please, please be at peace, now. As one of his friends quoted, “We have lost a warrior, but Heaven has gained a true hero.”

His Military Honors funeral will be noon Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the Prescott National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for John’s memorial at Chase JP Morgan Chase Bank.
Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory, Mesa, AZ.

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