Memorial Day 2010

Posted By on May 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I’ve not lost any close friends or family in the service of our country, so on this Memorial Day I remember the sacrifices of two men I never met.
• First Lieutenant Jonathan Shine, USA (KIA October, 1970)
• Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shine, USAF (MIA 1972-1996)
I only know of these two men because, before I enlisted, I was enrolled for two years as an ROTC cadet under the command and tutelage of their brother, Colonel Alexander Shine, USA (Ret.)
Apart from losing both of his brothers, he himself was seriously wounded in Vietnam, and awarded the Silver Star for actions there. Though I have had only a couple of extremely intermittent contacts with the Colonel over the years, he remains one of the finest men it’s ever been my privilege to know.
I was dismayed to learn that COL Shine’s younger sister, LTC Sarah Cameron Shine, USA, fell to a heart attack last year.
Few families have served so devotedly and sacrificed so much for our country.

COL Shine now leads trips to Europe, touring important WW2 locations. If I were physically able to travel, I’d be saving my pennies to go on one of his tours.

Other Memorial Day posts:
Michelle Malkin » Memorial Day Weekend 2010: Giving thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Memorial Day Post: The Warriors Among Us – Right Wing News
The Jawa Report: 2010 Memorial Day Remembrance
Cold Fury » Memorial Day, 2010
Flopping Aces Memorial Day Weekend Post
Riehl World View: Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day 2010 « Sister Toldjah
The Anchoress | A First Things Blog
BLACKFIVE: Last Missions
BLACKFIVE: Memorial Day – They Sacrificed their tomorrows for us
Mudville Gazette – just read everything there.
Sense of Events: Prayer for Memorial Day
Cassy Fiano » Someone to remember this Memorial Day
Mostly Cajun, All American and Opinionated » Memorials. and Days
Hot Air » Memorial Day: Make them known to your children, and your children’s children
Ace of Spades – Memorial day vignettes
Hot Air » The price of freedom
Gateway Pundit
Jammie Wearing Fool


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