The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Duane Frederick Freagon, our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Duane. And to Duane it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving in the U.S. Navy. Duane, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the military veteran Legionnaires of the Meuli * Kelean * Kramer * Dannenberg Post 77 of the American Legion, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Duane's family and loved ones.
Harry P. Bauer
Commander, American Legion Post 77
We were sorry to hear of the death of your father. May you have many joy filled memories of him. Take care,
-Vicki and Mike Brown
Fair winds and fine seas shipmate and thank you for your services, I am a 16 yr disabled Navy Seabee, guard the gate for us Vets,Korea USS Wisconsin BB-64 1952 only battleship to take a hit 6 of us lived. My your sole Rest in Peace.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find some peace and comfort in being together today. I liked Duane very much and will remember our talks with great fondness.
I saw your father only one time at a track meet if my memory serves me well. I will put him in my daily Rosary.
Mark C. Warns
I forgot to sign my previous message.
I knew your family for many years. Don and I were in the same grade, and he and Duane visited me in the vet's home often. I remember Duane from all the VFW meetings.