SGT Waugh was my squad leader at FT. Benning for only a little while. After several platoon transfers and a tour overseas He was still a friend. He was a good mentor and a great NCO. He was always fair and impartial. He was a good friend. I just learned today that he is gone. I would like to offer my late condolences to his family and friends. On behalf of myself and others, we are sorry he is gone. JUNGLE EATERS!
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 Ronald C. Waugh, Jr. our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ron. And to Ron it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for his service in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedoms and for the selfless sacrifices he made for his country while serving first in the U.S. Marine Corps and then with the U.S. Army. No greater love and patriotism is shown than a man dedicate his life in service to his country. Ron, you are a brave Marine and Army Warrior and a true Patriot. 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 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ron's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
You were such a great guy and I have so many happy memories when we were kids growing up. May you be at peace and find eternal happiness. Your friend, Helen