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August 04, 2014
To the Brady Family: It saddens me to hear
of the passing of your beloved James. I was always amazed to see and hear his enduring courage and wit when many others might quite. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.
March 28, 2013
Jesus Christ is the reusrrection and the life.
September 27, 2010
May the God of comfort and tender mercies continue to comfort your family and friends, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."" Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of your loss.
August 30, 2010
To the family: May the comfort from family and friends continue to strengthen you, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
March 29, 2010
For James...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
August 29, 2009
Just finished "Why Marines Fight." I loved it (as I have his other novels) and am saddened knowing our friend is gone; though now with his comrades in arms who went earlier. The rest of us will follow in time. We were so lucky to have been able to share some extra time with him these many years since when he might otherwise have been lost. God Bless you James, and Semper Fi.
Bill Linnehan...Former Marine
February 10, 2009
Mr. Brady,
Sir, as a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the 1st Mar Div in Korea. I read the Coldest War a few years and also always enjoyed reading your articles in Parade Magazine. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
February 09, 2009
I have enjoyed so many of his articles and books that I feel like I have lost a personal friend. Thanks to Mr. Brady, we know what happened to many Marines, but I guess we'll never know what became of Beecher and Lady Alix. My prayers are with his family of a man who made the world a better place.
February 07, 2009
Our ranks are thinning - I'll miss Lt. Brady not being around to keep our memory alive.

Semper Fi.

William E. Farnum, Fm. SSgt USMC
February 06, 2009
Dear Brady Family:

Thank you for the privilege of being included among the scores of family, friends and famous, gathered to pay tribute to Jim on a bright, brisk Saturday morning at the simple and moving service conducted within the splendid St. Ignatius Loyola -- majestic, imposing spires standing proud astride Park Avenue in welcome.

And thank you too, for the rare honor to experience what would surely have been far better ( and more skillfully) described by Jim himself: a genuine “bold face” moment -- as all those emerging from the sanctuary and celebration of this vibrant, caring, generous Irishman and his life well lived, assembled on the theatrically angled steps, in tight formation.

To stand at attention, as a time honored military tradition was performed with exquisite precision by a Marine honor guard -- a final salute to Jim’s service to his country. The cadre of priests, Jim’s cherished brother, Monsignor Tom, front and center, forming a crescent astride the broad expanse of the avenue, to watch over the ceremony; offering a farewell blessing, as a commemorative flag-of-our-fathers was presented to the family.

Avenue traffic -- normally aggressively loud, bustling -- paused. Suspended in serene silence. Brought to a virtual halt, with equal precision, by New York’s finest – the NYPD’s men in blue. There to bear witness, with us all, to a sartorial spectacle.

The sun reached high noon zenith. Solemn rites ended.

For a moment or two, the only sound: the whip-snap of frigid, January winds stealing through the crowd, then quickly charging up concrete canyons of a great city, whose glitterati, media moguls, fashion icons, literati and multi-faceted events Jim had so artfully chronicled.

The self-same city, which, for 80 grand, glorious (and, yes, glamorous) years Jim called home.

I’ll wager that as strong and cold as those citified avenue winds were, they surely could not compare with, measure up to, the bone-numbing power of winds of resistance once faced by an oh, so youthful lieutenant Jim, bravely leading his comrades, as they gallantly charged into the scariest of places, scaling ragged Korean hills through “The Coldest War.”

But I’m convinced, in Jim’s honor, they gave it their best shot.

***********
I offer this personal reflection, with abiding respect and admiration for a man, who, I was indeed fortunate -- in the passing Parade of creative collaboration -- to call mentor, and friend.

Lorraine (Halpert) Baker
New York, NY
(Macy*s 1977-1988; Sony Music Entertainment 1989-2003)
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