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 CPL Cameron P. Branum Cameron Wade Rice our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Cameron. And to Cameron it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during several overseas deployments including Operation Enduring Freedom while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Cameron, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot and a Marine warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace. Semper Fi.
On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Cameron's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109