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October 3, 2012
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 our Brother-in-Arms, SSG Orion N. Sparks, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Orion. And to Orion it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Orion you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Orion, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. 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 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Orion's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
October 2, 2012
To the family of Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks --May you receive the love of God and hold Him close to you now. Glory to Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks for his life for our country.
September 30, 2012
I serve with sparky. I was in his squad in Iraq 03-04. Tall guy big heart, the irony is that his heart was taller then him. I get the privilege to type this little note in the comfort and safety of my home with the ac just right with smooth jazz in the background because of heroes like him. Thank you sparky you made life a little sweeter for me. Godspeed
September 30, 2012
You are so loved Orion. Kris and I are forever changed for the better having known you. As I told you, you are apart of our family, and we love you. We will see you again. You were never alone. Kris stayed right by your side on your way to BAF. And right beside Jonathan as well. He gave you both a kiss goodbye. I miss you so much. But you are never far away because you are here in my heart. I love you Orion. I'll be seeing you.
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