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September 23, 2018

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June 15, 2018
I honestly cannot believe this is real. It has been 2 months since you've been gone. I can't stress enough how much you mean to me and everything that you have done. From serving our country for 30 years to be the best grandfather anyone could ever ask for.

You have taught me to never give up. To never be ashamed of failure, to never be down on myself and to always have a positive attitude. I'm trying my best to do all those things and more. I wish you were here.

Your first great grandchild's baby shower is tomorrow. I wish you were there. She'll be born July 22nd, 2018. I know you've never met Summer. But she's amazing. You would've loved her. She's been with me through everything.

Writing all this doesn't seem real. I wish I could just talk to you and hug you one last time and tell you how much I appreciate you, and everything that you have done... but words could never express my gratitude for you and everything that you have done for not just me, but this country and our family.

I wish we could just turn back time and do everything that we did together over again when I was kid. Going to Brewer games, teaching us how to play baseball, or Black Jack. Just going to the park and throwing the ball around or watching the games on TV.

My favorite memory is when Terrence, Gabriel and I were in the basement playing baseball downstairs and broke like 6 light bulbs and you never even yelled. You just keep replacing them. And asked if you could get a swing. Lol.

All the family picnics that we went through and you played baseball with the family, or made food for everyone. I remembered when you would come wake us up and say wakey wakey eggs and bakey or up and at em. We'd always have breakfast waiting for us, and a snack ready when we came home from school.

I'm balling my eyes out right now. Call me selfish but I wish you were still here. I wish that you could see your great grandchild born. I wish you could still be around and be with the family and I. It's lonely without you. But I know you're in a better place.

Remember everyone loves you. You're everyone's hero. Especially mine. I love you so much grandpa. Thank you for everything. And like mom said. Send a sign to let us know that you're still with us. I love you. Come back.
June 4, 2018
To the Shawlin Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on James' passing. We grieve with you on the death of your loved one and our shipmate. The SUBVETS will have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and James will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin and a great Patriot. BRAVO ZULU SHIPMATE!!

QMCM(SS) James N. Shawlin
US Navy Submarine Veteran Retired
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, MTCM(SS) USN Ret.
Base Chaplain
April 23, 2018
It is hard to put into words how special Chief was. You could always count on him to tell it to you straight. He was so much more than a teacher. He was a father figure and a stabling force that shaped many a person. Whether is was his life lessons, a "bloody" expletive or offering his home to a kid who needed a safe home, you always knew he had your back. I am sorry to have missed saying goodbye. Always and forever you will be in my heart.
April 20, 2018
Heavy heart today remembering his great impact on my life and the lives of many of my high school classmates. He taught us much more than just the subject matter. Many life and leadership lessons in those years. He was the role model for so many and a true hero. I regret I cannot be there in person today to say thank you, Chief. Rest peacefully, the world is a better place because you cared for so many.