• Smith Mortuary
    Derby, KS
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February 17, 2018
Just know you were loved and respected by many. Your family means more to us than you know and I thank you for sharing them with us.
February 14, 2018
I had dealings with Lew at Beech quite frequently during my time in Tool Control; there were times I'd have liked to throttle him, but I have to admit, he knew his p's and q's when it came to writing tool rework orders.
I remember on his desk he kept a little plaque that said One man with courage makes a majority'
Never forgot that; will never forget him!
February 14, 2018
Lew was a great guy I learned a lot about the American Legion from Lew from his years of experience as Commander of both Post & District & long time Post 406 Adjutant. He will be remembered well for a long time
February 14, 2018
The Watch

For thirty eight years
This sailor has stood the watch
While some of us were in our bunks at night
This sailor stood the watch
While some of us were in school learning our trade
This shipmate stood the watch
Yes.. Even before some of us were born into this world
This shipmate stood the watch
In those years when the storm clouds of war were seen brewing on the horizon of history
This shipmate stood the watch
Many times he would cast an eye ashore and see his family standing there
Needing his guidance and help
Needing that hand to hold during those hard times
But he still stood the watch
He stood the watch for thirty eight years
He stood the watch so that we, our families and
Our fellow countrymen could sleep soundly in safety, Each and every night
Knowing that a sailor stood the watch
Today we are here to say
Shipmate... the watch stands relieved
Relieved by those You have trained ,guided, and lead
Shipmate you stand relieved.. We have the watch..."
"Boatswain.. Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore.."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

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