Johnny Michael-Spann-Obituary

CIA Johnny Michael Spann

Winfield, Alabama

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I still remember and I greatly appreciate all you did and all you gave. I remember Shannon's speech at his gravesite amazing.

I still remember and I greatly appreciate all you did and all you gave.

He was a good man, a saint; treated people with dignity and respect. You met him once, you loved him like a real friend or brother.

I had the honor and privilege of playing my bagpipes over Mike Spann's grave in Arlington National Cemetery on 22 October 2012. The tune that I played was a beautiful pipe tune written by Marsha Bell of Arlington, VA titled, "Mike Spann".

Mike's family, hearing of my playing over their son's grave, contacted me to find out more about this tune and hoped, one day, to hear it played on the pipes.

I had the distinct privilege of meeting his mother, father and...

In honor of Mike Spann, I will be speaking of him and his sacrifice to this great country during the Memorial Day Speech I will give in O'Fallon, Missouri this year. Although I never had the privilege of knowing him, he lived only a few miles from where I grew up. I think of him and his accomplishments often.

I was so blessed to have been friends with Mike in college at The Great AU. I have many wonderful memories of our "gang" hanging out, especially the big monopoly-fest at Mike's house that Christmas. I know I speak for us all when I say how honored I am to have known Mike & am forever in his debt for his love of & loyalty to our country. And we are also forever in debt to his precious family for YOUR sacrifice in encouraging Mike to follow his dream. I'll never, ever forget...

May your grave forever be green from the tears our Land has shed...RIP Mike ~Never forgotten~

So sorry for the loss of CIA Johnny Michael Spann who gave his life for this nation. Johnny is being thought of today, his life and legacy. Blessings to his family.

Together...We Will Not Forget...My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each soldier killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a website at www.vmqp.com if you get a chance to see the quilts. We have sent 207 quilts as of this date. Please contact me via email or...