Dear old friend, you will be missed.
With compassion in your heart and courage in your veins, you never left a man behind or a friend in need. Your easy smile, mild and generous nature were your personal trademark. An accomplished pilot in your younger years, you never flaunted your exploits but rather spoke of your experiences rarely and then, with great humility and understanding of the inevitabilities of war. You led by example both personally and professionally. Your patriotic duty, loyalty and performance in the field were recently recognized yet again with the honorable designation of Brigadier General. Once more you accepted this tribute in the understated way you approached life. " You did what needed to be done. "
Know dear friend that you have touched many in your special way. We are thankful for having you in our lives and will always keep you in our hearts.
Rest now with the angels and your fellow veterans.
With much love and respect.