Squawk of the day - June 8, 2012

"It brought a tear to this ol' Marine's eye Wednesday as I looked over the thousands of south Georgians who came out and stood along the roadway and paid respect to my Marine brother LCpl. Steven Smith as they brought him from Leesburg to his final resting place in Albany. The amount of respect, dignity and honor that was shown by the city and its people was overwhelming."

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sld28sld 3 years, 5 months ago

It was very touching, I agree. I hope it brought even momentary flash of comfort to the family to know just how much support they have from their community and how much respect their community had for their son/husband/father/brother/etc. He was a fine young man, I have no doubt he wore his uniform with pride and brought honor to it every time he wore it. I hope this community doesn't let that one moment be the only moment they show support to this family, they continue to need our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Squawker, thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifices, your family was blessed in your safe return home and future military personnel will be blessed to have a veteran to turn to for support and council as they return home from their tours and as they try to integrate back into civilian life when that day comes for them.


tocar 3 years, 5 months ago

We can all come together to support each other when we need to. The emotions were overwhelming. LCpl. Steven Sutton was deserving of the dignity and honor shown as he laid down his life for us and we respect the cause he believed in.


chinaberry25 3 years, 5 months ago

I went too and it was a sight to behold. This soldier gave up his future to be spent with his family and friends for the love of this country. Greatest sacrifice ever.


bigbob 3 years, 5 months ago

It was an awesome sight. May he Rest in Peace and prayers to the family.


VietVet1 3 years, 5 months ago

Hopefully we'll end all wars and not have to bury America's finest. RIP LCpl Sutton


Cartman 3 years, 5 months ago

It warmed my heart as well. May LCpl Steve Sutton be in joy with the Lord and may God continue to comfort his family.


Clif 3 years, 5 months ago

AMEN!!! to all posts thus far......


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