Hymn to the Fallen

| May 27, 2019

For those who did not return:

Composer: John Williams

Category: Gathering of Eagles

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AnotherPat

Nice…very touching.

Salute.

CDR_D

Powerful. Thanks for posting.

Dustoff

The last full measure of devotion.

Thunderstixx

I have this on a Flash drive in my car and listen to it about once a day when I am working. Magnificent composition. One of my lifelong friends Fallen Marine, Adam Wolff, KIA 6-20-2014, Helmand Province Afghanistan. Let us give thanks that such men have lived. We beseech thee Oh Lord to take these Fallen Servants of yours into your arms and cradle them with the love and respect that they are due. Oh… Read more »

SFC D

Thank you for that, ma’am.

CPL Victor Langarica. KIA 20 JAN 07.

5th/77th FA

Got real dusty all of a sudden….Twice.

The heaviest load ever borne…Becoming a Gold Star Parent.

Eden

:'(

Eden

Breathtaking.

Eden

Question for all of you:

Is the battlefield cross (as in top photo) reserved for only those killed in combat, or can it be used for a currently-serving person who was killed in, say, a car accident?

AW1Ed

You meant the helmet, dog tags, rifle, boots and flags? I can’t imagine anyone finding fault with that, Eden.

Claw

Refer to Army FM 7-21.13 for answers on that, but keep in mind that the main purpose of the Battlefield Cross is to show honor and respect for the dead (by the living members of the unit) at the battle site.

Eden

I’ve combed through that reg a number of times, but it doesn’t make it clear whether it can be used for non-combat deaths. Thus my question.