Burial @ Sea — A US Marine is laid to rest

Thanks to a great friend, Rick Copeland, I was introduced to an account of George Goodson, LtCol, USMC (Ret.) and his assignment as Commanding Officer of a Marine Corps component at Little Creek, VA starting in 1967. During this particular posting LtCol Goodson was responsible for notifying the families of Marines killed in action in Vietnam.  LtCol Goodson’s telling of his experience with the notifications is very touching and I believe would be meaningful to anyone from any country. One such notification, one particularly meaningful to me, resulted in a burial at sea. As a  “Tin Can” sailor serving on a destroyer during Vietnam in 1967 I would have considered it an honor and privilege to have my ship, the USS Richard B Anderson (DD-786), selected for the detail LtCol Goodson describes in his account.   Click HERE for a link to the account as it appears in the Naval Leadership blogspot.

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About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church (www.newlife4me.com). Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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