Remembering Our Fallen.

In the U.S., this Monday is known as Memorial Day.

Grilling_101_For_Memorial_Day_0_38954759_ver1.0_640_480  On Memorial Day, we take the day off, and join our buddies for beers and BBQ.

facebook_153f803db290613c937d_memorial-day_-_kid  More importantly, however, as the name implies, it is a also a day to pause and reflect, and to remember the fallen heroes of our military, who throughout history have fought—and died—to bring us the freedoms we enjoy as a nation.

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An F-16 pilot pulls out of the Missing Man Formation.

  An excerpt from the Preface to my upcoming book, There I Wuz! Volume 3:

TIW.jpg-large crop  “While I never served in uniform, several close members of my family have, such as my father, brother, uncles and nephew. Therefore, I have always striven on the blog and in other writings to honor our military heroes and veterans. This volume honors them as well, and you will find contributions from several military pilot-writers.”

Preorder link
https://www.amazon.com/There-Wuz-Adventures-Decades-Sky-ebook/dp/B01FET9SIQ

  While my relatives, thank the Lord, made it home from their service, many of their buddies did not. Let us remember them and all of our fallen heroes this weekend.

Links to capnaux posts honoring our military:

Flying a Fallen Hero

  This story is dedicated to the memory of Airman Dustin Howard Owens, lost to us March 19, 2014 while serving his country in Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Owen is survived by his wife Brianna and children AmyLynn, Mavvrick, EllyMae and expected daughter TessieAnn.

Fallen Hero SS NYC 2014

Published on NYCAviation.com Memorial Day, 2014

Link: http://www.nycaviation.com/2014/05/flying-fallen-hero/#.V0fDd2OP2kg

Also printed in There I Wuz! Volume 1

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Cap’n Aux’s Most Inspirational Role Model

Dedicated to the memory of Petty Officer Richard Auxier, my father.

Allen Salute Dads Grave

Link: http://capnaux.com/capn-auxs-most-inspirational-role-model/

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The Heartbreaking Sacrifice of Captain Grace Baloyo

Dedicated to the memory of Captain Grace Baloyo

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Link: http://capnaux.com/blogformation-aviation-history/

Also printed in There I Wuz! Volume 2

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Word on the Ramp: ‘Tis the Season

This year’s Christmas video, featuring a special veteran of WWII, to whom this video is dedicated.

Post Link: http://capnaux.com/word-on-the-ramp-tis-the-season/

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Other Related Cap’n Aux Posts

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THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR HOMETOWN FALLEN HERO, CHARLES KEATING IV

A Navy SEAL, Keating was killed in action while rescuing victims from ISIL terrorists May 3, 2016. The 31-year-old Special Warfare Operator 1st Class was on his third tour in Iraq.

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Life: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/05/03/navy-seal-charlie-keating-arcadia-grad-and-grandson-charles-keating-killed-iraq/83891350/

Story: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/politics/us-service-member-killed-iraq-mosul/index.html

Direct Link: https://youtu.be/arSiv9PRo04

LAST BUT NOT LEAST . . .

Our pilot group recently suffered another loss, as our comrade Jesse Goodwin was lost to us in a tragic warbird crash. We would also like to honor his memory today. During the memorial, our pilots did a flyby in the Missing Man formation . . .

In Memorium Jesse Goodwin

 

Jesse Goodwin

 

“To fly West, my friend, is the one final check we must all take.”

—Author Unknown

CLICK HERE to donate to the Jesse Goodwin Memorial fund, to assist his loved ones.
 https://www.gofundme.com/KatieGoodwin/thankyou?d=z7QSDpaj8hTZXp%2BQyvSFLx4kqlBf0BkKA9fxlkgiltE%3D