Yesterday, members of the WWII ADT attended the funeral of Richard Field, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Richard Field was a member of the 551st PIB and veteran of Operation Dragoon. He passed away on April 25, 2016.
As a tribute, and surprise to his family, Dave Brothers, arranged for CAF-IEW to fly the D-Day Doll in a low pass over the funeral ceremony. It went right as planned, just as WWII ADT member Marty Gerhard finished playing Taps. There was not a dry eye in the group.
It was a fitting memorial to another member of the Greatest Generation who is no longer with us. He will be missed.
Dick Field with us on the DZ at Operation Dragoon + 69, in 2013.
Post by trooperbleed on May 22, 2016 19:33:03 GMT -8
Reading this topic and viewing the photos, the is not a dry eye here at Casa de Reed. I have not had the honor of meeting Mr. Field and I feel I that I may be lesser for the experience lost.
This is a lesson for everyone to talk to and honor all our vets, regardless of when they served. Nothing last forever, especially our living shells. Remember, Korea was just a scant 5 years later and Vietnam less than 20. Plus all the stuff in between and since. Most of these veteran's experiences are still in their memories, not in a book. Once they leave us, so does everything they had done and witnessed. Let us make it a priority not to let our history slip into oblivioin.
Richard Field, 551 PIB, I am sorry I did not have the honor knowing you. To you who has experienced combat, I wish you peace everlasting.