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Old May 13th, 2020, 09:03 AM   #31
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Condolances to your family, especially since you could not be there at his time of passing. When dad passed away in '05 he was interred at Riverside National Cemetery. 3 sailor honor guard, Taps, and folded flag. 5 years later, mom was buried with dad at R.N.C. -Lloyd

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Old May 13th, 2020, 09:07 AM   #32
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Thanks for the input guys. I was able to obtain some M1909 blanks, which are the full brass 30-06 with crimp detail at projectile end, for my 1943 SA M1 Garand. Special thanks to member boltaction.
I also shot my M1A Nat'l Match using 168 match ammo on steel at 100 yards, after sighting in on paper at 25 yards. We had a good time. l will probably go through the process again when my brothers and I can get together sometime in the future.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 08:15 AM   #33
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Thanks guys

If I read all the posts correctly, in addition to info and supplies from boltaction, I recieved some real good information from KurtC, dwight55, ShootingSight, BLACKTAIL 8541, gwf, and Seventh Fleet. As a civilian, thanks to you guys that participate in honoring those who served. Its something that is probably taken for granted by many people. I've learned a lot about it right here.

In posting info, Cowtownscout shared a lot about his father as well as pics of his honors and burial. The following guys also shared and honored family members as well: wiz1997, hnthomps, WaM14gunner, Louis1332, geardocVME3, tomdokulil, and unkola. It is one more way you guys have honored them. Thanks for sharing to all.

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Old May 16th, 2020, 03:00 PM   #34
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Cowtownscout:

Degrees of separation:

After review of the pictures, I believe I know your brother, Richard Strickland, who is a Petroleum Engineer - Am I right?

My dad was also a WWll vet, and retired from the Arkansas National Guard. He was buried in the hometown cemetery in the Military section in his uniform - with full military honors to include a 21-gun salute (M16). They presented us with the brass in addition to the flag and I have them both in the triangular frame.

Also - there are some knowitalls out there who will argue with you that this is not a true 21-gun salute, saying those are reserved for high-ranking officers and comprise cannon, not rifles. I went back and forth with some of these nitwits before deciding I was being stupid for arguing with stupidity.

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Old May 16th, 2020, 03:28 PM   #35
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Cowtownscout:

Degrees of separation:

After review of the pictures, I believe I know your brother, Richard Strickland, who is a Petroleum Engineer - Am I right?

My dad was also a WWll vet, and retired from the Arkansas National Guard. He was buried in the hometown cemetery in the Military section in his uniform - with full military honors to include a 21-gun salute (M16). They presented us with the brass in addition to the flag and I have them both in the triangular frame.

Also - there are some knowitalls out there who will argue with you that this is not a true 21-gun salute, saying those are reserved for high-ranking officers and comprise cannon, not rifles. I went back and forth with some of these nitwits before deciding I was being stupid for arguing with stupidity.

God Bless our Military

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You may want to read this, Petrolero, . . .

https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Vi.../21-Gun-Salute

Especially the last line or two in the article.

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Old May 16th, 2020, 04:00 PM   #36
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Degrees of separation:

After review of the pictures, I believe I know your brother, Richard Strickland, who is a Petroleum Engineer - Am I right?

My dad was also a WWll vet, and retired from the Arkansas National Guard. He was buried in the hometown cemetery in the Military section in his uniform - with full military honors to include a 21-gun salute (M16). They presented us with the brass in addition to the flag and I have them both in the triangular frame.

Also - there are some knowitalls out there who will argue with you that this is not a true 21-gun salute, saying those are reserved for high-ranking officers and comprise cannon, not rifles. I went back and forth with some of these nitwits before deciding I was being stupid for arguing with stupidity.

God Bless our Military

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No Sir, I have 2 brothers and none are named Richard. There was a Richard Strickland who graduated from my high school the same year I did but was not related to me. And the military salute rendered at funerals is a 3 volley salute with the number of rounds used dependent on the number of rifles used.

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