CBS Sunday Morning profiles USMA graduate KIA

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  1. scoutpilot

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    This morning, the usually excellent CBS News Sunday Morning outdid themselves with a short but touching piece on the folks in Vermont who quarry and produce the marble headstones for our veterans.

    The piece had a short profile on USMA 2009 graduate 1LT Daren Hidalgo, who was KIA in Afghanistan. It show the production of his headstone from the quarrying of a 40-ton select marble block to its final place in the West Point cemetery.

    The order arrives and a stencil is created...
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    The engraving is completed and polished by hand...
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    The headstone's engraving is painted to give depth and relief to the letters.
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    Grip hands, though it be from the shadows.
     
  2. rkrosnar

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    CBS Sunday Morning....

    Lt. Hidalgo attended Dallastown High School not far from here. They paid him such a tribute. People like you all make me very proud to be an American.

    Thanks to you all,

    RGK
     
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