- Sep 27, 2008
For the fallen:
Three basic modes: Coffin, Shoebox and Coffee Can. As a SWO, I will opt for Coffee Can as it isThat’s where DH and I will be, via the Navy’s Burial at Sea program.
One of our SWO sponsor daughters was telling us procedures had changed to mitigate against the “stories/examples” to which you allude. We will already be cremains, having made our first stop at USUHS as “anatomical gifts.”Three basic modes: Coffin, Shoebox and Coffee Can. As a SWO, I will opt for Coffee Can as it is
by far the least impact on the crew. There are many stories/examples of why coffin and showbox
are not what I will opt for.
General John F. Kelly, USMC gave the following speech at the Semper Fidelis Society of Boston luncheon in celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10, 2014. It is a fitting speech for a Memorial Day tribute.