Monthly Archives: May 2016


A son any father would be proud of.

Parker County Blog



February 17, 2016 –

For those who may not know, here is a list of Chris Kyle’s awards.
•2 Silver Stars with Combat Valor

•5 Bronze Stars with Combat Valor

•Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor…

•2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat Valor

•2 Combat Action Ribbons

•Navy Presidential Unit Citation

•Joint Meritorious Unit Award

•Navy Unit Commendation

•Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

•Navy Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service Star

•National Defense Service Medal

•Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

• Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars

•Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

•Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

•Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Service Stars

•Rifle Marksmanship Medal

•Pistol Marksmanship Medal

•United States Navy SEALs Insignia

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‘Every day is Memorial Day’

You get this my friend, they are similar but also very different. As it should be thanks for this piece and getting it.

Parker County Blog, The American Legion|
military funeral

I went to my first military funeral in November 2003. A local newspaper wrote that Jacob Fletcher, a 28-year-old private from Long Island, N.Y., was being buried with military honors at the national cemetery in Pinelawn. U.S. troops had already died in Iraq, and I believed deeply that their sacrifice was important, that their deaths should not be ignored.

The ceremony itself was brief. A lone bugler played Taps, an honor guard of seven soldiers fired their rifles into the air three times for a 21-gun salute, and the U.S. flag covering the casket was carefully folded and presented to Fletcher’s family. A military funeral has the feeling of having been designed while at war, under fire, and lasts at the gravesite about eight minutes.

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