Feb 16 2013

PO1 Robert D. Whited

Branch of Service: Coast Guard

Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)

Years of Service: 1942-1946 and 1949-1951

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Robert D. Whited, 89, of Sumner, WA, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013. He was born November 9, 1923 in Lincoln, NE. He served his country during WWII in the South Pacific where he participated in the battles of Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He also served in the Korean War, stationed in Ketchikan, AK commanding the Search and Rescue teams of the 11th Coast Guard District. His medals include: Combat Action Ribbon (Iwo Jima), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5), World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal (Asia clasp). He graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1956 with a BA in History and Grace Theological Seminary in 1961 with a M.Div. He served in various pastorates with the Grace Brethren Churches. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeannette, daughters Karen Spiker, Cathi Fanning, Barbara Warren and Jean Fitzpatrick, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services were held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA where he was buried with military honors. We will miss you Whitey, Dad, Gpa! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paralyzed Vets of America at www.pva.org

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Feb 10 2013

EVERY SOLDIER OR VETERAN WHO EVER PUT ON THAT UNIFORM

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to EVERY SOLDIER / VETERAN WHO EVER PUT ON THAT UNIFORM.
I want everyone reading this to think about this: the second a soldier puts on that uniform he/she agrees to stand between us (whom they do not know) and some stranger who wants to kill / destroy us and our country because our blood is RED/WHITE/& BLUE.
HOW AWESOME AND AMAZING IS THAT ! ! ! !
THANK YOU ALL ! ! ! !

This post was submitted by Aretha.


Feb 4 2013

Corp. Fernando Argumaniz Sr.

Branch of Service: Army

Conflict: Korean War (1950-1953)

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Our grandfather was a true hero. After serving two tours in the Korean War he returned home to serve his Lord. He started a family with a beautiful woman (Isabel Argumaniz) and had five children. He then became ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church where he served actively for 32 years. After a spinal cord surgery that left him paralyzed, he adjusted to living his last seven years in a power chair. He continued to serve his family and church despite his disability.

The Lord called him home yesterday, Sunday February 3rd. He is survived by his wife, 5 kids, 14 grand children, 23 great grand children, 6 brothers & 2 sisters. He will be greatly missed but we know he will be dancing in heaven! We love you papo!

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Feb 2 2013

M. Sgt. Paul Eugene Jones

Branch of Service: Army

Conflict: Korean War (1950-1953)

Years of Service: 1950-1970

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Paul Eugene Jones, Jr. (Born March 9, 1928. Passed away January 17, 2013) – Was a Combat Veteran during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant after 20+ years of service (which includes service in the Navy during WW II, Arizona National Guard during the Korean conflict and the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War).

A dedicated and honorable soldier, Paul E. Jones, Jr. received many decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons during his service. His Badges include: Combat Infantryman (Korea), Combat Infantryman (Vietnam), Joint Chiefs of Staff, Expert Rifle and Carbine, Sharpshooter Rifle and Carbine and Recon DO Patch. His Military Medals (awards) include: American Campaign, Victory Medal WW II, 2 Bronze Stars (1 Korea, 1 Vietnam), 2 Army Commendations, RVN Gallantry Cross with Star/Palm, RVN Honor Medal (EM), ROK Korean Medal, 4 Army Good Conduct Medals, 2 National Defense Medals, Korean Service Medal (2 Battle Stars), United Nations Medal, Armed Forces Exped. Medal (Korea), U.S. Vietnam Service Medal (5 Battle Stars), and RVA Campaign Medal with Device. His Unit Citations include: an Army Presidential Unit Citation (Korea), Army Meritorious Unit Citation (VN), Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation.

His commitment to his fellow soldiers (Buddies and Brothers) was his greatest priority during his years of service. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and he will be remembered as a true American by future generations.

This post was submitted by shellieg1.