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Blog entry by Rustic posted 08-05-2009 03:15 PM 983 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences on the loss of my Grandfather. He was laid to rest yesterday. It means so much to me and my family that “total strangers” (of which, to me you are not), gave me such an outpouring of support during this difficult time.

I learned yesterday and over the last few days just what an incredible man he really was. He loved everybody. He gave of himself without any expetation of something in return. He, as I said before was a WWII veteran. I found out that he had received the bronze star. o that ment he did something heroic. My Cousin and I, who are both vets are going to look into what he did to deserve that honor.

the funeral was awesome. He had full military honors. My cousin and I were pall bearers and during the flag ceremony and Taps gave him a salute that was truly heartfelt and deserving of a man we did not know near well enough. I have been truly blessed to have him as my Grandfather. As time goes on I am sure that I will get to know him better. I am looking forward to talking to my family as the man I now only as Grandpa.

I will be making a flag display case for him and one for my Aunt who asked me yesterday if I could make one more for the flag that she recieved for a fallen family member.

I am truly honored to do thiss for them.

Thanks for reading my rambling.


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 08-05-2009 03:30 PM

So sorry Rick for your loss. Sounds like a great man. They did’nt give the bronze star out to everyone. It was earned. My own father received one for risking his neck to save his buddy, by dragging him into a hole under fire. I’m sure many others did the same thing which was not witnessed. There are not many of those vets left. It’s a shame you never got to talk with him and hear his war stories. Apparently you have some good genes in you be proud of that and enjoy the fact you had a wonderful man as a loving grandpa. You’re in my prayers, may the Lord receive his soul into his loving arms. He won’t go to hell, he lived that here on earth. Friends, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 08-05-2009 03:49 PM

Thanks so much Mike

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 06:46 AM

Rick Your grandfather will always be with your in great memories of you times together.

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