My Tribute to our family
Who Served and are Serving Still
 
Designed by: Terry L. Weldon
Assisted by: Jerry D. Beasley 
 
 
 

" For those who fought for it;  Freedom has a flavor the Protected will never taste."

 

 

 




Roland Kilgo - Confederate States Army
1863 - 1865

 

 

                                                              

                               Cody Prewitt                                                                 Dustin King                               

  United States Air Force                                                  United States Army       

 

                                                              

        Jerry "Smokey" Beasley                                                David Beasley           

United States Air Force
 
 
 
Monty  Adams
  U.S. Navy  
 
 
 
       
Don Lowe United States Army  
 
   
             
    Ray Johnson United States Air Force 1956 - 1979 

 

 

 

Prayer for Soldiers

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them
and their families for the selfless acts they
perform for us in our time of need. I ask this
in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
Amen."

 

                    
 

 

                 
 

                   
Jeffrey L. Weldon                                                 Terry L. Weldon
      USAF JROTC                                            United States Air Force

 



             

Willie Parr United States Army World War One      
 
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Charles Ogan
USMC
1981 - 1993
For they are the ones who, at an age when life is boundless and experience li
mited, leave their homes and families and travel to foreign lands to take up arms on our behalf.
     
      
           
 
Sonny Kilgo
United States Army
1959 - 1962
and
United States Army National Guard
1977 - 1998
 
 
 
 
                      
Donnie Cunningham - Gideon MO
United States Army

KIA - Vietnam Nov 1970
Three weeks in country
 
 
 
 
                                                          
   William Thompson            Robert Thompson             Paul Fitzpatrick            Wes Fitzpatrick
       US Army                    US Navy                     US Navy                     USAF     
 
 
 
 
                
Bradley Pashia
2175th Military Police Company
 
 
 
  
Joe Smith
U.S. Navy
1976
 
 
 
D.K. Prewitt
D. K.
 
 
 Prewitt
USAF  
                 
L.C. Burchell
United States Air Force

     
 
 
    
                                                  
  Jim Vollrath                       Clara Kaiser                      John Vollrath        

                                                                         United States Navy                  U.S. ARMY                     United States Navy

 
 
 
 

No amount of training has prepared them for what they must endure. And yet they stay...they obey, they endure, they fight on...they survive. When finally they return home, they are forever changed. Some outwardly, some in other ways.

 
 
 

     
Bradley Gregg
United States Air Force
 

 

Bud  Clark

United States Navy

 

 

Louis Barnes

U.S. Navy

 

 

 

 

Three Generations of Military

 
 
                                                                           
    Edward E. Beasley            Danny W. Beasley            Kendall G. Beasley
   United States Air Force    United States Army        United States Air Force

 
 
 

 
Now we must do no less than thank and honor them for doing what others could not, and welcome them home as the heroes they have become. To do less diminishes us all.
 

 


                             
  Marce Prewitt                                                     Wayne Prewitt
U.S. Navy                                                             U S M C
 

 

 
Donald Lee Gregory
United States Army

 

Roy  Dinkins

U.S. Navy

 


                          
David Shaw
United States Army Air Corp.
 
 
 
 
              
 Arlee Voyles
United States Army
 
 

 
                                                             
        Robert P.Owen                  Carmel BEASLEY Owen             Scott Owen
        United States Navy

          

 

 

 

 
                    
Travis Fetterer
United States Air Force
 


                 
 J.P. DuBois
United States Air Force
Now Serving
 

 

 

 

Freedom is Not Free

 
 

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform;
so young, so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert,
he'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought, how many men like him
had fallen through the years?
How many died on foreign soil?
How many Mother's tears?

How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many foxholes were soldiers'
      graves?
No, Freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of 'Taps' one night,
when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
and felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
that 'Taps' had meant 'Amen',
when a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
of Mothers and the Wives,
of Fathers, Sons and Husbands
with interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea,
of unmarked graves at Arlington.
No, Freedom isn't free!

Remember this ..... and
               God Bless America

 
 
            
Jake Layne
United States Navy
 

 

A Father and Three Sons

                                              

      Eugene Layne                                                Jimmy Layne              
   United States Army        

 

 

                                                                    

       Freddie Layne                                   Rickey Layne                                      Robin Layne

                           United States Army                              United States Army                                 US Air Force                     

 


 
  

Larry Garner
United States Air Force
 
        
Cliff Bierbrauer
United States Navy

 

          
 
Don Gregory
United States Navy
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
     
Greg Partridge            Ben Termin
   United States Air Force
                                         
 


 
 
 

                 
Harvey Baker
United States Army

 

 

 


 

         
 Derek Voyles
United States Marine Corp. Reserves
 
 
 


           
Carl Burchell
United States Army
 
 
 

 
            
 Gary "Rob" Robertson
United States Navy

 
 
 

 
Pauline Beasley, Georgia Beasley, Colette Weldon, Deaner Layne, Gladys Baker, Kitty Beasley, Debbie Gregg, Margie Fowler, Stacey Beasley, Pam Glenn, Jane Beasley, Joyce Burchell, Rollins, Marsha DuBois, Anisa Barnes, Sherry Newbold, Peggy Layne, Leona Beasley, Becky Owen

 
 
          
 Larry Weldon
United States Marine Corp.
 
 

 
 
                 
Travis Stanfield
United States Navy
 
 
 
 

                
Leon Beasley
United States Army




 

 

 

                                                                      

Charles Glenn                                  Mike Glenn

United States Air Force

                                                      

 

 
 
 
 
 

Roger Barnes
United States Air Force
&
United States Navy
 


                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                      
                                              Sue BEASLEY Schumer                                            
United States Army
 

 

       
                        

                  
Dean Newbold
United States Navy
 
 

    

Burnett Burchell
United States Navy



              

               Roy Rollins
               United States Navy
               

    
Alvin Layne
United States Navy

 

 



    "The Military Brat" The children of the Military member has been known for years as the Military Brat.  However, most are far from being brats. They are taught to be Independent, Loyal, and most of all flexible.  Thay have to be able to pack, move, and make new friends at the drop of a hat.  They give up any stability in on the home front due to short notice assignments and suprise TDYs.  They are a special breed of person and for that I pay tribute to your devotion to your family and your country.  Thank You for making your Military  member's duties easier to perform because of your understanding.                   

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