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  •  llb, do you have a candle to spare (6+ / 0-)

    for Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers?

    TIPTON, Iowa — Forty-six-and-a-half years is a long time to wait for her husband to come home, Belva Schamberger said Saturday after the ceremonial burial of her husband, Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers.

    "Denny" Eilers, as he was called, was shot down over Laos in 1965. He left behind his wife and two sons to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force and made the ultimate sacrifice.

    That sacrifice was recognized Saturday in his hometown, and Schamberger said she felt "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of support.

    "I'm thankful just to have it have an ending for him, for the community and for myself," she said.

    May the friends and family of Dennis Eilers find comfort and closure.
    •  Once again we light the candles (5+ / 0-)

       For Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Eilers

       For his family, friends, and members of his unit
                                   who mourn their loss as they celebrate his life

       For the dedicated members of Viet Now whose efforts
                                  helped produce the Department of Defense POW/Missing
                                  Personnel Office and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command,
                                  and the forensic scientists whose work has given closure
                                  to so many families of the Fallen.

                                         Never forget: His life mattered

      Bring those still in Afghanistan home NOW . . . It's long past time.

      by llbear on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 04:58:40 AM PDT

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    •  Welcome Home, Lt Col Dennis Eilers. (4+ / 0-)

      Thank you for telling us about his return, operculum.

      May the family and friends of Dennis Eilers be at  rest knowing he is home at last.

      Peace and Blessings.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 06:31:54 AM PDT

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    •  Rest in Peace brother Denny, (2+ / 0-)
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      and may light perpetual shine upon thee.

      Heartfelt condolences to your wife, Belva, and all who have missed you all these years.  May there be some comfort for them in knowing you are home at last.

      Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable.

      by FindingMyVoice on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 09:13:45 AM PDT

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