Taylor Hicks

I have so many stories over the 20+years I have been involved with the USO and Navy League of the USA. One recent memory that holds a space I will never forget happened about 2 summers ago. I was on my way home after seeing Taylor & his band play in Maine and New Hampshire. I was at Manchester Airport waiting for my flight which they had just announced would be delayed for about an hour. Everyone grumbled as usual, until we saw the reason for the delay. From the cargo hold came a flagged draped coffin and the precious remains of someone'sson. The whole airport stood in silence. Men who had faught in other conficts, in other times of need stood at attention; and waiting board another jet...was a platoon headed out on their next assignment overseas.

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Comment by Tish Pomykal on November 11, 2009 at 11:08pm
How heartbreaking. We often forget when we hear numbers in the media that each number is a real person that gave his/her life to defend ours.
Comment by Juliegr on November 11, 2009 at 4:50pm
Thanks to all our troops for their sacrificies. Thanks Taylor for this opportunity to share our stories.
Comment by Barbieflausa on November 11, 2009 at 3:44pm
Thanks for your remarks. It was one of those moments I will never forget. It was as if time stood still. I have had many goose bumps from my time in the USO during Dessert Storm, and the many service families I have come to know.
Comment by Denise Hill Barlow on November 11, 2009 at 3:14pm
OMG, I would have started bawling veiwing something like that. I am proud and thankful that the people in the airport paid their respects to a fallen hero. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.


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