Remembering Fallen Eagles: 12 December 1985

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Juker, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. DixieLandMan

    DixieLandMan Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    May they never be forgotten. God Speed.
  2. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    A few days after the Gander crash I flew home to Texas on Christmas leave. It was a joyful and bittersweet time that my folks remember to this day - they had been flooded with calls from friends and relatives who knew I'd been with the 101st. I will never forget that on the way home from the airport, we were discussing the crash, and the radio station played "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Bing Crosby. My mother was sobbing.

    I'll be home for Christmas
    You can plan on me
    Please have snow and mistletoe
    And presents on the tree

    Christmas Eve will find me
    Where the lovelight gleams
    I'll be home for Christmas
    If only in my dreams

    Rest in peace, dear ones. I'll bump this thread next year if I'm still down here. If not, save me a seat, eh?
  3. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Thank you Juker.


    I'd never read/heard of this. May the Lord bless you and your commrades.
  4. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
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