Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cpl. Brett Lundstrum, Lone Eagle

Words don't express enough...

"On behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one's service to Country and Corps"

Honor for bravery: An eagle feather rests on the body of Cpl. Brett Lundstrom during his wake Sunday at Little Wound High School in Kyle, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The feather was set in place the evening before during a traditional naming ceremony. “His name is Wanbli Isnala,” his great-uncle, Birgil Kills Straight, said. It translates to “Lone Eagle.”

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H/T: my step nephew in law, Michael.
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1 comment:

Brian Duffy said...

Great post Cathy. Very moving. I posted this on the MVCA discussion board. Thanks