Ray the Marine – God bring him safely through today –

1955_rayc_blog_finalBefore Ray was wounded in Korea (and later in Vietnam), his sister Elizabeth would send Care Packages to this brother in the Marines (as she had with two other brothers – one in the Marines, who died in Korea — and another Navy brother who came home safely, only to die in later years with cancer).

Brothers and sisters – a very close-knit Caldwell family.  Fun, lively, witty, honest, hard working, and mischievous brothers and sisters — my aunts and uncles – with a strong strong loving bond with one another.  There were twelve of them (12 full brothers and sisters – and four half-brothers and sisters).  Now there are three.  God bless them.

This snapshot was taken in 1955 when Ray was convalescing and healing in a military hospital.  He always had that smile – no matter the circumstances.  I’ll always remember that smile . . .  always . . .

When Ray enlisted in the Marines and was immediately in ‘the thick of it,’  his sister Elizabeth wrote a short poem and mailed it to him.

Ray

He fights across the ocean blue,

For all the things we hold true.

He is just one among thousands there.

But our love goes with him everywhere.

And in our humble hearts we pray

God bring him safely through today.

Advertisements

About hopeseguin

Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

Posted on October 28, 2009, in family and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: