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Saturday, September 6, 2014

"THE SOLDIER"


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Kathy:  Inspired by Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Soldier” and paraphrasing a line from it I’ve crafted this tribute.

     They never came Home but there is a spot in a Foreign Land that is forever North Sanpete.


Glen Brady

ID: 39835618
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Staff Sergeant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 527th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy

Died: Monday, December 20, 1943
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery
Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Plot: M Row: 3 Grave: 6

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart


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Clyde W. Rigby                              

ID: O-743208
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Second Lieutenant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 577th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy

Died: Tuesday, January 04, 1944
Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery
Location: Cambridge, England

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart


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Russell S. Jensen

ID: 39675224
Entered the Service From: Utah   
Rank: Private

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, Headquarters Squadron, 5th Air Base Group

Died: Thursday, September 07, 1944
Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

Awards: Purple Heart

From Moroni




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Charles Rutishauser


ID: 39835671
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Technical Sergeant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy

Died: Sunday, June 18, 1944
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery
Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Plot: D Row: 16 Grave: 4

Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart



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Wallace W. Candland

ID: 39918059
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Corporal

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, Army Air Corps

Died: Thursday, January 04, 1945
Memorialized at: East Coast Memorial
Location: New York, NY, USA




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Dee A. Johnson

ID: O-730509
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: First Lieutenant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group

Died: Sunday, July 11, 1943
Memorialized at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Wasatch Academy




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James K. Sorensen

ID: 03684611
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Ship's Cook, Third Class

Service: U.S. Navy, United States Navy

Died: Friday, December 11, 1942
Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

Awards: Purple Heart




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Harold Q. Graham


ID: 39914895
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Private First Class

Service: U.S. Army, 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division

Died: Saturday, May 12, 1945
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery
Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Plot: K Row: 17 Grave: 3



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Ferris Ivory

ID: 06604538
Entered the Service From: Utah
Rank: Aviation Radioman, Second Class

Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve

Died: Saturday, February 23, 1946
Memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Gold Stars

Wasatch Academy



The Soldier
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.


And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

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