IN MEMORIAM

What is dying?

by

Bishop Charles Henry Brent

1862 - 1926


I am standing on the sea shore,

A ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. 

She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her, 

Till at last she fades on the horizon,

 And someone at my side says: "She is gone." 

Gone! Where?

Gone from my sight, that is all.

She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars

As she was when I saw her,

And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.

The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her.

 And just at the moment when someone at my side says,"She is gone", 

There are others who are watching her coming,

And other voices take up a glad shout: "There she comes!"

 And that is dying.  

A horizon and just the limit of our sight.

Lift us up, Oh Lord, that we may see further.

Departed VP-17 Family Members- R.I.P.

Emily Crandall

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Guy Rettig

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Janice Ketchum

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Greg Bushnell

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Ev Spaulding

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Jim Carter

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Leo Dete

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Oak Osborn

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J.T. Jackson

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Dan Given

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Lynn Byars

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Kent Link

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Frank Mikusi

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"Foggy" Bob Brooks

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Jim Patterson

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Dave Heath

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Betty Jo Heath

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Sid Hanisee

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Bill Blase

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Hoot Gibson

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Chuck Embach

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Leroy Wood

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Jean Schrager

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Earl Schrader

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Mike Lauermann

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LCDR Chuck Emerick

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Bill Schrager

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Jim Fields

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Lonnie "Snake" Stoglin

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Harvey "Skip" Etsy - photo needed

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Jack Quinn - photo needed

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Bob Rohr

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THIS SECTION PERPETUALLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 If you are aware of any other deceased VP-17 shipmate from our era not listed here please advise Ger at gerkar@comcast.net 

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