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Memorial Day Tribute
Monday, May 26, 2003


A national holiday of the USA, Memorial Day originally commemorated those who died in the Civil War.  It is observed now as a day of remembrance for all Americans killed in active service.

We honor the families in our community whose loved ones or close friends have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and are now passed on, whether war related or natural.

All Gave Some.....Some Gave All





1999 to present


Thomas F. McBrideCol. (Ret) Thomas F. McBride had a military career that began in 1947, which included two tours of combat in Korea. During one tour he was one of eleven survivors in his unit to come away from the battle of Pork Chop Hill. Other military assignments included two tours in Viet Nam. He also fought in the battles of the Tet Offensive in 1968.

Col. McBride's decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with "V" device and Oak Cluster and the first and second awards of the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart, as well as numerous foreign decorations.
Photo courtesy Jo McBride -- May 22, 2003