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32 years have past and you're still missed as if it was yesterday. A lot has changed since then as Mom stated in her reflection.
Although our paths crossed in what seems as just a fraction of time, the love and kindness, motivation and purpose, along with the patience and determination are the memories I draw from the most. As the "wild-one", you never thought twice on trying to instill traits that in the long run has become a norm in your grandchildren. Without you knowing, you taught me that "flesh and bone" should not be focused upon when embracing a family but how you contribute in molding, guiding, and nurturing all the gifts that are afforded to you in order to create a strong family.
Through all the up's and down's I know you've provided over watch. I know you've been there in my moments of doubt telling me to be calm as I gave treatment to wounded soldiers, or told me to lighten up the grip on the controls while "browning out" 10 feet before touchdown. I wish I could tell you my stories and hear yours in return. I will tell you that the censored marine stories you did share when you took me camping along with the uniform you wore so well are just a few of the things that made me admire who you are. You're acceptance and love for me molded me into what I am today and is shown in your grandchildren.
We love you always!
CW3 Keith Schreurs
U.S. Army Aviation
July 3, 2016