A Small Town Mourns the Loss of One of It's Sons CPT Matthew Freeman USMC
I have always been proud to be an American, and proud of my 22 years of Service in the Army (yes all 22 of them from Viet Nam – Cold War – Gulf War), proud of my service with the American Legion, and of my Service as a Contractor in Iraq. Yesterday I can add unequivocally I am proud to be a citizen of Richmond Hill, Ga (not that I haven’t been proud before, it’s just moved up in my consciousness I guess). We are a small town in southeastern Georgia halfway between Savannah, and Ft Stewart.
A few days a go we lost one of our Sons, CPT Matthew Freeman, USMC, while serving in Afghanistan. He came home yesterday to Richmond Hill….
Richmond Hill Georgia 12 August 2009
Richmond Hill citizens have always been quality supports of our troops but yesterday was special; my personal thanks to all….
I was holding the American Legion Flag as the procession passed by, the members of my American Legion Post, American Legion Post J.E.Lanier Post 27, with a quorum being present held a meeting on the spot and approved the following resolution to be transmitted to CPT Freeman’s Family.
We consecrate and sanctify our Comradship
We have been remembering our fallen comrades at our monthly Legion meetings since 9-11
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