Awalt Menn (1919 – 2007) ~ A Military Tribute to a Well Loved WWII Veteran

“They have laid aside their armor
For the robe of spotless white;
And with Jesus they are walking
Where the river sparkles bright.
We have labored here together,
We have labored side by side,
Just a little while before me
They have crossed the rolling tide.”

From the Hymn The Lights of Home by Fanny Crosby.

This was a funeral of a friend of ours who was stationed in Iran during WWII and met and married a Russian gal in Iran who was part of our extended family. His wife who has survived him is my cousin’s aunt. In our close Russian community we would call most of these once or twice removed relatives of ours aunts, uncles and cousins…

Any photos missing from my posts are the result of Photobucket blacking out all my photos that I stored on their site since 2006.

5 thoughts on “Awalt Menn (1919 – 2007) ~ A Military Tribute to a Well Loved WWII Veteran

  1. Reminds me of my father’s funeral, esp. the flag being handed to the widow. I can still hear “Taps” and it makes me cry even though it will be 16 years in January . . .

    My condolences to you and your family.

  2. I took a long shot to find some information on Uncle Awalt and was happy to see the pictures you posted. I was unable to attend his services but the pictures helped to say good bye until we meet again to a very much loved and admired uncle.
    Thank you.

    George, I’m glad you found it. Blessings…

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