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    An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:36 pm

    Half Flower 


    On July 27, 2015 my beloved cousin, Matthew John Metzger, lost his only battle.

    He will laid to rest August 3 at Fort Snelling amidst other American heroes whose stories .. for reasons of national security ...

    will remain untold.


    A real American hero .. with more awards, commendations, medals and more ...  than even I had imagined ..

    none of which ever saw the light of civilian day ... for, once presented, the White House reclaimed them.


    At age 14 ... he stole my heart .. becoming the benchmark for what a man should be.

    No wonder I am still single as not many even came close to measuring up.


    My heart is so shattered some pieces will never be found ....



    He was such a giant presence ...  you either loved him or hated him BUT you never forgot him.

    Terse, sharp tongued at times , always following his own drummer .. few ever got close ..

    but we did .. a bond that I will always feel ...


    when the world really ticked him off , he found sanctuary and comfort talking with only me ...

    endless hours on the phone  ..

    my loving the sound of his voice and making him laugh as I can be quite outrageous ..


    he always loomed so large in my heart .. was sure he was at least 6foot100 !!!


    imagine my surprise when I learned that no one in the family was over 5foot9!!!!  EEK!


    >>> yet everyone had such BIG PERSONALITIES and hearts they all seemed like GIANTS !!



    REST IN PEACE ,  my beloved warrior.

    You will live in my heart  FOREVER  .....   Wub Heart



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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by Lion on Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:52 pm

    So sorry for that orphaned, but he sounded like a wonderful man.  Too bad he is gone from your life now.

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:58 pm

    Half Flower

    ps

    we never knew that the wonderful Metzgers even existed  until I was 14

    2nd or 3rd cousins twice removed .... aargh .. Stars ..geneologies make my head spin




    but family nonetheless ..   Heart Heart Heart
     


    yet the sadness does not end with the loss of Matt

    a week before John also passed away ...

    John who had to fly to Toronto on my parent's 50th wedding anniversary with Sister's birth info etc

    somehow she managed to arrive here using her Library Card as ID !!!! Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh 

    but she would not get back to Minnesota using the same ..

    gotta love those nuns !!!

    and she was a pip !!



    many of my American clan are either nuns or priests ... 

    reunions were always fascinating ... who knew the religious were so naughty ???

    and told the bawdiest jokes !!!!  Embarrassed




    Rest in peace, dear John ..  Hug


    Rest in peace, dearest Matt ...  Hug Heart

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:13 pm

    Lion wrote:So sorry for that orphaned, but he sounded like a wonderful man.  Too bad he is gone from your life now.
    Half Flower


    thanks, sweetie .. Hug

    in his own way he was wonderful 


    yet he terrorized so many as was one scarey dude ... but not for me 


    I always saw his heart ... his goodness. his gentleness

    as did the family and those who took the time to know him ... if he let them ..


    hmmm ... where even angels fear to tread .. you will find me 



    his loss is hard enough to bear ...

    what is really killing me now is that I cannot even be there to say gooodbye and honour him...  Cry Cry Cry

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:50 pm

     


    On July 27, 2015 my beloved cousin, Matthew John Metzger, lost his only battle.

    He will be laid to rest August 3 at Fort Snelling amidst other American heroes whose stories ..

    for reasons of national security ... will remain untold.


    A real American hero .. with more awards, commendations, medals and more ...  than even I had imagined ..

    none of which ever saw the light of civilian day ... for, once presented, the White House reclaimed them.


    At age 14 ... he stole my heart .. becoming the benchmark for what a man should be.

    No wonder I am still single as not many even came close to measuring up.


    My heart is so shattered some pieces will never be found ....



    He was such a giant presence ...  you either loved him or hated him BUT you never forgot him.

    Terse, sharp tongued at times , always following his own drummer .. few ever got close ..

    but we did .. a bond that I will always feel ...


    when the world really ticked him off , he found sanctuary and comfort talking with only me ...

    endless hours on the phone  ..

    my loving the sound of his voice and making him laugh as I can be quite outrageous ..


    he always loomed so large in my heart .. was sure he was at least 6foot100 !!!


    imagine my surprise when I learned that no one in the family was over 5foot9!!!! 


    >>> yet everyone had such BIG PERSONALITIES and hearts they all seemed like GIANTS !!



    REST IN PEACE ,  my beloved warrior.

    You will live in my heart  FOREVER  .....  

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:57 pm

    Half Flower 


    in case you are wondering ... typos make me mental ... Stars 


    and for something as important as this ... it should be error free

    plus that last edited thing REALLY gets  me .... Meh    grrrrrrrrrrr


    so for my own peace of mind .... this (above) is how it should look.

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:37 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss, orphaned Hug


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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:43 pm

    genkicoll wrote:I'm so sorry for your loss, orphaned Hug
    Half Flower

    grateful thanks ..  Hug

    being here helps more than words can say ...

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by Frodo on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:53 pm

    I am so sorry for your losses Orpaned.

    They both sound like amazing men, and you have such wonderful memories of them.

    They will live forever in your heart and your mind. 

    Lots of hugs  Hug

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    Re: An American Hero is being laid to rest

    Post by orphaned on Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:04 pm

    Frodo wrote:I am so sorry for your losses Orpaned.

    They both sound like amazing men, and you have such wonderful memories of them.

    They will live forever in your heart and your mind. 

    Lots of hugs  Hug
    Half Flower

    thanks for your kind words .. heart flowers


    having YOU back helps soooooo much  Hug

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