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Old March 26th 10, 10:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
tanadashoes
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Jerry of the 101st AVN retirees wants to arrange for the Patriot Guard
Riders as escort for the memorial. Robert would have appreciated this.
He respected and applauded the Patriot Guard Riders and all they did.
We know that his memorial service will be at 1:00 pm (13:00) on April
9 at the Main Post chapel with Chaplain Lorenzen officiating. His ashes
will be interned at 2:00 pm (14:00) at the Sandhills State Veterans
Cemetery. Flowers and other memorials may be delivered to the cemetery
between 1:30 and 2:00 pm of that day. The address is 400 Murchinsen Rd,
Spring Lake, NC 28390. They must stand at attention and salute when
appropriate (sorry but this is so regimented that I'm finding it all
funny.) People may remember Rob as SPC or SGT Robert G. Shirk. He was
a Blackhawk guy all the way although he loved anything to do with
flight. He called army aviation "the world's greatest roller coaster
ride, and I get paid too." Rob was known for his puckish sense of
humor, although he became much more serious after the Gulf War. He said
that he saw more than enough misery to go around.



Rob served with:

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) Ft Campbell, KY 1984-5

4/7 CAV at Camp Stanley, Korea 1985-6

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) 1986-1990

326 Medical Company Landsthul, Germany 1990-1992

He was in Desert Shield/Storm, November 1990-April 1991

4/3 Armored CAV Ft Bliss, TX 1992-1995

US Army Recruiting Station, Sacramento CA 1995-1996

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea 1996-1997

2nd Support Center, Ft Bragg, NC1997-1999

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea1999-2000

57th Medical Co, Ft Bragg, NC 2001-2003



Rob was medically retired in 2003 with Brain cancer attributed to
exposure to Sarin and Cyclo-Sarin gases during Desert Storm. During
that same rescue mission Robert was also exposed to the smoke from oil
well fires started on orders from Saddam Hussein and his minions. Don't
tell me that Sadist Hussein had no weapons of self destruction.



Rob had the funniest personality of anyone I ever met and could tell a
great story. He loved to relax, read, talk, play various games (I still
remember Skip-Bo across America), beat me at cribbage, play RPGs (role
playing games), be dragged to museums and other places he declared that
he wouldn't enjoy, and spend time with his family and friends. Animals
loved him and he loved them in return. He liked hanging out with his
kitty buddies and loving on them.


We don't have a restaurant yet for an after cemetery get together, but
we hope to meet at Chili's as it was one of his favorite places. I'll
let you know if/when we get one. I seriously think it is against the
law for us to do anything without something seriously strange and/or
funny happening.

I miss him so much.

Pam Shirk


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Old March 26th 10, 10:20 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christine BA[_3_]
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26.3.2010 23:02, tanadashoes kirjoitti:
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We don't have a restaurant yet for an after cemetery get together, but
we hope to meet at Chili's as it was one of his favorite places. I'll
let you know if/when we get one. I seriously think it is against the law
for us to do anything without something seriously strange and/or funny
happening.

I miss him so much.

Pam Shirk


First of all ((((((((((((Pam)))))))))))))

Dunno if it's strange or funny, but to me, Rob is connected with kites
ever since you told me that he was a master at flying kites. And now I
had a vision before my mind's eye, of it being a windy day for his
memorial, and there being loads of kites in the sky, either against a
crisp blue sky or silhouetted against the yellow-orange-red of the
setting sun...

--
Christine in Finland
christal63 (at) gmail (dot) com
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Old March 26th 10, 11:55 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Christine BA" wrote in message
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26.3.2010 23:02, tanadashoes kirjoitti:
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We don't have a restaurant yet for an after cemetery get together, but
we hope to meet at Chili's as it was one of his favorite places. I'll
let you know if/when we get one. I seriously think it is against the law
for us to do anything without something seriously strange and/or funny
happening.

I miss him so much.

Pam Shirk


First of all ((((((((((((Pam)))))))))))))

Dunno if it's strange or funny, but to me, Rob is connected with kites
ever since you told me that he was a master at flying kites. And now I had
a vision before my mind's eye, of it being a windy day for his memorial,
and there being loads of kites in the sky, either against a crisp blue sky
or silhouetted against the yellow-orange-red of the setting sun...

--
Christine in Finland
christal63 (at) gmail (dot) com


What a beautiful tribute that would be. I know of a couple who, having lost
their son after only 90 days after his birth, arranged to have 90 balloons
released into the sky at his funeral.

Hugs,

CatNipped


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Old March 27th 10, 12:29 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Will in New Haven
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On Mar 26, 4:02*pm, tanadashoes wrote:


I miss him so much.


Love you both. But I love the love you have for each other just as
much. It's an inspiration.

--
Will in New Haven

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Old March 27th 10, 12:32 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Cheryl[_3_]
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It's good to hear from you sweetie. Please take care of yourself. You've
already gotten all of the condolences, so I'm not sending anymore though I
feel them in my heart. You might find yourself missing things that only Rob
knew the whereabouts of. Ask him when you need him. Talk to him. He's
listening.


"tanadashoes" wrote in message
...
Jerry of the 101st AVN retirees wants to arrange for the Patriot Guard
Riders as escort for the memorial. Robert would have appreciated this. He
respected and applauded the Patriot Guard Riders and all they did. We know
that his memorial service will be at 1:00 pm (13:00) on April 9 at the
Main Post chapel with Chaplain Lorenzen officiating. His ashes will be
interned at 2:00 pm (14:00) at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Flowers and other memorials may be delivered to the cemetery between 1:30
and 2:00 pm of that day. The address is 400 Murchinsen Rd, Spring Lake,
NC 28390. They must stand at attention and salute when appropriate
(sorry but this is so regimented that I'm finding it all funny.) People
may remember Rob as SPC or SGT Robert G. Shirk. He was a Blackhawk guy
all the way although he loved anything to do with flight. He called army
aviation "the world's greatest roller coaster ride, and I get paid too."
Rob was known for his puckish sense of humor, although he became much more
serious after the Gulf War. He said that he saw more than enough misery
to go around.



Rob served with:

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) Ft Campbell, KY 1984-5

4/7 CAV at Camp Stanley, Korea 1985-6

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) 1986-1990

326 Medical Company Landsthul, Germany 1990-1992

He was in Desert Shield/Storm, November 1990-April 1991

4/3 Armored CAV Ft Bliss, TX 1992-1995

US Army Recruiting Station, Sacramento CA 1995-1996

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea 1996-1997

2nd Support Center, Ft Bragg, NC1997-1999

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea1999-2000

57th Medical Co, Ft Bragg, NC 2001-2003



Rob was medically retired in 2003 with Brain cancer attributed to exposure
to Sarin and Cyclo-Sarin gases during Desert Storm. During that same
rescue mission Robert was also exposed to the smoke from oil well fires
started on orders from Saddam Hussein and his minions. Don't tell me that
Sadist Hussein had no weapons of self destruction.



Rob had the funniest personality of anyone I ever met and could tell a
great story. He loved to relax, read, talk, play various games (I still
remember Skip-Bo across America), beat me at cribbage, play RPGs (role
playing games), be dragged to museums and other places he declared that he
wouldn't enjoy, and spend time with his family and friends. Animals loved
him and he loved them in return. He liked hanging out with his kitty
buddies and loving on them.


We don't have a restaurant yet for an after cemetery get together, but we
hope to meet at Chili's as it was one of his favorite places. I'll let
you know if/when we get one. I seriously think it is against the law for
us to do anything without something seriously strange and/or funny
happening.

I miss him so much.

Pam Shirk



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Old March 27th 10, 12:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Cheryl[_3_]
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"CatNipped" wrote in message
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What a beautiful tribute that would be. I know of a couple who, having
lost their son after only 90 days after his birth, arranged to have 90
balloons released into the sky at his funeral.


My sister does the balloon release thing as a memorial lots of times. She's
raised her twins with that tribute. For the anniversary of Eric's death
this year, the kids brought balloons to the cemetery and one for me. We all
wrote on them, then said a prayer and let them fly.

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Old March 27th 10, 12:43 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kyla =^..^=[_5_]
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That was just beautiful.
(((((((Pam)))))
Love,
Kyla


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Old March 27th 10, 07:23 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Matthew[_3_]
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"tanadashoes" wrote in message
...
Jerry of the 101st AVN retirees wants to arrange for the Patriot Guard
Riders as escort for the memorial. Robert would have appreciated this. He
respected and applauded the Patriot Guard Riders and all they did. We know
that his memorial service will be at 1:00 pm (13:00) on April 9 at the
Main Post chapel with Chaplain Lorenzen officiating. His ashes will be
interned at 2:00 pm (14:00) at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Flowers and other memorials may be delivered to the cemetery between 1:30
and 2:00 pm of that day. The address is 400 Murchinsen Rd, Spring Lake,
NC 28390. They must stand at attention and salute when appropriate
(sorry but this is so regimented that I'm finding it all funny.) People
may remember Rob as SPC or SGT Robert G. Shirk. He was a Blackhawk guy
all the way although he loved anything to do with flight. He called army
aviation "the world's greatest roller coaster ride, and I get paid too."
Rob was known for his puckish sense of humor, although he became much more
serious after the Gulf War. He said that he saw more than enough misery
to go around.



Rob served with:

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) Ft Campbell, KY 1984-5

4/7 CAV at Camp Stanley, Korea 1985-6

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) 1986-1990

326 Medical Company Landsthul, Germany 1990-1992

He was in Desert Shield/Storm, November 1990-April 1991

4/3 Armored CAV Ft Bliss, TX 1992-1995

US Army Recruiting Station, Sacramento CA 1995-1996

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea 1996-1997

2nd Support Center, Ft Bragg, NC1997-1999

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea1999-2000

57th Medical Co, Ft Bragg, NC 2001-2003



Rob was medically retired in 2003 with Brain cancer attributed to exposure
to Sarin and Cyclo-Sarin gases during Desert Storm. During that same
rescue mission Robert was also exposed to the smoke from oil well fires
started on orders from Saddam Hussein and his minions. Don't tell me that
Sadist Hussein had no weapons of self destruction.



Rob had the funniest personality of anyone I ever met and could tell a
great story. He loved to relax, read, talk, play various games (I still
remember Skip-Bo across America), beat me at cribbage, play RPGs (role
playing games), be dragged to museums and other places he declared that he
wouldn't enjoy, and spend time with his family and friends. Animals loved
him and he loved them in return. He liked hanging out with his kitty
buddies and loving on them.


We don't have a restaurant yet for an after cemetery get together, but we
hope to meet at Chili's as it was one of his favorite places. I'll let
you know if/when we get one. I seriously think it is against the law for
us to do anything without something seriously strange and/or funny
happening.

I miss him so much.

Pam Shirk

Pam I am so sorry. I wish I could say something that will make it alright
through the tears I am pouring out. Rob and your family touched me in a
special way when we met. Even though we only spent a small amount of time
together. I thought of you all as family. I always will and have had you
all in my prayers

I read this and thought of you all. It is for Fallen soldiers


Dear my fallen soldier
I hoped you would come home
But when the men came up to my door
I knew I'd be alone

We were expecting him home today
But home he did not come
She would never see him again
She lost the battle she wished she won

She would never hug him again
She cries every night
The sorrow that came over her
She'll never be alright

She wishes she could have said goodbye
To the one she'll always love
She wants to remember him
As the hero he once was

Dear my fallen soldier
I know that you are gone
But I know you're watching over me
So I will remain strong

She asks god why it had to be him
She wishes he would hold her
But she will always remember him
Her brave, fallen soldier


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Old March 27th 10, 08:32 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
NettieCat
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On 26 Mar, 23:34, "Cheryl" wrote:
"CatNipped" wrote in message

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What a beautiful tribute that would be. *I know of a couple who, having
lost their son after only 90 days after his birth, arranged to have 90
balloons released into the sky at his funeral.


My sister does the balloon release thing as a memorial lots of times. *She's
raised her twins with that tribute. *For the anniversary of Eric's death
this year, the kids brought balloons to the cemetery and one for me. *We all
wrote on them, then said a prayer and let them fly.


I know how much it must help to do something as a tribute to a lost
loved one, but it horrifies me that animal lovers like the people in
this group are still advocating balloon releases. The effect on
wildlife of this practice is detrimental and causes a lot of
suffering. Please check out this article by the Marine Conservation
Society about the effect of balloons on marine animals such as baby
whales, dolphins, and rare species such as turtles.

http://www.ukrivers.net/balloon_fact.html

Jeanette

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Old March 27th 10, 08:43 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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That was beautiful. My thought was, "Lord, had it only been that simple".
"Matthew" wrote in message
g.com...

"tanadashoes" wrote in message
...
Jerry of the 101st AVN retirees wants to arrange for the Patriot Guard
Riders as escort for the memorial. Robert would have appreciated this.
He respected and applauded the Patriot Guard Riders and all they did. We
know that his memorial service will be at 1:00 pm (13:00) on April 9 at
the Main Post chapel with Chaplain Lorenzen officiating. His ashes will
be interned at 2:00 pm (14:00) at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Flowers and other memorials may be delivered to the cemetery between 1:30
and 2:00 pm of that day. The address is 400 Murchinsen Rd, Spring Lake,
NC 28390. They must stand at attention and salute when appropriate
(sorry but this is so regimented that I'm finding it all funny.) People
may remember Rob as SPC or SGT Robert G. Shirk. He was a Blackhawk guy
all the way although he loved anything to do with flight. He called army
aviation "the world's greatest roller coaster ride, and I get paid too."
Rob was known for his puckish sense of humor, although he became much
more serious after the Gulf War. He said that he saw more than enough
misery to go around.



Rob served with:

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) Ft Campbell, KY 1984-5

4/7 CAV at Camp Stanley, Korea 1985-6

4/101st AVN Battalion (or was it Brigade?) 1986-1990

326 Medical Company Landsthul, Germany 1990-1992

He was in Desert Shield/Storm, November 1990-April 1991

4/3 Armored CAV Ft Bliss, TX 1992-1995

US Army Recruiting Station, Sacramento CA 1995-1996

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea 1996-1997

2nd Support Center, Ft Bragg, NC1997-1999

1-52nd AVN (White Horse) Seoul Army Air Base, Seoul S. Korea1999-2000

57th Medical Co, Ft Bragg, NC 2001-2003



Rob was medically retired in 2003 with Brain cancer attributed to
exposure to Sarin and Cyclo-Sarin gases during Desert Storm. During that
same rescue mission Robert was also exposed to the smoke from oil well
fires started on orders from Saddam Hussein and his minions. Don't tell
me that Sadist Hussein had no weapons of self destruction.



Rob had the funniest personality of anyone I ever met and could tell a
great story. He loved to relax, read, talk, play various games (I still
remember Skip-Bo across America), beat me at cribbage, play RPGs (role
playing games), be dragged to museums and other places he declared that
he wouldn't enjoy, and spend time with his family and friends. Animals
loved him and he loved them in return. He liked hanging out with his
kitty buddies and loving on them.


We don't have a restaurant yet for an after cemetery get together, but we
hope to meet at Chili's as it was one of his favorite places. I'll let
you know if/when we get one. I seriously think it is against the law for
us to do anything without something seriously strange and/or funny
happening.

I miss him so much.

Pam Shirk

Pam I am so sorry. I wish I could say something that will make it alright
through the tears I am pouring out. Rob and your family touched me in a
special way when we met. Even though we only spent a small amount of time
together. I thought of you all as family. I always will and have had you
all in my prayers

I read this and thought of you all. It is for Fallen soldiers


Dear my fallen soldier
I hoped you would come home
But when the men came up to my door
I knew I'd be alone

We were expecting him home today
But home he did not come
She would never see him again
She lost the battle she wished she won

She would never hug him again
She cries every night
The sorrow that came over her
She'll never be alright

She wishes she could have said goodbye
To the one she'll always love
She wants to remember him
As the hero he once was

Dear my fallen soldier
I know that you are gone
But I know you're watching over me
So I will remain strong

She asks god why it had to be him
She wishes he would hold her
But she will always remember him
Her brave, fallen soldier



 




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