Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Thought this had been pushed up before now. God knows watching without the huge tears is not an option. Know what? NEVER ask me. Just pray for the families. I miss my brothers...those fallen in every way.

POSTED Thursday, September 11, 2008
I am alone. And very very sad. Out of all my Vietnam friends that stayed in touch down through the years Myles K. Magnus was the next to last to survive. Now there is one - me. Myles and I spent an afternoon together a month or so ago and he was in tremendous spirits. He was laughing and we talked about the future. He was looking forward to a retirement consisting of a very well planned life of leisure. He was a hard worker all his life. He had recently retired from FedEx and counted Fred Smith as a personal friend. His is survived by his wonderful wife, Deb. Let me say something my friends; if every wife could be like Deb the world would be a far far better place. She has the right stuff.

Myles stayed in touch ever since our return from the land of purple haze and agent orange. Our conversations were upbeat most of the time and there was a lot of laughing. He was so in love with Deb. This I admired so much. Two wonderful people traveling through life and being a real couple. True love. Gosh it was a joy and a privilege to see them together. It breaks my heart that I cannot be in West Texas to at least offer aid and support. She never complained about Myles habit of reading constantly. His level of intelligence was off the scale. I have been influenced by his massive knowledge and strength of character. He had no enemies. This can go on and on.

Must go finish the shedding of tears and experience the inevitable grief. He will be missed by so many people. Thank the Good Lord he passed away in his sleep. I know he was at peace. Prayers out for Deb and everyone whose life he has touched. I loved him like a brother. Still do.

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
~Mark Twain


feleciab said...

Grief is God's way of reminding us there is a better place and a better time coming. Now is the time to remember and cherish and help one another. Love ya brother and if you need to talk, you know where to find me.

Dock said...

I really appreciate you taking the time and it helps knowing someone cares. I am okay, just get a bit blue every once in a while. Human nature. It helps when I open up here and let the relief valve do its thing. Radney really wrote a beautiful tribute to our troops that gave all. The Confederate Air Force flew the missing man formation when they buried Myles. He really loved that organization and was proud to be part of it.

beagle said...

*HUGS* <3 you!

Dock said...

TYVM my caring daughter! Gentle reminders that ppl are there certainly brighten the day~