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    1. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton March 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

      my father served with and was with him when he passed. cant believe the stories my father told me from that day. prayers to the family every time i think about it

    2. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton January 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Joe I still think about you every day. I miss u

      A.L.W.

    3. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton April 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

      miss you still joe!

    4. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton June 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

      Thank you so much for patriotism, love of our country and the ultimate sacrifice you have made. May your family and friends find comfort in their memories of you. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

    5. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton July 23, 2005 at 12:00 am

      Tackett Family…

      From the Families of the 3rd ID A 1/76…Alpha Dawgs…they will make him proud…Joe was loved and will be missed!!!
      He is a true hero!!!

    6. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton July 1, 2005 at 12:00 am

      a boy left your home but a man came back
      filled with dreams and pride for what he believed in
      he touched so many lives and changed so many too, he leaves this earth as a hero
      he now watches over us to help in our time of need, he will never be forgotten for he lives on in each of us
      when all the saddens passes we will think of joe and smile, remember his dreams and remember the boy of yesterday and the man of today

    7. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton June 29, 2005 at 12:00 am

      Dear Joseph,
      I am always filled with mixed feelings when I see a soldier lost to non-combat related situations. But then I realize that God called you home without all the trauma…It is just a natural death. Thank you so much for your committment to our country and the world. I am so glad you did not have to face the ugliness of this war. You died as you probably would have here at home. God comfort your family and friends in that knowledge. Yours was a natural death…in a situation where you were doing what you believed in.

      I hate this war though.

      THANK YOU!
      Mary

    8. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton June 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

      than you for your service, thank you for our freedom. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GODS PEACE TO YOU NOW.

    9. Salute To Joseph M. Tackett
        Tribute For Joseph M. Tacketton June 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

      Freedom Isn’t Free

      I watched the flag pass by one day.
      It fluttered in the breeze
      A young soldier saluted it, and then
      He stood at ease.
      I looked at him in uniform
      So young, so tall, so proud
      With hair cut square and eyes alert
      He’d stand out in any crowd.
      I thought how many men like him
      Had fallen through the years.
      How many died on foreign soil?
      How many mothers’ tears?
      How many Pilots’ planes shot down?
      How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
      No Freedom isn’t free

      I heard the sound of taps one night,
      When everything was still.
      I listened to the bugler play
      And felt a sudden chill.
      I wondered just how many times
      That taps had meant “Amen”
      When a flag had draped a coffin
      of a brother or a friend.
      I thought of all the children,
      Of the mothers and the wives,
      Of fathers, sons and husbands
      With interrupted lives.
      I thought about a graveyard at the
      bottom of the sea
      Of unmarked graves in Arlington…..
      No — Freedom isn’t free!!

      …Cadet Major Kelly Strong
      Air Force Junior ROTC

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