I'm pleased to say
the mission was a complete
success. Van's wife Linda and
children Robert and Jennifer were
very impressed with the PGR.
Robert had been in the Army as a
guard at Leavenworth. From what I
heard from my brother, who is
married to Van's sister, there
was not much interaction with the
PGR on Sunday. Maybe a little
apprehension going on as the
family did not know the PGR guys.
Monday was a different story
though. I think the family
loosened up a bit and talked to
the guys and thanked them for
I sent my brother the PGR mission
notice E-mail and he forwarded it
to Robert. Robert shared it with
his mom and sister the day before
the service. They were
overwhelmed by the outpouring of
condolences. I think the
realization that their dad, being
a combat veteran, has such a
strong bond with all other
veterans he knew or even didn't
know, just simply them away.
On behalf of Van's family, I want
to thank the PGR for attending.
Your presence was greatly
Keeping updated on Matt Maupin,
OH, down here, led me to your
site, in my Google search. I
guess the Lord wanted me to send
you a huge heart-felt thank you,
and so I do. I thank God for
every moment I have my kids, and
the freedoms I do, from those of
you who currently serve, and have
honorably served. I thank you.
I've had the honor to be a USMC
mom for 8 yrs 11 mos. He wanted
to career it, but the good Lord
saw different, and today, I hold
the honor of being a DAV mom. Its
comforting to know you're there.
And I pray that you stay safe in
your travels, wherever Duty
calls, and all roads lead you.
You're in my prayers today. Thank
you so much again! God Speed and
The Bostic - Coad