December 22, 2017 – Old Soldiers Never Die; They Just Fade Away


December 22, 2017 – Old Soldiers Never Die; They Just Fade Away

J.V. McClanahan

Born: November 4, 1925

Died: December 22, 2017

While most think of the quote “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away” is attributed to General Douglas MacArthur, it is actually from a song. It is posted at the end.

Mr. J.V., it was my honor to escort you to see your monument on the first Honor Flight out of Austin, Texas in 2012. Thank you for being part of The Greatest Generation that helped make the world free.

HWIT, Old soldiers never die: they just fade away and into peaceful rest.” But the memories last a lifetime. J, V., Doc, and Ray – The Boys from Luling, Texas are all gone now.Here’s to The Greatest Generation and to every military person today who keeps us safe. And Here’s to you, J.V.

 

One response to “December 22, 2017 – Old Soldiers Never Die; They Just Fade Away

  1. Janne Swearengen

    Amen sister!

    Liked by 1 person

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