Today we lost a shipmate
A friend throughout the years
He sailed the open oceans
He sailed the upon the seas
But when he was the happiest
Was when he sailed home to thee
His life was filled with happiness
With some disappointments thrown in
But never did he give up the fight
For that was never him.
He has set sail for the final voyage,
A deployment for the ages
One he didn't want to take
But knew he would have to take it.
As the sun set upon the seas,
The winds of change came blowing,
He knew the time had come
For that final last deployment
A lone bird gliding circles,
Not the usual gulls or birds,
But a lone eagle mighty and great.
To guide the way to the pearly gates
His shipmates waited patiently
To throw the lines and set her sail
For this shipmates final voyage
Was about to set sail.
Angels waited at the dock,
Waiting at the final berth,
To guide him
- John Brooks
A great Man once said that
He knew each time a sparrow falls.
So now Dear Lord hear our cries
and feel our pain for this time... it was an Eagle.
- Author Unknown
Today I was told my Shipmate, my Friend, Mark finally lost the war,
Passing away yesterday.
Fair Winds and Following Seas My good friend.
You fought the good fight
But this time you couldn't win.
Peace be with you and Andi and the kids.
Sleep well my friend.
For I know you will be watching over us allâ€¦.
Living Life Through the Windshield!!
GMC "Gunner" Mark Tejchman
UNITED STATE NAVY, RETIRED