Funeral for a Friend
January 2, 2015

As a Vietnam Veteran, Brian was entitled to be buried at Calverton National Cemetery on the east end of Long Island. When the cemetery officials discovered the send-off that we had planned, they sent a photographer to record the ceremony. Brianís widow, Carol, asked that we post these photos as evidence of how much Brian loved our Hobby and how that love was reciprocated to him and his family and friends.

We wish to thank everyone in the Civil War Living History community for coming out to pay respects to Brian. To George Munkenbeck of Co. H, 14th Brooklyn for conducting the religious service. To Cavalry Commander Frank Bradford for playing Taps on his bugle beside the coffin and his fellow Horse Soldiers for leading a riderless horse with boots in the stirrups backwards as per the tradition. To our Confederate comrades from the 9th and 30th Virginia for falling in our ranks. To Able Company, Brianís World War II reenacting group. And to everyone in Co. K, 67th NY, First Long Island Volunteers that gave their all for a spectacular farewell that we hope never to repeat.

There are no captions to these photos.

The images shall speak for themselves.

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In the Beginning...
Brian standing tall Kneeling and tearing cartridge Gettysburg 135 Cookie celebrating Thanksgiving At fixed bayonet Brian and Miff Serving up a light meal Brian & Carol Yucking it up Brian and Carol Resting at the SHS Cookie making sausages Soups Up! Brian with Joe and TJ Taking a siesta Brian on the march Swine Theatre Waiting for the coffee to boil Cookie preparing the next meal Campfire Songs What's in the Pot? Brian and Mr. Phelps Hot and humid Brian Brian with Snackman Last time at the Creek