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.