Thursday, December 14, 2006

Services honor sacrifices of slain

Tributes and memorial services were held this week for marines who died in the past week in separate instances. The article has information about a fund set up for Maj. Trane McCloud's family. | News | /2006/12/14/:
"Wade Hutchens, who was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity with McCloud and graduated with him from the University of Tennessee in 1989, said his friend's funeral will be held in Alexandria, Va., tomorrow, followed by burial in the afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery.

'He gave his life so thousands all over the world could have a better one,' Hutchens said by telephone from Asheville, N.C. 'This Friday, he deservedly will join the greatest patriots America has ever known in the Arlington National Cemetery.'

Hutchens said a trust fund has been established for McCloud's widow and the couple's three young children. Donations should be sent to the McCloud Family Fund, c/o Barnes & Sherry Financial Management, 713 Main St., Port Jefferson, N.Y. 11777.

Hutchens said checks should be made payable to Margaret McCloud, his widow. Anyone wishing their contribution to be specifically for the children's education fund should make checks to College America, he added."
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