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Posted: 12/7/2013 1:45:45 PM EST
A dying Sailors wish.


Is it dusty in here?
But
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 1:50:52 PM EST
Fair winds & following seas.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 1:55:01 PM EST
Very dusty here.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 1:55:39 PM EST
Righteous.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 1:58:38 PM EST
Rest easy, Shipmate.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 2:01:49 PM EST

They piped him ashore. CMDCM Grgetich leaned in and quietly told me how significant that honor was and who it’s usually reserved for as we headed towards the gangplank. Hearing “Electrician’s Mate Second Class William Bud Cloud, Pearl Harbor Survivor, departing” announced over the 1MC was surreal.
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Boss Status Achieved.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 2:04:59 PM EST
God bless. I cried.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 2:15:35 PM EST
Great story and a great man...
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 2:20:54 PM EST

RIP sailor.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:08:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FivespeedF150:

They piped him ashore. CMDCM Grgetich leaned in and quietly told me how significant that honor was and who it’s usually reserved for as we headed towards the gangplank. Hearing “Electrician’s Mate Second Class William Bud Cloud, Pearl Harbor Survivor, departing” announced over the 1MC was surreal.




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I saw that.... Getting Piped on or off is an Honor...........

Bump this back to page 1 for the swing shift.........
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:18:17 PM EST
damn allergies!

Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:27:28 PM EST
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Great story and a great man...
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Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:39:06 PM EST
Wow, it is dusty in here. God Bless.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:52:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:53:55 PM EST
Great story, thanks for sharing.

RIP EM2.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 5:00:25 PM EST
I'm 70 and cried. Thank you Bud for your service. Thanks for sharing the story.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 5:23:05 PM EST
I know my apartment is dirty, but damn it's dusty in here.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 6:10:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2013 1:46:23 PM EST by LWilde]
That was a great thing for Dewey to do for that Old Sailor. I was not surprised when I received an email a few weeks ago about it. He went to his grave a happy man.

I was aboard Dewey with my family for the Change of Command of DESRON 21 just last September. We were invited by the incoming Commodore (Old friend and neighbor.) so we flew out for the week. Spent a great time in San Diego and were honored to enjoy a great ceremony then personal tour of the ship. Having served on seven old destroyers myself, I was most impressed by the Dewey and her fine crew.

Dewey's CO is a Mustang (Like me...) who went unrestricted line. He is the guy in khakis and glasses in the picture. His is an awesome fighting ship with a great crew.

RIP Sir.

ETA: The day I retired and was piped over the side was very moving. My last salute to the ensign took me a while.

Link Posted: 12/7/2013 8:50:50 PM EST
I thought those names sounded familiar...

They (CO & XO) were both Department Heads on HOWARD when I was there!

Link Posted: 12/7/2013 10:09:17 PM EST


R.I.P.

Dusty here too...
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 10:47:41 PM EST
RIP
The military is the only part of our government that is worth a dam. They go the extra mile to honor our veterans be it taps at a vets funeral or granting the last wish of a vet.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 11:34:39 PM EST
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Thanks, OP. You had me bawling like a baby for a minute.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 11:44:22 PM EST
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They piped him ashore. CMDCM Grgetich leaned in and quietly told me how significant that honor was and who it’s usually reserved for as we headed towards the gangplank. Hearing "Electrician’s Mate Second Class William Bud Cloud, Pearl Harbor Survivor, departing” announced over the 1MC was surreal.



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I was piped off my ship for simply being a plankowner and that was surreal as fuck. This guy...Boss status indeed.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 12:10:45 AM EST
Early morning tears on my keyboard.

RIP EM2 Cloud. You've earned it.

And Bless the Officers and Sailors of DDG-105.

Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:47:36 PM EST
Bringing this back if anyone missed this touching story......
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:54:39 PM EST
Damn, I have tears in my eyes.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:57:06 PM EST
You gave him an excellent 2 weeks. Well done.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:01:31 PM EST
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I was piped off my ship for simply being a plankowner and that was surreal as fuck.
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Me too.

JOOD gave me a stinger crossing the brow. XO was not amused
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:04:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:05:38 PM EST
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Me too.

JOOD gave me a stinger crossing the brow. XO was not amused
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Originally Posted By Hawken50:
I was piped off my ship for simply being a plankowner and that was surreal as fuck.


Me too.

JOOD gave me a stinger crossing the brow. XO was not amused
Screw them. I did that for all of the guys who PCS'd off ship.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:07:53 PM EST
That is very cool. As impressed as the gentleman was to be honored by the crew of the new ship, I'll bet they were pretty impressed to have a crewman from the original ship when it was at Pearl Harbor. Rest in peace, Mr. Cloud. God bless.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:09:26 PM EST
Nice the men and the women of the USN honored their own in their own special way. RIP.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:14:58 PM EST
Man my allergies are really acting up.... Kudos Navy, that's how we should treat our WWII and any Vet who served especially in times of war.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:48:36 PM EST
THAT is why I serve.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:49:25 PM EST
Great story, thanks.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:59:19 PM EST
Proud to serve.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:05:47 PM EST
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Damn, I have tears in my eyes.
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