View Full Version : Last WWI US Navy Vet Has Set Sail for the Last Time

04-02-2007, 02:22 AM
He was 105. (http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-obit-brown,0,1348014.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines) Lloyd Brown, the last known surviving World War I Navy veteran, has died. He was 105.

Brown died Thursday at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County, according to family and the U.S. Naval District in Washington.

His death comes days after the death of the last known surviving American female World War I veteran, Charlotte L. Winters, 109.

The deaths leave three known survivors who served in the Army, and a fourth who lives in Washington state but served in the Canadian army, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.Fair winds and smooth seas.

04-02-2007, 02:28 AM
My Daddy was Navy, and my son's a Marine.

God speed Mr. Brown. Thank you.

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep,
Its own appointed limits keep.

Oh hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! Amen.

Eternal Father, lend Thy grace To
those with wings who fly thro' space,
Thro wind and storm, thro' sun and rain,
Oh bring them safely home again.

Oh Father, hear an humble prayer,
For those in peril in the air! Amen.

Oh Trinity of love and pow'r,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour,
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where so e'er they go.

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea! Amen.

BTW I'm playing this at Daddy's funeral. I don't give a rat's ass who doesnt' like it. Grr.