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Old 6 May 2003, 18:30
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Memorial Dedication for CPT. Lance P. Sijan

Memorial Dedication for CPT. Lance P. Sijan, USAF, POW
Medal of Honor recipient




From: Veterans Service Office of Milwaukee County
Ted F. Fetting, Director & Veterans Service Officer
414-278-4054

On June 8, 2003 there will be a ceremony at Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where a very fitting memorial to Medal of Honor recipient and Milwaukee native Lance P. Sijan will be dedicated. The Memorial is in the configuration of an F-4C aircraft, the type of plane CPT. Sijan flew. Also, as part of the memorial, there will be 2 benches, a flag and a replica of the gravestone that the North Vietnamese enemy had made and placed on Sijan's grave in the late 1960's and then returned along with his remains to his parents and family in the year of 1974. Mr. Ross Perot will be our guest speaker on this special occasion and others expected to make comments include CPT. Guy Gruters, a cellmate in North Vietnam with Sijan and later also with John McCain, and a former classmate at the Air Force Academy, and others.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. There will be some seating and parking available. Transportation will be offered to those having to park any distance away. The cemetery address is 4001 S. 27th Street, Greenfield and the phone number is 414-282-6600. It is our hope that you might join us at this very special event.

To learn more about Lance, I suggest these excellent articles: 'Sijan! My name is Lance Peter Sijan!' and Lance Sijan's Incredible Journey
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Old 6 May 2003, 21:40
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Yotanka,

Thanks for your contributions. It serves to keep the memory of these fine men alive.

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Old 6 May 2003, 22:02
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Thanks Bill, It's good to know someone appreciates my efforts.

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Old 6 May 2003, 22:22
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Yotanka,

I am glad to see that you are still around. I haven't seen one of your posts for a while. Although I am merely a guest here I sincerely appreciate your efforts. Thanks for all that you do.

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Old 8 May 2003, 00:30
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Old 8 May 2003, 00:54
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Thanks Armygal. Yes, I haven't been around on the boards for awhile, until I came to post the information on my friend, LTC. Hal Fritz and then I thought perhaps someone here might be interested in the dedication ceremony for CPT. Sijan.

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Old 8 May 2003, 08:40
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I recently used CPT Sijan as an example for some of my end-users who were complaining about the speed of their computers. After telling them of CPT Sijan's story I asked if they any more problems. The room was silent and calls to our help desk declined sharply.

Sometimes you need to put things into perspective.

I read "Into the Mouth of the Cat"more than 10 years ago and I can still quote portions of CPT Sijan's story.

Tack said it best though.

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Old 8 May 2003, 15:31
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I recently used CPT Sijan as an example for some of my end-users who were complaining about the speed of their computers. After telling them of CPT Sijan's story I asked if they any more problems. The room was silent and calls to our help desk declined sharply.

Sometimes you need to put things into perspective.




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Your a jackass........Put that into perspective.
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Old 8 May 2003, 17:05
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Uhhh.... okay.

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