To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Moment Of Silence

It has come to my attention that heaven is admitting a Sailor and a Soldier, both from Susanville California who fought in World War II. American is quickly loosing the brave men and women who served in World War II along with their experiences and memories of war and lost comrades. I ask you to take a moment to Honor, Respect, and Remember the lives of two men who fought for our freedom.

Burton John Crouse Sr. joined the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served as a Machinist Mate for three years until he was discharged. During those three years his service was recognized as he received the WWII Victory Medal and the 6 Star Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. He was 89 years young on his passing.

Burton moved to Susanville, California at a young age, where he graduated from Lassen High School.  He returned to Susanville after his service and married Wilda Logan-Wilson. Burton and Wilda spent more than 60 years together until her passing in 2007. Burton is survived by two daughters, a sister, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services to honor Burton will be held Saturday, June 18th at 1100 hours at Diamond Crest Cemetery in Susanville.

Toy E. McCracken joined the Army in 1942 serving honorably in World War II. He fought in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central European Campaigns.  Toy received the Bronze Star three separate times along with the Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged from the Army in 1946.  Toy and his family moved to Susanville, California where he continued to serve in the National Guard.

Toy was 90 years young upon his passing, and spent 58 years with his wife Fayenila Spencer until her death in 1999.  Toy is survived by his son, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three sisters.  Toy's son, Terry says his father never spoke of his service. Toy's family says he, "Had a love for tinkering with cars, tractors, and growing gardens."

Services to honor Toy will be held Saturday, June 18th at 1000 hours at Diamond Crest Cemetery, Susanville.

Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.


CI-Roller Dude said...

We're loosing WWII vets very fast...if anybody knows one, thank them...if not for them, we'd be speaking German/Japanese....

Robbin said...

Thanks for all you do with this. I have enjoyed some of your recent posts. I have thought a lot about this generation that we're losing and the wealth of experiences and wisdom. May future generations be just as willing to sacrifice for their country and feel that great desire for freedom and democracy.