FSHNC Funeral

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  1. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    You may have noticed my absence from TPF for the last week.
    Unfortunately my grandfather died early on January, Friday the 13th.
    The funeral was yesterday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.(in San Antonio)
    I was asked to take photos of the event. I have been to these military funerals far too many times, but they are quite heart wrenching and will touch you every time.

    Here are a few photos of that morning.

    They lower the flag to half mast when a funeral is taking place.
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    There are headstones as far as you can see.
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    The AirForce Honor Guard.
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    Words of comfort from the commander.
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    They fired off three shots in respect for the Master Sergeant.
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    There are a few more photos from that day here: FSHNC
     
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  2. Alexandra

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    these are all great!
    and i'm really sorry about your grandfahter...
     
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    Sorry to hear about your grandfather. You captured the moment with style and grace. Very moving images.

    Eric
     
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    I already told you my original opinion of those shots but I really like 10 and 11
     
  5. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    you did a fantastic job littleman...excellent work. may he rest in peace.
     
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    You did capture the moment very well! Lots of different thing I like about several of the pics. Best wishes to your family.
     
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    Well done!

    It's not often that one would be asked to photograph a funeral but you did a fine job.

    Your grandfather would be proud of you. I hope he had a great life.
     
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    Very well done Littleman. You have captured an emotional series of photographs.
    Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. All the best to you and your family.
     
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    Those are very moving photos.

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It looks like he was paid a very fitting tribute.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry to hear this, Chris.

    When I saw these first, I was thinking what Fred is expressing, too: it is not often anyone is asked to take photos at a funeral.

    But you were asked, and it seems like the very right person was asked. These photos are full of grace and emotion and they "speak" a lot!
     
  11. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    When I was asked I was scared that I would be disliked by people there. So I did NOT want to be in the way (or even seen for that matter)
    Throughout the whole funeral I never moved from my spot in the back. I was trying my hardest to not be a distraction. I think it worked out well and I don't think I was a distraction. :thumbup:

    Thank you for all your comments/condolences, the family is doing alright and we're pressing on with life. :)

    -Chris
     
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    Little Man ... you did a fantastic job of taking a very difficult situation and making it a beautiful tribute. Your family will be honored to have these wonderful shots.

    May God bless and comfort your family. Take comfort in knowing your grandfather is at peace.
     

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