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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Burial at sea video ...

Here's another rather sad sea burial you may or may not have read about :

Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was a gunner on a TBM Avenger.

On November 5, 1944, Deen's squadron participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser. Deen was killed. The Avenger's pilot, Lt Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex.

Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in it.

It was the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried in his aircraft after being killed in action.


Anonymous said...

This Burial at sea has always been a honor for brave warriors.

Makes you wonder why Obama ordered it done for Osama ?

Anonymous said...

I don't think that there was any honor associated with Bin Laden's dip into the sea. It both denied him a Muslim burial and destroyed evidence of his existence. No one will be visiting his grave to celebrate whatever martyrdom he expected.

Anonymous said...

I challenge any teacher to show this video to their students. This would be a history lesson not soon forgotten.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see the video of usama being buried at sea, or anywhere else for that matter