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Memorial Day – Cornell Class of 1944

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:30am 5/29/2017 at 8:30am

Cornell Law School graduation was held this year at the campus sports arena used for basketball games. It was the first time that I can remember that the sports complex was used for that purpose, and the faculty met in the Class of 1944 room as we awaited the processional.

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Remembering the fallen, known and unknown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:15pm 5/30/2016 at 7:15pm

Each memorial day we try to focus on the lives of a small number of individuals who gave their lives for our country, and whose stories we have followed for several years.

Rachel Porto, the widow of Marine Corporal Jonathan Porto, wrote a moving post for Legal insurrection, 

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I am proud to be the widow of Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, USMC

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:00pm 5/29/2016 at 8:00pm

Memorial Day. What does it mean to me?

It means a time to reflect on my husband’s service and sacrifice. A time to reflect on the sacrifices of thousands of families like my own.

I met Jonny Porto in 2008 shortly after I graduated college. He was stationed on the Army post on...

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Remembering Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:30am 5/25/2015 at 7:30am

I’m in Israel now.

A fitting place to be on Memorial Day because the lives and freedoms of the two nations are so intertwined.

Without the sacrifices of those who fought and died to protect our freedom, there would be no freedom for our friends and allies.

We have remembered Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte...

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Remembering Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto

http://youtu.be/XPDedJPZCK8
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:30am 3/23/2014 at 7:30am
http://youtu.be/XPDedJPZCK8

March 14, 2014 was the fourth anniversary of the death of Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto in Afghanistan, as noted here before:

His wife’s original blog...

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Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2013 at 8:15am 5/27/2013 at 8:15am

She was buried on Memorial Day 2009, as we discussed in Remembering Lt. Roslyn Schulte – buried on Memorial Day 2009, which has many further details, videos and photos.

As described at Gateway Pundit, on May 26, 2009:

Lt. Roslyn Schulte was the first female Air Force Academy graduate to be killed in Iraq or...

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Three years ago today — Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:08pm 3/14/2013 at 3:08pm

Today is the third anniversary of the death of Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto in Afghanistan, as noted here before:

His wife’s original blog post, I Will Always Be A Marine Wife, is worth...

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Remembering Mike Spann and others

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:15am 12/20/2012 at 8:15am

The first American killed in the Afghan war, on November 25, 2001.

I’ve told his story before (also here), but it is worth remembering every year.

As we just finished Hanukkah and approach Christmas, we also remember the others featured previously at Legal Insurrection, Jonathan Daniel Porto, U.S. Army, Spc. Dennis Weichel , Lt....

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Sand Soldiers of America

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:32am 3/28/2012 at 8:32am

In response to my most recent post regarding the two year anniversary of the death of Marine Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto, I was contacted by reader Kate in Texas who suggested I alert other readers to Sand Soldiers of America:

I read last night about...

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Promises a Marine Widow Cannot Bear to Hear

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 4:52pm 5/12/2010 at 4:52pm

As written by Rachel Porto, 23, widow of Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto.

As posted in The W...

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Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 12:02am 3/21/2010 at 12:02am

On March 14, 2010, Marine Corporal Jonathan Daniel Porto was killed in Afghanistan.

Every loss of one of our soldiers is tragic, but this tragedy has hit home because Cpl. Porto’s wife has posted about it at her blog, ...

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