SOME GAVE ALL, ALL GAVE SOME
This page is dedicated to the memory of all our comrades who are Prisoners of War, Missing in Action or gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom’s that we enjoy.
All of the Vacaville Veterans organizations, and their members are committed to ensuring that our government receives a full accounting of our country’s POW and MIA’s from all wars.
Vacaville Veterans Memorial Building
Our Gold Star Veterans
|LCPL Michael J. Williams||USMC||Iraq, March 23, 2003||Vacaville|
|SPC Adam G. Kinser||US Army||Afghanistan, January 29, 2004||Rio Vista|
|MSgt Jude C. Mariano||USAF||Qatar, February 10, 2004||Vallejo|
|1Lt Michael W. Vega||US Army NG||Iraq, March 20, 2004||Vallejo|
|SPC Casey Sheehan||US Army||Iraq, April 4, 2004||Vacaville|
|Sgt Elmer C. Krause||US Army||Iraq, April 9, 2004||Vallejo|
|LCPL Phillip G. West||USMC||Iraq, November 19, 2004||American Canyon|
|1Lt Dustin M. Shumney||US Army||Iraq, January 26, 2005||Vallejo|
|SSgt Jerry Bonifacio Jr||US Army||Iraq, October 10, 2005||Vacaville|
|SrA Alecia S. Good||USAF||Africa, February 17, 2006||Dixon|
|Sgt Shawn G. Adams||US Army||Iraq, July 22, 2007||Dixon|
|Sgt Ryan J. Connolly||US Army||Afghanistan, June 24, 2008||Vacaville|
|Spc Roy Brooks Mason, II||US Army||Santa Cruz, May 22, 2009||Fairfield|
|Capt. Francis D. Imlay, Jr.||USAF||UAE, March 28, 2012||Vacaville|
|PO Paul R. Aldapa||USCG||Pennsylvania, July 18, 2012||Vacaville|
THE FINAL INSPECTION
The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?”
The soldier squared his shoulders and said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry guns, Can’t always be a saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I’ve been violent, because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny, That wasn’t mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place, among the people here. They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears. If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”
There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God. “Step forward now, you soldier, You’ve borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”