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Subject:  Re: Good-bye Date:  3/24/2006  12:17 AM
Author:  TMFJeanie Number:  2056 of 40236

Barbara, my sincere condolences. I hope you take comfort in knowing how much pride and joy your accomplishments gave to your father in his last hours on earth.

I ran across a special Veteran's Day story about your father that was put together by the Idaho Historical Society. From this note, it appears that it ran back in 1995:

April 20, 1995 was designated as Sgt. David B. Bleak day; and the new medical facility at Ft. Sill was named the Sgt. David B. Bleak Troop Medical Clinic.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~idbutte/ArcoMedal.html

There are some amazing personal recollections of that day which personalize your father's actions beyond what was listed in his citation. I particularly like the description of how he did what he had to do, in order to get close to his wounded comrades:
"He tended to dismiss the facts by skipping over the action and saying something to the effect "...a couple of 'em got too close".. (the enemy). "

May he rest in peace,

Jeanie
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