Friday, January 01, 2010

U.S. Marine Charles "Charley" Rochlin - 1985 -2009

I had a chance to thank him for his service to this country and congratulate him and toast him for being one of The Few and The Proud. --John Kondub

United States Marine Lance Corporal Charles Rochlin
September 14, 1985 - December 27, 2009

Good Mourning, Everyone!

Today we welcome into the club nobody wants to join, family and friends of United States Marine Lance Corporal Charles Rochlin from Westport, Connecticut.

Rochlin had been home on leave having completed a seven-month tour of duty in Iraq. He was preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan when he was suddenly killed, the result of an auto accident. Born in Westport, Connecticut and a graduate of Staples High, after attending Norwalk Community College and the University of Colorado, in March 2008, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. He was 24 years old.

To every member of US Marine Lance Corporal Charles Rochlin's family, Griefcase extends profound gratitude, sincerest condolences, and best wishes for mourning joy all the days of your lives.

Semper Fi!

Mourning Poem:

When the song of the angels is stilled
When the star in the sky is gone
When the kings and the princes are home
When the shepherds are back with their

The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost
too heal the broken
to feed the hungry
To release the prisoner
To rebuild the nations
To bring peace among all
To make music in the heart

Mourning Joy:

Q: What do you get when King Kong steps on a glacier?

A: Crushed ice.


Q: What is the difference between the law and an ice cube?

A: One is justice and the other is just ice!

After we remember Him, do what I do. Open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal, and write something.

Go ahead. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Everyone. And always remember, we're not alone.


1 comment:

  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and all touched by his loss. Thank you for remembering him here. Cheers do a wonderful work.


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