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JJ_BPK
09-25-2011, 09:57
My Mom quietly passed away yesterday. She had been declining for the last month after a fall in July. She was 89 in March.

After high school, Mom went to nursing school. She graduated in the Spring of 44 and shortly thereafter joined the US Army Nurse Corps.

After basic and a mini-OCS, she was assigned to the 4th ID & stationed at Oliver General Hospital, Augusta, Ga. The hospital was a center for burn and orthopedic injuries.

In the summer of 45, Mom received orders to deploy to the South Pacific. She was on her pre-deployment leave when V-J day occurred.. Her orders were canceled and she was discharged in the Spring of 1946.

Mom's wishes were to be cremated and her ashes scattered. As Mom is a WW II Veteran, I had started the process of planning inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery.


RIP Lt Mazziott, Vaya con Dios..


Life goes on.
There is no start and no stop.
It is a continuous story composed of a series of vignettes
and we get to play a very small part.

Richard
09-25-2011, 10:02
RIP, LT.

Eagle5US
09-25-2011, 10:06
A beautiful woman, and a life of service. How wonderful.

May she rest well. Condolences on your loss my friend.

Goggles Pizano
09-25-2011, 10:09
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat Ma'am. Dominus vobiscum.
My sincere condolences on your loss.

SF_BHT
09-25-2011, 10:25
Rest in Peace Lt....

Dusty
09-25-2011, 10:31
Prayers out

Ambush Master
09-25-2011, 10:36
Thoughts and Prayers out.

My condolences Brother.

The Reaper
09-25-2011, 11:49
RIP Lieutenant.

Thank you for your service.

TR

Gypsy
09-25-2011, 11:51
JJ_BPK, my condolences on the loss of your mom. Thanks for sharing a bit of her background with us.

Rest in Peace Ma'am, thank you for your service.

Penn
09-25-2011, 11:59
My sincere condolences. RIP Lt.

f50lrrp
09-25-2011, 12:16
RIP, LT!

azmg
09-25-2011, 18:51
Thank you for sharing a bit about your moms life.

RIP Lieutenant.

PedOncoDoc
09-25-2011, 20:07
My condolences. May she rest in peace. Thank you for your service, Ma'am.

orion5
09-25-2011, 23:10
Rest in peace, Ma'am...thank you for your service to your country and as a mom. You were obviously well-loved.

wet dog
09-26-2011, 01:33
JJ - your sweet mother, may she rest in peace.

greenberetTFS
09-26-2011, 07:37
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior...........:(

He was just a simple soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us; we may need his like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY. (author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May he RIP, his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Big Teddy
__________________

tonyz
09-26-2011, 07:51
My sincere condolences - may your mother rest in eternal peace.

ZonieDiver
09-26-2011, 08:15
Rest In Peace, Lt.

Cynic
09-26-2011, 11:29
My condolences, JJ_BPK.
May your lamp shine brightly in heaven, ma'am. And thank you for your service.

TrapLine
09-26-2011, 12:54
Rest in peace, LT. Thank you for your service. My condolences, JJ_BPK, prayers out.

VVVV
09-26-2011, 13:03
RIP Lt. Mazzoit.

JJ...My sincere condolences to you and your family. You were lucky to have had her for so many years.

SOFwarrior02
09-27-2011, 12:56
What a wonderful memory and storyline your mother served for the rest of us veterans. I wish there were more emphasis by journalists, authors, and readers alike on the impact that courageous women like your mother made on the generations after her. Simply outstanding! You must be very proud and understandably so. Great post. Rest in Peace.:lifter

PRB
09-27-2011, 14:14
RIP Ma'am

Joker
09-28-2011, 21:12
Prayers for you and the family.

Malone
09-28-2011, 22:27
rip LT

Saturation
09-29-2011, 19:30
As stated before thank you for sharing. She sounds like an incredible lady and Lt.!

A comfort to many and with your proximity to the water may be meaningful is "Toilers of the Sea". Wishing you peace.

Sigaba
09-29-2011, 19:46
QP JJ_BPK,

Please accept my condolences for the passing of your mother.

May she rest in peace.

B36reconman
09-30-2011, 09:32
RIP LT..