On Memorial day I always think of my Marine buddy, Trane McCloud, who was killed in Iraq, but even though it’s been almost eight years since we lost Trane not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. I made a little bracket out of 550 desert camo cord and it hangs on my wrist as a daily reminder of the ultimate sacrifice my friend made for our freedom.
Trane was a great man, good husband, good father and good Marine. He inspired those around him to greatness. He left a wife and three young children behind and if you have some time this Memorial day read the stories below that tell what kind of man he was. Trane was a special person to me, but he represents so many others who like him gave their all for our country.
This link will take you to a memorial page where you can leave a short message for Trane’s family and friends to see. http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/joseph-trane-mccloud-condolences/20195173?#sthash.CoonzTMH.3TD95TIY.dpbs
Remembering a Hero
Part 1 Losing a Good Friend – http://therecoveringpolitician.com/contributors/rodj/rod-jetton-remembering-a-hero-part-1-losing-a-good-friend
Part 3 Living, Dying, Remembering– http://therecoveringpolitician.com/contributors/rodj/rod-jetton-remembering-a-hero-part-3-living-dying-remembering
Part 4 A Final Farewell to a Real Hero– http://therecoveringpolitician.com/contributors/rodj/rod-jetton-remembering-a-hero-part-4-a-final-farewell-to-a-real-hero
Another good article by a Marine http://thehayride.com/2011/05/his-name-was-trane/
Recent story on his family http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/30/trane-kept-a-rollin/