It was requested of General James T. Conway, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps that the Marine Forces Pacific provide support and full military honors for Sgt. John Gerber (ret.), his funeral will be in Guam.
Sgt. Gerber served with the 3rd Marine Division in the Vietnam War. He also founded the Pacific War Museum which contained his personal collection of WWII memorabilia. He was dedicated to the United States Marines and to the Veterans of Guam. The Commandant has granted a funeral with full military honors.
You are probably asking yourselves "why is she telling us all of this"....because Billy was asked to serve as an Honor Guard, he will be part of the rifle party firing the volley salute. His friend Brian will serve as pallbearer. These two honorable young men had all they could do to hold back the tears while trying to tell us (Mr. P & me and Brian's mother & father ~ she and I talk regularly). They feel so proud to have been asked and are so happy to be a prat of something so monumental. The funeral will be held on Saturday May, 15th, they were told to expect a lot of press but to keep their "EYES FORWARD" ~ they are there to honor a fellow Marine!
They leave Wednesday for Guam, they will be there for five days. During this time they will be given Liberty but are to remain with their "team", they will be able to take in a few sights, so they are packing their cameras.
We couldn't be more proud of the young man that Billy has become, I only wish that I could see him in his full dress blues, he will be so handsome.
Godspeed my little man, safe travels, we are so proud of you!
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.