Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Two Veterans... and Fathers


I recently spent a morning at Santa Maria Cemetery putting flags on the graves of veterans. I was struck by these two graves sitting next to each other: both veterans of different wars, and both fathers.

On the left:

K C
LONG
US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM
JAN 31 1942
JUN 14 1998
BELOVED FATHER

On the right:

ROBERT W
MILLER
US NAVY
MAR 5 1932
APR 18 2005
LOVING FATHER
AND
COMPANION

Both K.C. (Kenneth C.) LONG and Robert W. MILLER are buried in the Santa Maria Cemetery, in Santa Maria, California.

Headstone of K.C. Long and Robert W. Miller photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal, May 29, 2010, Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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