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This is a video I put together for a song I wrote in 2003.

Fred Black: vocals and guitars
Jonathan Gunter: bass
More of my music on my music site, www.FredBlackMusic.com

In the video are photos and video of:
Boyd Black (my Father, 1930 - 2009, Army, Korea)
Clyde Kirkman (my Grandfather, 1915 - 1989, Army, WWII)
Wayne Kirkman (my Uncle, Air Force, Vietnam)
L.B. (Lacy Banks) Owen (best friend's dad 1928 - 2009, Navy)

Two local heroes:
CW2 Josh Flynn 1979 - 2007 (Army, Black Hawk Pilot Killed in Iraq)
Lance Cpl. Roger Hager 1989 - 2009 (Marine, Killed in Afghanistan)

Also pictured in the video:
Captain Corry Tyler, Killed in Iraq 2007
Joe Melka pictured with my Grandfather during WWII
CW2 Josh Flynn's father and son are in the video as well

Thank you to both Josh's and Roger's families for their generosity and openness in sharing their photos, videos, and memories of their fallen but not forgotten sons.


Fred (sitting) and Jonathan Gunter recording bass tracks.


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"If you don't shoot for the farthest extremes, there's no way you're gonna move more than a little" - Earl Thomas Conley

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