Most of us do not realize this, but an E9 rates FULL HONORS at Arlington, the same as for an Admiral.


The ceremony was a befitting commemoration for Jake.


The Anacostia Navy Honor Guard and Marching Band and 7 Riflemen and a live Bugler and a Lt. Chaplin made up the burial detail.  The 3rd Army, Ft. Myers Horse Cortege led the way, his beloved Wife Ann, Family members and shipmates followed behind as we made our way to his gravesite.


The Chaplin recited the 23rd Psalm and the Pall Bearers folded and presented the flag.  The Navy Band played the Navy Hymn, the Bugler sounded taps and then the Navy Band ended the ceremony with America the Beautiful.



Jake is buried at the South East section of Arlington, across the road from the Pentagon on Patton Road.  Section 64, Grave 2410.  The headstone is on the grave, so it can be found fairly easily.  The Visitorís Center, where you get a pass to enter the cemetery, will provide directions.


There were about 50-75 people in attendance with a large contingent from Jakeís former contractor company, SWL.  Representing the NCVA were Lee Mobley, Frank Huffman, John Kracke, Myself and a couple of names I cannot recall.