23MAR2016 – Happy 80th Birthday, Sarge Walden!!!

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Gentlemen, Friends and Members of Our Extended Family;

Be it known to all present that Elbert “Cotton” Walden; aka “Sarge” Walden, has reached the exalted age of 80 years as of 23MAR2016.  In recognition of this feat and in recognition of  his Unstinting, Honorable, Courageous and Exemplary Service to His Country and to the Officers and Men of the 9th Infantry Division LRRP/Rangers we offer Our Prayers, Our Love and Our Wishes for Many More.

Young Elbert Walden. Who knew...

Young Elbert Walden. Who knew…

..that he would grow into this!

..that he would grow into this!

Sarge loved showing off his "Big Gun"...

Sarge loved showing off his “Big Gun”…

Here is Sarge and Hilan Jones being presented with Silver Stars. Ya don't get THAT for being in the Chow Line!!!

Here is Sarge and Hilan Jones being presented with Silver Stars. Ya don’t get THAT for being first in the Chow Line!!!

Sarge with his two brothers. They were Marines but we can't all be perfect... They have 40+ years of Service and 60+ years working at the VA Hospital!!! That is 100+ years of SERVICE to the Country and its Veterans! Hooah!!!

Sarge with his two brothers. They were Marines but we can’t all be perfect… They have 40+ years of Service and 60+ years working at the VA Hospital!!! That is 100+ years of SERVICE to the Country and its Veterans! Hooah!!!

Sarge made the pilgrimage to NYC for our 2015 Reunion…

The New York Invasion...

The New York Invasion…

Group Photo

Group Photo

Rick and Sarge...

Rick and Sarge…

Sarge and Poncho...

Sarge and Poncho…

Brothers All...

Brothers All…

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9/11 Memorial…

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Sarge at Ft Benning with our unit plaque.

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Sarge with a newly minted PFC at his graduation at Ft Benning

Sarge with a newly minted PFC at his graduation at Ft Benning

Sarge, the Oldest Member of the Family with the Youngest Member of the Family...

Sarge, the Oldest Member of the Family with the Youngest Member of the Family…

...and Last but never Least, Sarge Walden with his Commanding General of 50 years on their Anniversary in 2007!!! May God Bless and Keep you, Now and Forever.!

…and Last but never Least, Sarge Walden with his Commanding General of 50 years on their Anniversary in 2007!!! May God Bless and Keep you, Now and Forever.!

 

Sarge Walden, it has been a pleasure and an Honor to have worn the same uniform, chewed the same dirt and served this Country.  We speak for every LRRP/Ranger, Past, Present and Future, when we say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sarge!!!”

The Officers and Men of “E” Company, 50th Infantry and “E” Company, 75th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division…and Nhan, too!

HOOAH!  RLTW!!!

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