For LT Ronald Eugene DASCOMBE, USN...Knox's bravest hero, who gave his all for us!!
Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
He was our defender, and he kept us free!
He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
He loved us so, and we should know.
For we loved him so.
Lieutenant Dascombe, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in the skies over the South China Sea, the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam and Laos! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You flew and you fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fane are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! Knox is very proud of you, Sir! You sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I admire so greatly and so immensely as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your servi9ce to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep our country and us free! Well done, Lieutenant! Be thou at peace. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS TO YOU!
Thank you for your service as a Limited Duty Officer (Pilot.) Passover just began and today is Easter. Happy Easter. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
If I should die...remembrances for LT Ronald Eugene DASCOMBE, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!
If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vgiils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to omfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.