Honoring the life of Staff Sgt. Keith Bishop, Green Beret

Comrades, Sisters and Veterans:

The VFW of Suffolk County Council is asking all veterans, ladies auxiliary and anyone else that can be there to pay their respect for S/Sgt Bishop on Monday November 9, 2009, located at the United Methodist Church on South Ocean Avenue just south of Sunrise Hwy we want to line the street with as many people as we can at 0900 hrs . We want to see as many of the VFW West end post with hats there as possible and the East end Post please attend the burial at Calverton with hats, they should arrive there around 1100 hrs.

In addition the VFW  of Suffolk County will pay their respect on Sunday November 8, 2009 at 1900 hrs at the Ruland Funeral Home on North Ocean Ave. just north of Sunrise Hwy on the west side of the Street

Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Keith Bishop of Medford, the Green Beret who was killed along with six other soldiers on Oct. 26 when a MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Darreh-ye Bum, Afghanistan, will be held Monday.

Bishop, 28, was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., defense Department officials said.

Bishop’s body will arrive on Long Island on Thursday or Friday, Evangelist Pastor Glenn Diener said Monday.

A wake will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ruland Funeral Home on North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church on South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue. Burial will follow in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton

Yours in Comradeship

Past Commander

Suffolk County Council VFW

Dick Woltman

For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH4-tOqLH94&feature=related

Ballad of the Green Beret

by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler and Robin Moore, copyright 1966

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men will test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live off nature’s land
Trained in combat, hand-to-hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage peak from the Green Berets

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men will test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her his last request

Put silver wings on my son’s chest
Make him one of America’s best
He’ll be a man they’ll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret.

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/ssgt_barry_sadler/the_ballad_of_the_green_berets.html

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/strangers-share-in-bishop-family-s-grief-1.1573078

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/bio_keith_bishop_fallen_soldier_20091030

http://www.militarycity.com/valor/4352132.html

To sign the on-line condolence book: http://legacy.suntimes.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=4565685636923

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