Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sgt. Linwood House, United States Army (Ret.)

Linwood House was born January 21. 1935 in Inez, North Carolina and passed away October 13, 2011 at a Temple, Texas hospital after a battle with cancer due to his exposure to Agent Orange during his service in Vietnam.

Linwood served two tours in Vietnam and retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant.

After retiring from the Army, Linwood worked as a mechanic for Salvage Auto Parts, since 1986. He was also an avid mechanic of race cars.

Linwood was known as a patriot, and was a member of the Copperas Cove, Texas VFW, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

Memorial services and inurnment were held on October 25 at the Central Texas State VeteransCemetery at Killeen, Texas. In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags around the committal shelter.

Final prayers were offered by an Army Chaplain and full military honors were rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard.

The Army detail of three rifles fired three volleys of fire, representing Duty, Honor and Country. The bugler, standing on the hill above, played taps.

The American flag, that laid on the table with the Silver Urn, was unfolded and refolded into the traditional triangle and presented to Linwood's dear wife, Edith, by an Army Staff-Sergeant, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciate for his years of dedicated and faithful service.

The Silver Urn, containing Linwood's cremains, was then sealed into a niche of the wall, for all time, as the American flag flew at half-staff on the hill above.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, three children, one sister and a host of other dear family, friends and co-workers.

With thanks to the Killeen Daily Herald for biographical information.

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