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Flashback to my 80's
Flashback to my 80's
Wow... I got an email today from a old friend that had a picture of someone very close to me when I was in high school. Jason Janek was 10 years my junior - the youngest brother of some very good friends of mine back in Whiting, Indiana. The picture shows me with Jason hugging me...I was his "idol" and I wanted the very best for him.
Military duty took me away - and before the Internet boom the only way to stay in touch was writing letters...of which I didn't. I saw Jason once more between 1987 and 2004...around 1990.
I regret it so much...may God have mercy on his soul.
Jason Janek, 24 of Whiting, Indiana died on Monday May, 24, 2004 from homicide
Jason "Baby Jay" Janek, age 24, passed away tragically on May 24, 2004. Jason was taken from us before his time. While on this earth he touched many lives. He made an impression on everyone he met. He was one of a kind. He is survived by his parents, Richard "Stix" and Camella Janek; six brothers and sisters, Kymberli (Todd) Mansfield, Ryc (Carrie) Janek, Scott (Fayth) Janek, Sara "Sweets" Janek, Jimmy Higgason and Darin (Shannon) Phillips; 11 nieces and nephews, Chelsie, Courtney, Meryc, Cassidy, Jacob, Callie, Alisah, James, Scottie, Drake and Dakoda, best friend and fiance Christina Phillips; and aunt Betty (Bob) Bonchik; uncle, Paul (Pat) Salus; numerous cousins, faithful companion, Indy, and many friends. Jason was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #599, he was a professional boxer and trained at the Whiting Boxing Club. Jason was a avid skateboarder and snowboarder. He was also associated with Positive Impact.
Please help his family.
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6/4/2005 5:14 pm
WOW !! Very sorry to read...You can help his family.Tell them all the good and share your happy memories of this fine you man.It's a shame you didn't keep in contact much but this war to me is a darn shame to us all.Our families are being lost and is it really going any where for anything ? "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.|
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in your Most Holy Name, Amen." Prayer is the very best gift we can give
a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine.....They say it takes a minute to find a special.. person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them...
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6/4/2005 6:44 pm
Thanks for the inspiring comment! I really like the statement about a lifetime to forget someone. I will pass that along to all involved.|