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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:14 PM
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Keeping a Promise - a True Friend Until the End
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:16 PM by Are_grits_groceries


It takes a true friend to wear a dress to a funeral -if youre a man. Barry Delaney of Dundee, Scotland wore a lime green minidress to the funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan to fulfill a pact the two had made.

Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived the other should wear a dress to the dead mans funeral. Mr Delaney duly fulfilled the pledge as a tribute to Private Elliott, who was killed aged 24 while on foot patrol in the southern province of Helmand on August 31.

Mr Delaney wept on his knees at the graveside in Dundee as shots were fired during the military funeral. His dress plans are believed to have been known about in advance by other mourners.

Elliot, who had fulfilled his hitch and could have left the army, decided instead to fight in Afghanistan at the last minute. Hundreds turned out for the funeral.
http://www.neatorama.com /

A salute to you dear sir! You are a good friend...
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:18 PM
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1. Sad
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:19 PM
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2. This is the best story. I saw it on Neatorama too. I hang out there,
it is an awesome blog.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:33 PM
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3. Good story!
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:20 PM
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4. Sad, but what a great gesture. n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:23 PM
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5. They are both heroes... Heartbreaking story.
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