On Memorial Day, 2005, I blogged about a memorial to one of our local fallen soldiers. (Link). Since that time, I've received a few emails from family and friends of  Brian to thank me. But it is us who should thank them. This year, I received an email from Darryl Petersen, along with some photos:
Brian Cody Prosser MemorialHi. I recently came upon a monument to Brian "Cody" Prosser while visiting Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.   Doing some internet research on him, I came across a web page you had made referring to him.  The discussion board showed it was closed so I thought I'd email this info for you, for your use and if you want to pass it on.  Here is the info from "The Prosser Monument" fact sheet available to visitors to the memorial. The photos are my own.

Memorial Inscription:
Brian "Cody" Prosser
Staff Sgt US Army
5Th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
July 17, 1973 -- Dec. 5, 2001

First soldier from California killed in Afghanistan

"This monument has been dedicated not only to the memory of this brave young warrior, but to the memory of all those who put themselves in harm's way to protect us all from the perpetrators of terrorism."
Memorial Day -- May 27, 2002

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Thank you

Monday, May 28th, 2007
To the men and women who have died in military service to our nation, for the freedoms we enjoy. We celebrate you.
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"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 NASB)
You can't share God's love with others if you never leave your church building, so this weekend, our family participated in a different kind of church ministry called "Beyond the Gates."  The purpose of this ministry is to go out into the community to serve others, as Christ did, by meeting them where they are.

Approximately 700 people showed up and we met in the conference center where we were assigned to one of 13 outreach teams, each with a specific purpose. Some teams went to local schools to help clean up, others went and did service work for various organizations in our community. Our team was one of several assigned to do community outreach in the neighborhood by simply meeting people and offering to help them in any way that we could. We drove down the street and parked our cars and got out some tools, trash bags, and car washing supplies - we weren't sure what we would need. Then, we simply walked down the street and greeted people from house to house.

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StackOfPapersSmall.jpg I often tell my clients, "I don't believe we will ever see the truly paperless office but I do believe that we can create a less-paper office." I'd like to share with you one way that I recently helped do this for a very special client - my wife, Kathy.

I recently decided to move all of our personal and business accounting operations to my accounting firm. Having the accounting firm handle all of the QuickBooks accounting including bank reconciliations, billing and writing checks for us is great but it exposes another problem - how to quickly move lots paper securely between us and the accounting firm. Over on my Notes on Productivity blog, I've posted a short video clip and screen shots of my paperless filing system in Lotus Notes.