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In Loving Memory of Waife Holland Haglund 1936-1981

USS Lexington CV-16

United States Navy

1955 - 1958

  • Dad, though you are no longer with us,
  • You are still alive in our hearts.
  • A day does not pass by that we don't think of you,
  • and all that you have done for us.
  • And all the years that passed, were empty without you,
  • All the times we missed, we could have had,
  • no matter how good, no matter how bad,
  • It would not have mattered, becuase you would have been there, Dad.
  • But God had other plans for you,
  • Plans that took you away from us,
  • and any times to be had.
  • Your Grandchildren will never have the honor to know you,
  • Though we show them the pictures of you and tell them how
  • wonderful a man and father you were.
  • You would be proud of all three of them, Dad.
  • Your memory still lives in our hearts and in our lives,
  • Though everyday the sun shall rise, and then shall set,
  • The memory of you shall never beset.
  • Rest in peace, Dad.
  • The Haglund Family

    John W. Haglund

    Myrtha L. Haglund

    Anouchka P. Parisius {Granddaughter}

    Michael J. Haglund {Grandson}

    Gabriel G. Haglund {Grandson}

    Narrative written by John Haglund



    My Dad always talked with me about his time in the Navy aboard the USS Lexington. When I was about 9, the USS Lexington docked in New Orleans, LA, and dad took one of my friends and I aboard. Dad was next to heaven that day, I remember the gleam in his eyes when he was looking over the flight deck and up toward the bridge. He really loved that Ship, and I think he kind of regretted leaving her. That was the last time he boarded her.

    Houma Police Dept. 1963 to 1981

    I know the above picture is not military, but the Police are a para-military organization. Though you can not compare the military veteran with the policer officer, I felt this page would not be complete without a picture of my dad in his police uniform. He unselfishly gave his all to the Dept. as I am sure he did to the USS Lexington and the U.S. Navy. He gave 18 years to the Houma Police Dept. I lost him when I was 21, But I know I made him proud when I enlisted in the MP Corps. At least he got to come and see FHL and my Unit before he died. Rest in Peace Dad.....

    USS Lexington CV-16

    This is the last picture I took with my dad. It is also the last time I seen him alive. I treasure this picture more than any other. This is when he and mom came to California and visit with me for a week.

    You are always in our Hearts Dad and we miss you So...

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