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2nd LT. KIRK CHARLES VANDERBUR
UNITED STATES MARINES
CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA
 
 


 


 

2nd LT. KIRK C. VANDERBUR
AFTER SUMMER CAMP DURING COLLEGE


 

~BORN TO EARTH~
DECEMBER 28, 1967

~BORN TO HEAVEN~
FEBRUARY 16, 1992
FEBRUARY 17, 1992 (DATE KIRK WAS FOUND)
 

CAPT. CHRIS CRAIG (RIGHT) & 
LT. KIRK C. VANDERBUR ~ AUGUST 30, 1990

BELOVED SON OF:
GENE & LOIS VANDERBUR

BELOVED BROTHER OF:
KRISTA & LARS

BELOVED UNCLE OF:
ADRIENNE, ERIKA & MITCHELL ELMQUIST
AIDAN HENRY  & MADELINE VANDERBUR

BELOVED GRANDSON OF:
VERN & CLEMENTA VANDERBUR
&
ROY & HAZEL PAMQUIST
 
 


 

~HEAVEN'S CORPS~ 

United I now stand,
Willing to die for my homeland,
Having love for country, God and man,
Answering freedoms call where ever it may span,

Standing where my father once stood,
Ever defending the common good,
Marines will ever stand their test,
Proud to give their very best,

Eternally held in Godís holy hand,
Rests sweet freedom for every land,
From the strength of heavenís corps,
I will give my all, forevermore.

By Paul D. McCutcheon

Copyright © 03/03/03
 
 


 

KIRK WAS BORN IN ONAWA, IOWA

HE JOINED THE MARINES IN JANUARY 1986
 HE MADE SGT. IN THE RESERVES
AND WAS COMMISSIONED AUGUST 30, 1990
 
 


 

This is a song about skydiving 
that Kirk always carried with him.

"MY  PARACHUTE WON'T OPEN"
c 1989 Itzhak Wolansky

My parachute won't open, as I dive through the sky
My parachute won't open, ten thousand feet high
Tell me it's a dream,  tell me it's not real
Tangled in the sky, eight thousand feet high
You packed my bags, you had a funny look upon your face
I know it's hard to break up, 
and actions speak louder than words
I only wish you weren't so creative
My parachute won't open, as I dive through the sky
My parachute won't open, four thousand feet high
Three thousand feet high, two thousand feet high
I hope I'll land on you, one thousand feet high
My parachute won't open
As I....................................
 
 


 

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~MARINE ANGEL~
 


 
 


 

~FLY~
~Celine Dion~

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of Heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forever more
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light
 
 


 

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KIRK'S MOTHER, LOIS WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF 
"UNTIL WE HAVE ANSWERS"
 
 


 

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