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WW II, Korea & Vietnam veteran Albert J. Madden, 100
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:22:04 PM »
Albert Madden played taps countless times at military funerals during the past century.

On Friday afternoon, the solemn melody was played for him during a funeral with full military honors and a three-volley salute at Massachusetts National Cemetery.

Madden, 100, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died at his Hyannis home on Sunday.

"I think he would have been proud of the ceremony," said his son, David Madden, of East Sandwich. "The military played a very big role in his life."
Madden, realizing in his later years that playing taps was becoming a lost art, would don his military uniform and play at veterans' funerals upon request, his son said.

Madden's daughter-in-law Debra addressed the nearly 50 mourners who gathered for the committal ceremony.

"As we speak, he is probably conducting a band of angels," she said. "Let's not mourn his death, let's celebrate his life. One hundred years is a lot to celebrate."

Amen, R.I.P. Albert.

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Re: WW II, Korea & Vietnam veteran Albert J. Madden, 100
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 07:30:43 PM »
An unsung hero and member of The Greatest Generation. RIP, Mr. Madden. ::USA::
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