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An alternate approach... (updated)

 Speak not the name on everyone's lips - but the ones that should be, while the other swirls down the memory hole.

The Washington Navy Yard was attacked on Monday for one reason; it was Navy. The building 197 was attacked because it was Navy. Those people were shot because they represented the Navy.

They each died because they served the Navy. The method does not matter. The location does not matter. In that light, at least we can remember their names. Many people on the front porch know some of these names.

For now we know seven.

Michael Arnold, 59
Sylvia Frasier, 53
Kathy Gaarde, 62
John Roger Johnson, 73
Frank Kohler, 50
Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46
Vishnu Pandit, 61

Decades of service.
Cdr Salamander - Just because of who they are.

Update - now we know the rest.
Martin Bodrog, 54
Arthur Daniels, 51
Mary Francis Knight, 51
Gerald Read, 58
Richard Michael Ridgell, 52

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance, For those who served as civilians, for those who served in uniform, and I'll end this post with the Navy Hymn.

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 Will keep my eye out - Boss.
 
Wikipedia now lists 12:

Michael Arnold, 59
Martin Bodrog, 54
Arthur Daniels, 51
Sylvia Frasier, 53
Kathy Gaarde, 62
John Roger Johnson, 73
Mary Francis Knight, 51
Frank Kohler, 50
Vishnu Pandit, 61
Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46
Gerald Read, 58
Richard Michael Ridgell, 52



 
Why, yes. Please sing along with me:

Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidds' the mighty ocean deep,
Its own appointed limits keep:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril, on the sea.

I must now "Skip a bit, brother", as in that movie:

O Trinity of  love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour:
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Sorry, still can't sing the "Aviator's Verse" without weeping. Y'all here know why.  Hell, I'm having trouble singing this without weeping!
 
 Pour one over the Side, JTG.

Hell, take a touch and pour the Whole Bottle over the side, Davy Jones has a lot of new crew today...
 
Just now done, Rivr. That hurt; as poor as I am. I did cheat a bit and leave a coupla sips for m'self. Hope you won't mind too much, and that They will not mind too much. Join me in what's left, Sir?
 
To me, JTG, that is "the funeral song" for those who served, military, fire, police, bystanders ... those who stood  and said "I will" and did their best when the challange came.
 
Oh, yeah, Htom, the Navy Hymn always gives me good eyeball lubrication. I think of that Captain of a destroyer who was dowsed in flaming gasoline by a Kamikaze. He had presence of mind enough to hold his breath and cover his eyes until they put out his personal fire, but he knew he was fixing to die, burned over 98% of his body as he was.  He wasted no time in giving his last orders, which saved his ship. The USN always turns into the fight.  At least, that's the way it used to be.