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My name is Matthew C. Bustamante, the son of Raul H. Bustamante. I have this picture in my home that I downloaded before he passed. At my fathers funeral there were soo many of his best friends and fellow Marines he flew with. He was a 53 pilot that never spoke of his efforts to me. I had to learn of his Bronze Star and numerous air medals after he passed only from the men that flew with him. I pray this will not fall on deaf ears... but there was one thing that I always wanted to do for my father before he passed.. When I was like five years old, my father moved us from Yuma to Phoenix. Well, when we first moved into our home in Mesa, our home was broken into and the only thing that was stolen was an 8mm reel to reel and my fathers Officers Sword. It was the one possession in his life, I know to this day, meant more to him than any other. I wanted more than anything to present a replica to him while he was here with us. I still want to present it to him, but only with his best friends...... -Submitted by: Matthew C. Bustamante [firstname.lastname@example.org] 2010-08-13
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