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James Edward Chapman

Death 1974 (aged 52–53)
Burial Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Garden of Everlasting Life
Memorial ID 26932217 · View Source
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Pfc. U.S. Marines, WWII. Wounded in Guam, recipient of the Purple Heart.
Husband of Maggie Staggs, father of James, Samuel Ray, Keith, and Terry Chapman.

Soldiers Grave
Pearl Rivers

Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
It should be holy ground.

Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
No idle, thoughtless jest,
Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
The hero in his rest.

For him no reveille will beat
When morning beams shall come;
For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
Its thunders from the drum.

Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,
Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native land,
His gallant soul to God.

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  • Created by: Mary Bob McClain
  • Added: 19 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26932217
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward Chapman (1921–1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26932217, citing Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mary Bob McClain (contributor 46546099) .