Central Virginia Honors the Memory of a Young Airman

Knots of neighbors gathered in tribute in front of the little strip malls, gas stations and fast food joints that line US Route 29 in Ruckersville, Virginia,  on Tuesday as the remains of Greene County's Airman First Class Zachary Ryan Cuddeback passed  by. Zachary Cuddeback, of Stanardsville, just down the road, was killed in Frankfurt en route to deployment in Afghanistan by a "recently radicalized Muslim" who claimed he was avenging American rapes of Afghan women he had learned about on the Internet.For the greying Vietnam vets, little kids with flags, families of William Monroe High School classmates, and  those from Barboursville, Stanardsville and Ruckersville who did not  know Airman Cuddeback personally, it was just the right thing to do, and they knew how to do it right. They stood there -- no speeches, no angry signs directed at the killer or Muslims, just thank you for your service, comfort to your family and God speed you to your rest....(Read Full Post)