Parents to Commemorate Son’s Birthday at Arlington Cemetery
By manager1 on September 8, 2011
Despite the passage of time, Bruce and Dolores Bordelon’s loss remains a fresh and present sorrow. Their son, 1st Sgt. Michael J. Bordelon, 37, died from injuries due to a roadside bombing in Mosul, Iraq, on May 10, 2005. First Sgt. Bordelon was from St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, and the father of three children. He was a member of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team. “He made it back to Brooke Army Medical Center (in San Antonio) and lived for two weeks. He had third degree burns,” his father said.
The couple wanted to visit their son’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery on his birthday, November 2, and contacted Air Compassion for Veterans. Mission coordinator Robin Cron arranged a round-flight from their home in Louisiana to Washington, D.C. “You don’t know how much we appreciate it,” said Bordelon.
One of the strengths of Air Compassion for Veterans is its ability to respond to calls like the Bordelons’ request with sensitivity and flexibility. The mission staff can step into almost any adverse situation concerning a military family that requires distant travel and arrange a charitable flight when the federal government, bound by bureaucratic constraints, cannot provide.
The ACV family extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Bordelons and is honored to provide a flight for so worthy a cause as remembering a brave son and soldier who gave his life for all Americans.