Jacqueline Mackin-Hartman (center), the daughter of retired Col. Alvin
Mackin, and her husband, Robert Hartman, watch as Marines place
Mackinís remains in the funeral caisson at Arlington National Cemetery in
Arlington, Va., Jan. 15, 2010.
The Marine is 2nd Lt Erick Gumz the man
and woman behind Lt Gumz is Janice and Charles Curly who started a
million scholorship fund for DeWert and he also started a million dollar
endowment fund in Col Mackins name.
Mackin-Hartman said she was
proud to see the impact her father had on the Marines who came to pay
their final respects to him.
(Photo Courtesy www.marines.mil, used with
permission - photo taken by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Harris)