07. May 2006 · Comments Off on H3 Semper Fi · Categories: General

Blonde Sagacity tells about a memorial hummer, complete with photos. It seems that Karla Comfort wanted to memorialize her son’s sacrifice. Lance Corporal Holmason was killed in Iraq last Dec, along with 9 members of his unit.

She purchased the H3 in January, and took it to the custom paint shop 2 days later. They only charged her for the paint, so she paid about $3K for the $25K paint job. She was amazed at the result of the 250 man-hours.

“I love it,” she said. “I’m really impressed with it, and I think John would be happy with the vehicle. He would have a big smile on his face because he loved Hummers.”

“Karla Comfort gave Powell basic instructions on what to include in the paint job. But in addition to the image of her son in Dress Blues and the faces of the nine other Marines, there were several surprises. “He put a lot more on than I expected,” she said. “I think my favorite part is the heaven scene.”

On the left side of the vehicle, a detail of Marines are depicted carrying their fallen comrades through the clouds to their final resting place. The American flag drapes across the hood, the words, “Semper Fi” crown the front windshield and the spare tire cover carries the same Eagle Globe and Anchor design that her son had tattooed on his back.

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