Eulogy for Jeffrey P. Rand, Jr.
Delivered at Holy Cross Cemetery-Culver City, CA
The 9th of May, 2008 by Glen Rairden
As I look out over the many faces here today, I am in awe of just how many people were affected by Jeff’s presence in their lives. This is only a fraction of the true number. There’s a large contingency of family and friends in Ohio waiting anxiously to say their goodbyes. There are fellow Marines across the globe dutifully serving their country.
There are Police Officers in cities across the nation protecting and serving their communities. There are friends who are unable to make it for reasons I know Jeff would understand. What was it about Jeff that could bring such a large number of people together, in body and spirit, at his passing? His fellow Marines say it was his courage under fire, his quick smile to relieve a tense situation, and his commitment to and love for the Marine Corps…