\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDudley flying us to the Top of Flattop mountain. We were the 62nd and 63rd people to have ever landed up there. Not sure if it was legal. Dudley in his mickey mouse tee, shorty shorts and tevas. Official pilots attire.
\r\nHe was buried not twenty miles from Tombstone, AZ—an appropriate spot for such legendary men as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and Dudley Hale.\r\n\r\nA wake is scheduled to be held at the home of Dudley and Dian in Tucson, AZ March 29—31 to celebrate Dudley’s rich life of friendship, story and adventure. Feel free to stop by and share in the celebration of his life. Beer, whiskey and rocketage are always welcomed guests of honor.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, consider a donation made on behalf of Dudley G. Hale to the charitable Veterans organization of your choice.\r\n\r\n View Larger Map\r\nSouthern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery\r\n1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail\r\nSierra Vista, AZ 85635
God of our fathers, known of old—\r\nLord of our far-flung battle line—\r\nBeneath whose awful hand we hold\r\nDominion over palm and pine—\r\nLord God of Hosts, be with us yet,\r\nLest we forget—lest we forget!\r\n\r\nThe tumult and the shouting dies—\r\nThe Captains and the Kings depart—\r\nStill stands Thine ancient sacrifice,\r\nAn humble and a contrite heart.\r\nLord God of Hosts, be with us yet,\r\nLest we forget—lest we forget!\r\n\r\n—Recessional by Rudyard Kipling
Dudley Gaylord Hale passed away on March 25th, 2012 at 6:00 AM. He died at his home in Tucson, Arizona surrounded by loved ones. He mattered because he was loved—and he mattered to the last moment of his life.