Father Pledges to Honor His Children’s Lives and Memories

Calyx Schenecker, 16.

The following is a statement released by the Schenecker Family on Jan. 31, 2011:

Colonel Parker Schenecker has returned from his deployment and is grieving with family and friends.  He is devoted first and foremost to honoring the lives and memory of his beautiful children, Calyx and Beau. Parker and his family have been touched by the overwhelming support from the community both near and abroad. Arrangements and details are still being finalized with regard to the services to be held for Calyx and Beau.

Beau Schenecker, 13.

Tampa law officials say Julie Schenecker, the children’s mother and colonel’s wife, reportedly admitted shooting her two teenage children, Calyx and Beau, Thursday night. Col. Schenecker is assigned to MacDill’s Central Command and was deployed in the Middle East at the time.

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