Saturday, April 30, 2005

I Have to Say Something

Okay, it's still a little uncomfortable to sit in this chair for any length of time, but enough is enough.
I saw this piece yesterday which speaks to a commitment by VietNam veterans to speak up and to keep it up on behalf of the men and women who are serving or have served their country in Afghanistan and Iraq. These men and women have committed their lives to act as an instrument of national policy. If you don't like the national policy, deal with that; but respect the sacrifices of the men and women who serve.
I want to make a brief mention of two Navy corpsmen:
"Hospitalman Aaron A. Kent, 28, of Portland, Oregon, died Apr. 23, from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq. Kent was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina."
The remains of Hospitalman Third Class Malcolm T. Miller, of H&S Company, 3rd Recon. Bn., 3rd MarDiv, FMFPac, and three of his Marines were recently recovered, identified, and returned to their families. They were listed as KIA/Body Not Recovered since May 10, 1967, when they were killed near Khe Sanh. Petty Officer Miller and two of his Marines will be laid to rest at Arlington on May 10.
Semper Fi


Blogger Tamar said...

It's good to hear from you and, as always, you remind me not to forget.

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