Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Few Words for Hospitalman Charles O. Sare

Hospitalman Charles O. Sare, 23, of Hemet, Calif., died Oct. 23 from enemy action while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Doc Sare was assigned to Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. and was currently serving with Multi-National Corps – Iraq.
Semper Fi

I say "Semper Fi" at the end of these posts for a few reasons... to honor the Corpsman's ultimate sacrifice... to honor the Marine Corps with which he was serving... and to mark his loss in the way I approach my responsibility to him and to those who follow him... I made it through and he didn't and I owe him.
I object to this new practice of saying he died while serving with a "Multi-National Corps." He died while serving with the United States Marine Corps. He died while he was supposed to be on shore duty in Southern California able to have a beer and walk the beach after work, and to go home on a long weekend to see his folks. Instead of that, George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld sent him to Iraq to be killed or maimed in my place as an American, and there was nothing multi-national about it except for some nominal allies they've been able to pay to share the blame.

7 Comments:

Blogger Maya's Granny said...

I am so glad that you do this. I am so sorry that you have to.

These young people should be walking the beach and visiting family and courting and, in the near future, raising children. And they never will.

Bless you for honoring them.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Sean from DocintheBox said...

Thanks, it's hard to keep track when you can tie faces to those names.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

To borrow an expression from an earlier war, bless Sare and bless them all. May his loved ones and buddies find comfort and courage as they grieve their loss.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a friend of otter (Charles Sare) i respect you mentioning him, he was an amazing guy. and i agree and blame bush

2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Otter was a good man.

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Terry said...

Otter was a wonderful and kind young man who willing went to war in our place. I will never forget his sacrifice. I remind my students of his sacrifice for his country as I teach them to respect the flag which he died for.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a long time friend and classmate of Charles Otter Sare, I appreciate it. Like him I went in after 9/11 and I too went medical. There have been many days and nights that I wonder why him and not me. But it was his time and the only thing I can do is not let his memory fade. Hemet has list a lot to the Global War on Terrorism we are a small but mighty community

2:16 PM  

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