Friday, July 29, 2011
SUBMITTED BY ROGER SHIRKEY
"If you are able, save them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for all the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."
Quote from a letter by Major Michael O'Donnell, KIA 24 March 1970. Shot down and killed while attempting to rescue eight fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.