This is no way, shape or form can thank the Heroes who gave everything they had to defend our way of life. As you enjoy your Memorial Day today, I ask that you please take a moment today to remember the American Heroes who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in defense of our Nation.
Heroes such as:
SGT Christopher Taylor, 1-41 FA (24JUL05, Balad, Iraq)
SPC Russell Nahvi, 5-7 CAV (19OCT05, Balad, Iraq)
SGT Arthur Mora, Jr, 5-7 CAV (19OCT05, Balad, Iraq)
SPC Jose Rosario, 5-7 CAV (19OCT05, Balad, Iraq)
CPT Kevin Simth, 1-76 FA, (08DEC05, Baghdad, Iraq)
SPC Lex Nelson, 1-41 FA (12DEC05, Tikrit, Iraq)
SPC Joseph Lucas, 5-7 CAV (15DEC05, Balad, Iraq)
SFC Jonathan Lowery, 3/3 ACR (14DEC07, Mosul, Iraq)
SGT Benjamin Portell, 3/3 ACR (26DEC07, Mosul, Iraq)
CPT Rowdy Inman, 3/3 ACR (26DEC07, Mosul, Iraq)
SSG Bryant Mackey, 3/3 ACR (20FEB08, Mosul, Iraq)
SSG Chad Caldwell, 3/3 ACR (30APR08, Mosul, Iraq)
SPC Alex Gonzalez, 2/3 ACR (06MAY08, Mosul, Iraq)
SGT Jose Regalado, 3/3 ACR (12NOV08, Mosul, Iraq)
SPC Corey Shea, 3/3 ACR (12NOV08, Mosul, Iraq)
Along with the thousands of others from Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, World War II, World War I, Panama, Grenada, Cuba, Spanish-American War, Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812, Barbary Wars,and the Revolutionary War.
Thank you for allowing me to do this, Phinsider, and Matty. It's very therapeutic to do a post like this.
It's been my honor to serve with each of the Heroes listed above, and with all the others who continue to serve today. I have been given the great, and humbling, honor of serving as a Battery Commander for over 150 men and women in combat, and their strength, determination, and camaraderie impressed me every day then, and still does today.
So, once again, please take a moment to remember our Heroes, both those who will never again enjoy this holiday, and those who are today out defending our way of life.