Today is Memorial Day. It is not a surprise to many people. Everyone knows that it is some sort of holiday that resulted in a day off from school, work, etc. Most will capitalize on the opportunity to go hit the lake, swim, and grill out. There is nothing wrong with that but there is more to today than just having a good time with friends and family. Please make sure to honor those who answered the call from our country and made the ultimate sacrifice. Their families are forced to move on without them, without the chance to even have one last BBQ. There are literally tens of thousands of men and women over the years who never made it home. They are gone but not forgotten.
I especially honor the men who I served with that gave their lives in Iraq:
PFC Scott A. Messer, B TRP 1-32 CAV, 02 February 2006
SGT Thomas B. Turner Jr., C TRP 1-32 CAV, 14 July 2006
SPC Jermaine D. Franklin, A TRP 1-32 CAV, 09 November 2007
SSG Jonathon L. Martin, A TRP 1-32 CAV, 22 Novmber 2007
PFC Danny L. Kimme, C TRP 1-32 CAV, 16 January 2008
PFC David H. Sharrett, C TRP 1-32 CAV, 16 January 2008
SPC John P. Sigsbee, C TRP 1-32 CAV, 16 January 2008
PFC John T. Bishop, C TRP 1-32 CAV, 23 April 2008
1LT Timothy W. Cunningham, C TRP 1-32 CAV, 23 April 2008
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.