Sixty One years ago tomorrow, my Uncle of legend but not of memory, gave the last full measure of devotion to his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps in service during the Korean War.
Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude to those that followed him into service.
An old Marine once told me of a phrase once scrawled upon the wall of a bunker outside Khe Sahn, in the Republic of Viet Nam.
"To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
I grieve at the idea.
Thanks again, Uncle John, and all the brave men of Charlie Company, 1st Batallion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.