Always Remember

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I was lucky to get my son back, but some on his Medic team were not so fortunate.
He post this early on Facebook.

Bourdon, Prater, Knop, Hennessy, Vandertulip, Heines, Miranda, Chappell, Sturges, Rosenberg, Hicks, and Kuehl. Those we lost overseas. Hartley we lost to an accident at home, Simms, Judd and recently my fellow medic Reyes we lost to the demons of war that overcame them in the end. Too many 1-9 brothers gone. Some I knew a little, and some I knew well, but none of you will I forget. I write your names down and put them to memory so we will always remember the blood you bled and sacrifice you made for all of us today. Never forget…











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Sad, :cry: :cry: :cry: It is moving when you add the faces.

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Pull at my heart, Marcel :cry: …sad indeed, Scott. :cry:

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Beautifully done thank you for posting.

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Not every soldier is lost on the battlefield. God Bless them all.

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Thank you, Brian!

Man, can I relate, personally x 2, to that. War is hell! :cry:

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My own Son suffers from PTSD. Gets treatment every now and then at the veterans’ hospital. As a medic in Iraq, he saw some nasty stuff.

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Thanks for sharing Marcel.

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Marcel, let your son know that we all thank him for his service and courage.

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I will, thank you Peter.

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As a USMC vet from desert storm and Iraq, and primarily used as a very effective door kicker and target acquisition leader, I got into some really intense situations. I feel lucky to be alive. Being shot at in close quarters is a major gut check. It can get to you every now and then and I personally do better to not think to much on it. Hopefully your son can dwell on the positive and and try to really appreciate all of the good around him. When I inspect for someone that was liberated and now living in the US, often times tears will come to their eyes describing the horror they lived. To me, this helps a lot. Other than that, in my eyes, far too many were lost. However, it is what I signed up for and obligated myself to. I was very happy to get out, but glad I did it all too.

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Thank You for your service for all of us.

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Someone was watching out for you and I am glad you are alive and here today. Many aren’t, as you know.

Thank you, Jordan, for serving our country!

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