Great Post Marine!
One I hate to do, ODIE.
I've never seen a flag with the black strip hanging near it...how appropriate.I saw American Sniper and Chris Kyle will never leave my memories...or my gratitude.The stunning irony that he'd get killed HERE after 4 deployments of such danger sits so uneasily. I can only imagine his family, after they'd finally realized he was SAFE, then to get the news.God bless Chris Kyle and God bless his family.Thanks, Chuck; this is so important.
Thank you for your comment, Z. As I told Odie, above, this is one of those posts that I hate to do. It seems that I'm attaching the mourning streamer to the Colors a lot more than I used to have to do. I fly the Colors 24/7 (flood light comes on at dusk and goes off at sunrise.)Yes, it was a horrible thing, after all he had been through. The Lord works in mysterious ways. I had a friend who fought in Viet Nam and returned home without a scratch. He went out one early morning to get the newspaper and a copperhead snake bit him on the hand. He died almost instantly. When it's your time, it's your time.
We could use a hell of a lot more ! I wish, now, I would have been one ! As always, thanks Devil Dog !
As always, good to hear from you, Brother! You served and we're Brothers. To be truthfully about it, I was gonna join the Navy. I'm not the brightest light on the string and, somehow, I must have gotten in the wrong line!
You do America proud, Marine. Great post!
Wish I could do more, Koji. Thanks for commenting.