A Memorial Day thought

A Day of Remembrance for those that died on active duty.

Most of the time when we hear that phrase ‘died on active duty’ we tend to think of those that died as a result of combat actions. What we don’t think about is the men that died as a result of accidents while serving our country.
During the Vietnam conflict there were 9107 soldiers killed in accidents ranging from being ran over by a truck to training accidents to drowning at a beach to an aircrew being lost when the tail rotor flies off. Some were men that saw combat, some were REMFs. But all of them were serving their country when they died no matter what the circumstances and every one of them need to be recognized for that so please, while you’re grilling or whatever today, lift one up for the ones that nobody remembers.

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5 Responses to A Memorial Day thought

  1. formwiz says:

    Nicely put.

    You don’t have to spend the day in sackcloth and ashes, but you should think to lift a glass to absent friends.

  2. Okie says:

    Today, I lift one, then two, then…..
    Fuck it ! Throw the goddamn lid away !
    Here’s to ya !

  3. Rob says:

    Pvt. Robert D. De Witt, KIA 27 November 1944

    I will not forget.

  4. James says:

    I remember all who have died in wars,all soldiers and the civilians killed in the insanity of war,hope before we use nukes on a regular basis(OK,a bunch one time)we figure out a way to not do it.

  5. Larry says:

    It includes those who died of disease, too. Which would include the majority of those who died in uniform in the Civil War in many, many units.

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