Tuesday, March 11, 2008

To Remind Me of My Future Responsibilities

I recently ordered a K.I.A. Memorial Bracelet.  I wanted one for the obvious reason of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our citizens.  Additionally, I am currently a Marine Officer Candidate; in selecting the name of the fallen Marine on the bracelet that I will wear, I chose a young PFC from Pennsylvania who was killed in action in Afghanistan. He was 19.  This bracelet will remind me that as a future officer, my responsibility is to the young Marines I will have the privilege of leading, to achieve our mission, and to bring them home safely. 
Very respectfully,
Cadet 2nd Classman Peter
Master Sergeant
Virginia Military Institute

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