Tuesday, September 28, 2004

For a Fellow Marie Who Died on My Birthday

I received the bracelet w/ Sgt Harry T. Wilson's information today.

The selection of the specific bracelet is tied distantly to my birth, the Marine Corps, and the Vietnam War. I'm currently an officer in the Marine Corps. I was born on June 4, 1970 in Saigon, Vietnam. The bracelet ordered identifies Sgt Harry T. Wilson, USMC, listed as POW/MIA on June 4, 1970, later to be identified as KIA.

So you can see there are threads that binds us. Sgt Wilson - a fellow Marine who fought in the Vietnam War and died on the day of my birth. I joined the Corps to give back some small measure of what those like him sacrificed. For without them, I would not a US Citizen and a US Marine.

Semper Fi,


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