Thursday, October 14, 2004

For PFC Charles Sims

On OCT 3, 2003 one of my soldiers, PFC Charles Sims, drowned. He was one of the most mature 18 year olds that I had ever met. He had a bright future ahead of him. At that time, I only knew his family through letters. I wrote to each of my junior soldiers (E4 and below) families to ensure that the families were kept informed.

This bracelet will stay on my wrist until the day I die to remind me of how precious a human life is and that preserving a human life is the most important thing a leader can do.

Executive Officer

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