Wednesday, September 14, 2005

To Salute Him For Giving The Ultimate Gift

I lost my first one from the very early 70's. Lt. Cdr Leonard Murray Lee was the name I wore and his body was finally recovered in 2000, which made me very happy and sad. I chose Gy/Sgt Edward Eugene Beck, Jr. because we were both from Canton, Ohio. He went to a high school that was a major rival of my high school. He was in the Marines, as was my husband and is almost the exact same age as the hubby too. My heart goes out to his family as he has been missing since August 9, 1969. I hope and pray that one day soon he will be found and brought home so that the family can finally have the necessary closure. I am proud to wear his bracelet and salute him for giving the ultimate gift of his young life.