Monday, December 24, 2007

For a Marine I served with at Chu Lai

I recently sent for a Memorial Bracelet in remembrance to a marine corps officer I served with at Chu Lai in 1969. I was one of the last marines to see him alive on March 17,1969, and although it's been several decades since that night the memory is still so vivid in my mind. Capt. Armitstead was a fine officer, a great pilot and it truly was a privilege to serve with him for the short time we had together. I only hope that his supreme sacrifice is appreciated by those at home in our country and those he gave his life to protect.

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