Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I wear mine for my cousin

My (distant) cousin, PFC Justin W. Dreese, of the 82nd Airborne, US Army, was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq, on 2 Sept 2006.  I wear my Memorial Bracelet to honor his sacrifice, and the other (almost) 5,000 heroes from our nation's military services since 2001, that have "paid the last full measure of devotion" by laying their lives upon the altar of freedom.  I wear it constantly, as a officer of my veteran chapter that is out in the community constantly.  These are pictures of me in Arlington Cemetary (section 60, where the newest heroes are laid to rest) on February 17, 2009.
Wm. Dreese, Sgt. (ret) US Army Infantry
3/41 Inf, 2nd Armored Div.
Persian Gulf War, 90-91
V.P., SouthEast Michigan Veterans of Modern Warfare, Chapter 4

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