On a day where most of us will be eating and drinking with family and friends, thousands of miles away in a land that most of these same people would find to be so dissimilar as to be considered alien, our brothers and sisters are fighting and God forbid dying so that we can go on living as if nothing has changed.
I know when I was in the sandbox on Memorial Day, it was bittersweet to know that. So I thought that maybe this article would help remind us all what the price is. The marine in question sounded like a solid soldier.
If anyone has someone they'd like to list, put a name to the numbers, feel free. I have several, but I'll leave it with the first.
SGT Jan Argonish, KIA Konar Province Afghanistan 27 AUG 2007
-Jan's convoy was hit with a complex ambush. The trail vehicle was disabled. Jan ran back to lay down suppressive fire while the crew was evaced. He took light machine gun fire and an RPG. He died while being driven to the FOB. Jan left behind an 8 year old son.
RIP Brother...never forgotten.