Tuesday, January 30, 2007

He should have been home by now

This is my 200th post on this blog, and I thought I would use it to pass on some good news for a change.

Today I received some E-mail from Pierre, Robert Secher’s dad. He wrote me to pass on news that his son would be awarded the Bronze Star posthumously by the Marine Corps. When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces.

His bravery and dedication was apparent to all of us who had the privilege to know him while he was on this earth. I am glad the Marines have decided to make it official.

This medal will certainly validate this honor. However, I have always thought that the best indicator of respect was the hundreds of people who showed up for his service in Memphis, Tennessee this October. You could see it in all of their faces.

The assembly of men in red jackets (pictured below) is a veterans group from our last three wars. They traveled great distances to attend Robert’s service, and I believe the look on their faces tell the whole story.

Click to enlarge picture, and then guess who has had too many bacon double cheeseburgers since the last time he put on his red jacket?

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7:36 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

i found the one who has had too many bacon and cheese burgers. giggle.

12:11 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

Glad your uncle got the Bronze Star Robert :)

1:16 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

Me too

5:03 PM  

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