Monday, November 4, 2013
For Sgt Darne
My service, in the Cold War, never put me on the front lines, in the heat of battle - a 'hot war' as it were. There were risks, but I can only read the books, or see the stories told in video (I recommend Restrepo for those who are interested in an embedded story about what the troops we sent over there have gone through) about loss of life or risk of injury in the heat of battle. Still, I know that despite the grief and worry that these stories bring to life, we just can't understand fully the complete picture.
I found this tribute post about SGT Darne:
He was a very likable fellow - just like the hundreds I met and served with. It's a shame we lost someone of his character.
His wife was very strong as she spoke at the opening ceremony for this 5K Run and 1.25 mile walk at the New Market Battlefield State Park.
Today I'll keep her and the family, and so many of his friends, in my thoughts.