Recently, I felt the lowest I have felt in years upon hearing of
the death of 30 or more sailors and soldiers in one single
Recently, I felt the lowest I have felt in years upon hearing of the death of 30 or more sailors and soldiers in one single incident. My heart is heavy with the loss of these men and women who work tirelessly to protect us from those that seek to do us harm.
These military personal do not make a great deal of money and work in the worst of conditions yet give years of their life to protect America. I wish to extend my sincerest of sorrow to the families of these heroic men and women through your public forum. I feel proud of what our military does for us and appreciate the effort of each and every member and I thank them for protecting us and our freedom.
To your readership I ask: Please take a moment to thank a military man or woman for their service that they provide to keep you from harm and ensure your freedom.
Mike Ternasky, Gilroy, Vietnam Veteran 1968 – USAF
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