Bring Them All Home
Today, as on every Memorial Day, I remember my brothers: Lance Corporal James Casper, Lance Corporal Hugo Lopez-Lopez, Corporal Zach Gamble, & Corporal James Blizzard.
Casper & Lopez-Lopez were mortally wounded in Iraq. Gamble (my one-time squad leader) & Blizzard became casualties of our generation’s wars after leaving the Marines; I don’t think they ever really found their way home. Neither of them will be counted in the war’s official death toll, or have their name carved in stone for the ages.
Every war creates its lost ones. We need to bring them all home.