And last, but not least... Holding the hand of that dying Marine
Damn it! What can I say? Just go read it: The Things That Were Good And The Things That Were Not Good
I've linked to BlackFive in the past, but I've never mentioned the number of great letters from our troops that find their way to his site. Go there and just keep scrolling.
I loved that "It was the Soldier" part of Zell Miller's speech, but I wish he'd mentioned our Marines, and Sailors, and Airmen, and all of the other fine, brave people overseas protecting our country. And you know what? That Marine didn't wait for French permission to throw himself on that grenade, ... or to die.