In Honor of
my brothers letter to his son.
Joey was home
for 2 weeks, and has returned with
to spend another year,
I thank him,
and all those like him, today, and all days.
A letter from
Father to Son,
in light of
the recent incident.
comprehend what is lost until you
what it is you have lost.
The path you
have chosen will take you into
May God be with you and protect
you and all
the other brave and righteous men
that are by
your side. Please do not succumb to
of revenge. It is your duty to ensure
and humanity will be preserved for
that will follow. These fanatics
that are threatening
our world, civilizations that
for centuries with morals and justice,
brought forward to account for their deeds
they have afflicted on innocent people.
Use all the
senses that God has blessed you with to
care for your
men and for yourself. You can use the
too! You have relatives that have
San Juan Hill to the sands of Imo Jimo.
From the Lye
Gulf and over the skies of Germany,
not to mention
those that choose the blue or gray.
All came home....but one.
and Take Care.
for his Son Capt. Joe Goodell
Afghanastan in Jan. 2003)
11-22-03. Used with permission
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