With Armed Forces Day on Saturday, followed by Memorial Day on May 28, I strongly feel it is only proper for me to share with the world the enclosed. It was written by a fellow combat veteran and a piece which I shall treasure, forever.
Rest easy, George, wherever you are.
JAVIER "CODY" RIOS
I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness … should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.