There was a soldier who gave his life for the love of his country.
On duty all day learning to be the best that he could be.
Fighting in wars that he got called and deployed.
His heart focused on saving his county and making it safer for all.
Putting out his own life, earing purple hearts by purple hearts.
Putting his own family aside just to follow each duty that he was called for.
Staying away as long as it may take.
seeing both violence, and poverty and sometimes love and acceptance.
Yet throughout all living many different journeys.
Not always ones he may have enjoyed, yet managing to cope.
with what he’s got which is not much.
sometimes no food for him to eat. sleeping on a bunker hard as could be.
Getting mail sometimes only once a month.
Not seeing regular life as he is deployed to battle the war.
Always watching his back as surprises could arise.
Trying to accomplish getting to know and enjoy everyone at his side,
even if they are the most complicated ones in his barracks.
A soldier he once was until he lost his life.
Living each war and deployed to many different missions.
Living up to all that was in store for him even if not planned.
Yet he became sick with lung cancer and as he became sicker and sicker.
He claimed living the life of a soldier and earning your purple hearts, being held hostige and chanceing his own
life was not was nowhere near as complicate, and painful as coming down with the cancer.
Cancer was the hardest that he had ever faced, so much more than being that soldier that he once was.
Leaving his home and everything that he knew.
Leaving loved ones behind for the love and saftey of his very own country.
Sommetimes we don’t know just what we will face until we come to it first hand.
This was a true life of a very special man of duty in the marines.
God rest his soul, and keep him in peace as he has seen so many burdening things.
It is time for his life to change as he is respected for who he was and fought the biggest wars of many years.
The Cival war and I believe the Korean war.
Fighting his own fight he lay to rest now still giving his full best.
There was a soldier who gave his life for his country and became the respectable man even to the end.
Dedicated to my grandfather who passed just this way in 2003.