If you are willing, we will meet again, in heaven's gate. You will be the unlooked for, unasked favor that I will not expect but be delighted to see.
No, I won't expect a throng, just as there are no throngs anymore at the VFW.
We came, we fought, we moved on and so have you. You did it all the rest of your lives, those that survived the war.
Those that did not, today, we remember you. We don't take a gestalt. We try to remember each of you to the best of our ability. We get some help in this regard. We need help to remember.
1st Lieutenant Donald Bruch
I looked for family but I couldn't find any beyond his parents. He was an Air Force pilot and so he volunteered but so too did many young men that knew that the draft board had them in their sights. He flew as a Wild Weasel that others may live. He was new to the profession of arms and elected to take on anti-air missile defense sites alone and unafraid.
I don't know what the world will be like when we lose the young men who sign up with the idea that they'd like to go there and try that. I suspect we're on the cusp. Young men in droves are refusing college because SJ and the writing is on the wall for the Armed Forces.
I think we shall see what it means when 'Men of the West' decide they've had enough, finally, and elect to sit out the first half of the 21'st century.
If you look at it closely, they have nothing at all to lose. Every single shibboleth of the left will fall when the old men of the West look at the fight and decide that they have nothing to win by fighting the fall of the West and simply let the 'achievements' of the last 80 years of the West, fall into the abyss.