Monday, May 17, 2021

PERFECT

I had the duty and was sitting in the Chief's mess when he died and LA news toasted him. Lightly. I cannot think of a more perfect step off the planet.

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  1. Purple Heart and Navy Commendation Medal with "V" for service in the US Marine Corps in WWII with the 3/24th Marines. Wounded in the Battle of Saipan. Discharged as a Private First Class having been busted from Corporal. For all his accolades as an actor, he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery under a plain white headstone noting his Marine Corps service.

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  2. The place is filling up. They aren't friends of mine. They are friends of my parents. They are of the Vietnam age. In a sense they are friends of mine. Sui generis. I could show up at their door and ask for the world and they would have given it to me. They were the people that made America great.

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