Sunday, May 28, 2023


 Have a good Memorial Day. Give a thought for those who suffered and died for our country in the nation's wars and battles and little tiffs nobody ever even heard about.

Give a thought to the soldiers, sailors, marines and airman that have given their lives for this country. A few minutes of reflection on the cost of what it took to reach this point is worth the investment.


Anonymous said...

If you are able
save for them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes you left behind.

Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
Dak To, Vietnam
New Year’s Day 1970

On March 24, 1970, he was the aircraft commander aboard a UH-1H Iroquois on a mission to extract a long-range reconnaissance patrol in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia. The aircraft picked up the recon team and was beginning its ascent when it suffered an explosion that caused it to crash. Major O’Donnell was killed in the incident. Heavy enemy presence in the area prevented ground investigations of the UH-1H’s crash site at the time. In April 1995, a U.S. search team recovered remains associated with the loss of MAJ O’Donnell’s helicopter. In 2001, advances in forensic techniques allowed for some of the recovered remains to be identified as those of MAJ O’Donnell.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...