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A Soldier's Journey Home

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Just_An_SID, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    We've come a long way since Vietnam when returning soldiers were shunned and criticized for their involvement in a war nobody wanted. I saw this link today. I wanted to share it with everyone. If you get emotional you will shed a tear. Here is the email and it's video link.

    Killed in action the week before the body of Staff Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City Georgia, just south of Atlanta, on June 11, 2009. The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time.

    Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects Honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and
    impact of total self-sacrifice. Georgia remains one of those graceful places.

    The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.

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