SinceMemorial Day -- Decoration Day as it was once known -- is about & for thosewho made the Supreme Sacrifice, lest I forget those I served with in Echo-2-12:
PFCDavid L Felt, USMC, DOB 04/05/46, Sacramento, CA KIA 08/17/65
Lt.Peter Paul Domiano, USMC, DOB 10/18/43, Industry, NY KIA 07/01/66
PFCBilly Dean Nelson, USMC, DOB 06/30/47, Lommis, NE KIA 07/20/66
PCFBradley Alan Pearson, USMC, DOB 11/27/46,Clear Lake, WI KIA 07/20/66
Andmost of all:
PFCJohn Alton Girod JR, USMC, DOB 06/14/44, Denham Springs, LA KIA 02/21/66
TheGerman song "Ich hatte einen Kameraden" --"I had a comrade" is played onGerman Remembrance Day . Part of it goes:
Abullet flew towards us
meant for me or meant for you?
It took him away,
he lies beneath my feet
like a piece of myself.
Inthe case of Johnny, it wasn’t a bullet, but shrapnel & if it wasn’t forhim, it would have hit me....