"WE HAVE SERVED"
" I now know why those who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with those who once acted at their best; who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these individuals. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all everyday. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades. Such good men & women."