Memorial Day – 2023
Friday, May 26, 2023 5:57 PM
Memorial Day is Not About Us Who Made It Back.
It’s about those who joined us on patrols, sweeps, and operations, who huddled with us
against rockets and mortars, who slipped between the fields of automatic weapons fire,
and sidestepped the concussive blasts of landmines and booby traps, who hefted our
dead onto medevacs and continued the fight, who ultimately lost the battle against
in-country mortality to live on in our reflective memories.
Carl Hitchens – Alpha Co. 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division