I'm going to keep it simple. Two wonderful men were lost in Iraq two years ago. Their loss has impacted many people. I know their families continue to grieve for them, I hope they are reassured that these special men are not forgotten.
I wanted to leave this blog entry with a positive, so I will leave a memory for each of them.
Bryant - I went to the unit one day and he tried to convince me to hold onto this contraption that looked like a game controller. If you held on to it, it would shock you. He tried to tell me he wouldn't have the power too high..somehow I didn't believe him, it might have been the gleam in his eye or the smirk on his face.
Jose - The day Kevin deployed, I was sitting at home, missing his presence. I wasn't expecting to hear from him for a few days. The phone rang and it was a number I didn't recognize. When I answered it was Kevin. He said that Jose had walked past him and handed him his cell phone and told him to call me. I was so touched by his generosity and thoughtfulness.
Bryant & Jose, we won't ever forget you. Your legacies live on through those people who's lives you touched. God be with you til we meet again.