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07-14-2008, 16:50 #1
Fallen Warrior and Friend
I was just notified this week that my best bud from back in the day was killed in action near the Farah Province of Afghanistan (sp?) I've been in kind of a state of shock for the last week, and although we haven't seen one another for a couple of years (jobs,family, life ect.) I feel like I was just hit in the gut with a baseball bat. I had been talking for months about taking a road trip to visit, but always came up with some lame excuse - not enough leave, money, whatever. I guess I'm just venting here a little, and saying make sure that you let those people who are special in your lives know what they mean to you, and to never put it off for tomorrow as you may miss your opportunity today.
For anyone that cares or may have known him, he was a true patriot and friend. Capt. Eric "D-Ring" Terhune -USMC, KIA June 19, 2008.
I now know the Gates of Heavan really are guarded by United States Marines.Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
07-14-2008, 17:38 #2
Sorry for your loss.
For the last 40 years, every time I'm with a group of friends for a drink, I toast to all with "To Absent Friends". That for me is for all the great guys we've known and lost in the military and LE.
You'll see us on this site discuss this issue from time to time. Sadly, it's usually when one of the family has fallen. Make a promise to yourself to stay in touch with those you hold close. We've ALL done the woulda-coulda-shoulda about neglected friends.
Keep your good memories and honor his name. And keep that flag flying....it keeps everyone's memory alive! Best, DM
Last edited by dmclark; 07-14-2008 at 17:41.“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” — Miguel de Cervantes
07-27-2008, 19:56 #3
Let me too extend my condolences for the loss of CPT Terhune.
"At the grave of the hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we return back to the fight." ----Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RIPBetter than honor and glory and history's iron pen-
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow men - Richard Watson Gilder