Thursday, May 19, 2005
Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski, USMC
In the midst of all the political rancor that seems to dominate the airwaves and bandwidth around us, I thought it important to take time to remember those of our countrymen who have given the last full measure of devotion to this great nation.
Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski, USMC, was killed in action while fighting terrorist thugs on the Iraq/Syria border. I commend to you Blackfive's account of this man's funeral procession. Pay close attention to the pictures of the Fairfield Central Elementary School. Let it never be said children don't understand what goes on around them.
Blackfive also shared part of an email sent to him by a Colonel of the 2nd Marine Division. I can think of no greater tribute to Lance Corporal Prazynski than this:
...I can attest that he died doing what we all hope to be doing as Marines, they were advancing, leading, and setting the example -- they were being MARINES! We don't make policy, we don't decide on the fight, but we do fight and win. And when we win, it is because every one of these Marines fight with us in spirit -- and we will not, we cannot let them down.Well said, Colonel.
Godspeed, Taylor. Semper Fi.