Friday, January 04, 2008

A Soldier's Farewell

One of those letters written just in case. In this case, it came.

It would be nice to believe that I died leading men in battle, preferably saving their lives at the cost of my own. More likely I was caught by a marksman or an IED. But if there is an afterlife, I'm telling anyone who asks that I went down surrounded by hundreds of insurgents defending a village composed solely of innocent women and children. It'll be our little secret, ok?

Good man, gone too soon. Read the whole thing.