Throughout their lives they tried,
To fight for the way of the cause.
In horrible ways they died,
Yet we could not give pause.
Now that the fight is done,
And those that we cherish are safe,
Our friends are gone…
Did they seal their fate,
So that we may enjoy,
The things they held so dear?
After all this time,
We must try and make amends.
The only way to achieve a piece of mind,
Is to honor our fallen friends…
Robert W. Root, SSgt, USAF
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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