Each year I try to come up with something to say about Memorial Day and each year I can't. The words won't come.
This is an edited repost from years past and is, in no way, comprehensive.
Staff Sgt. Charles Sanders and the crew of Big Windy 25
CW2 Theodore U. "Tuc" Church and 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman
CW2 S. Blane Hepfner and CW2 J. Bryce Millward
CW2 Earl R. Scott III and CW2 Mathew C. Heffelfinger
CW3 Phillip E. Windorski
CW3 Corey J. Goodnature and the crew of Turbine 33 as well as the SEAL team they were heading to assist
SPC Thomas Allison and the crew of "Wild 42"
Chief Warrant Officer Alan W. Gunn - for whom I wear a bracelet
CW3 Frank Buoniconti
My God, I miss my friends. For the ones I didn't know well or personally, my heart aches for their families - today and always.
Feel free to leave the names of those you are remembering in the comments below.