Today would have been my brother's 67 birthday [View all]
He died from pancreatic cancer April 1 of 2011. He was a Vietnam war vet, two bronze stars and a purple heart. Like so many other vets of that era, he lost his way after he came home and never became a fully functioning part of society again. I had not seen him since 1985 when my dad passed, and I wish under different circumstances, he would not have been drafted. Like so many other vets of that era, he was lost in the VA shuffle, pushed aside and denied the dignity of recovering his life.
To my brother, and all of the vets who had their lives destroyed by that unnecessary war. We miss you terribly. You deserved much better.